Work for us

Keeping you informed and involved in your loved one’s care

We know how important choosing the right support for your family member is. We are committed to working in partnership with you to understand your loved one’s needs so we can offer the best possible support.

How we involve you

The health, wellbeing and safety of your family member is our top priority. We will use your wealth of knowledge to design the right support plan, taking into account your experience and wishes wherever possible.

Keep in regular contact

We will support with a range of options to keep in touch with your family member and their support team.

We will provide regular updates through your preferred channel, and you can also arrange regular calls, visits and meetings that suit you to stay updated.

Have your say in our Family and Friends Survey

We invite you to feedback directly through our annual Friends and Family Survey. We use these results to look at what’s working well and what we should do more of, as well as any areas for improvement.



Our offer

Learning disability division

From everyday supported living through to more enhanced requirements, we provide a holistic approach that includes personal care, health and wellbeing, and emotional support.

Mental health division

We co-design individual pathways to empower people to achieve their ambitions, from our hospital settings through to supported living and outreach within local communities.


Our stories

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The Dark Side of Social Media: the Mental Health Impact of Online Sexual Exploitation

Mental Health Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to discuss a darker side of social media and how it can impact mental health by the targeting of young people through sexual blackmail online, with tragic consequences including suicide.

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Patients and staff on the move to mark special week

Patients and staff at a AFG’s six independent hospital are taking part in activities to mark Mental Health Awareness Week culminating in a fun sports day.

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International Nurses Day: how we support newly qualified nurses

Frances has just completed her mental health nursing preceptorship at Alternative Futures…

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Alternative Futures Group welcomes government investment in special needs education – including new Bury school

North West charity Alternative Futures Group (AFG) has welcomed the government’s announcement…

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Becoming a Nursing Associate with AFG – Our 2-Year Foundation Degree Programme

We’re delighted to be relaunching our Trainee Nursing Associate programme for the…

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Stress Awareness Month: supporting people to manage stress at our Mental Health Hospitals 

During Stress Awareness Month, we’re sharing some of the ways that we…

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We create amazing experiences for the people we support

We’re proud to go above and beyond to give the people we support the chance to have new experiences, learn skills and make connections.

That’s why we host regular events throughout the year with a range of activities, workshops and opportunities with local organisations.

Take a look at this year’s VIP event for the people we support.

Do I have to contribute to the cost of care?

This will be discussed and explained to you on an individual basis.

Will I still be able to see my family member?

Yes, of course – we will support you in any way you need to see and talk to loved ones regularly.

How can I find out whether AFG can support my relative?

Our dedicated referrals team are on hand to talk to you about your support needs and how we can help. Get in contact by emailing or calling 0151 489 5501.

Where can I find your CQC ratings?

You can view the most up to date current CQC ratings for all of our services here.

Find out how we can support your family member

If you’d like to start a conversation about making a referral at AFG, our dedicated referral team can help.

Referrals team