News & Updates

Shining the spotlight on stars with learning disabilities

We are using Learning Disability Awareness Week to showcase the amazing achievements of people we support.

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Unlocking Independence: The Impact of Early Intervention in Special Education on Adult Social Care

Like many working in the social care sector, I welcomed the recent…

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Beyond the Ballot: Prioritising Mental Health and Disability Rights in the Upcoming Election

At last, the speculation is over, the date has been set and…

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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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AFG among major national charities investing millions in their people

We are proud to be recognised alongside national organisations such as Mencap…

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Join AFG as a new Trustee

If you are passionate about changing lives, creating independence and achieving great…

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We’re boosting pay for our amazing Support Workers

We’re leading the way by raising pay for all of our social…

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Autism Acceptance Day: Kevin overcomes fear of medical settings and transforms life through power of tech

This Autism Acceptance Day, we’re sharing the story of an individual who…

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AFG back call for pay parity as Unfair to Care Report is released

We are joining with other social care charities to call for change…

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Stepping outside of my comfort zone: 3 of our women leaders share their experiences

Happy International Women’s Day! With 69% of our managers across the organisation…

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AFG Support Worker wins staff competition and fulfils childhood dream of driving police interceptor

Michael O’Shea, a Support Worker in our mental health division, got the…

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AFG celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week

This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week – a time when…

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It’s party time! AFG hosts virtual celebration for 350 supported adults around the North West

On Thursday 25 January, we hosted our annual ‘Watch Party’ event for…

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Our Trainee Nursing Associate programme: providing a pathway into health and social care

Here at Alternative Futures Group, we offer a Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA)…

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Response to Sector Pulse Check 2023 Report

Alternative Futures Group responds to the findings of the Sector Pulse Check Report for 2023, published by Care England and Hft.

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