As a small organisation every single bit of support we receive is indispensable.

You can help in a number of ways:

It’s not just individuals who can make a difference.


Does your company/organisation want to make support our work?

Whilst always gratefully received, donations may not always take the form of money – we welcome support in terms of volunteer hours, equipment, expertise or even the offer of a work placement for one of our hardworking trainees!

Please get in touch with our Operations Manager to discuss how you can help.

Email the Operations Manager

    Some Statistics

    • Over the year we have supported 93 trainees, including 8 pupils on their year long work experience placement

    • Each trainee receives an average of around 180 hours of support over the year

    • Each trainee works through a person centred ‘Giraffe Journey’, where individual personal goals are set and worked towards with the help of the team

    • 89% of our trainees said that they feel better supported at Giraffe

    • 82% reported an increase in their confidence since starting at Giraffe

    • 22 trainees said that they felt their literacy had improved, 17 that they were more confident about their numeracy skills

    37 trainees told us that they worked better in a team since joining Giraffe – this is so important as enhanced team work and problem solving can be difficult for those with autism and learning disabilities, and is vital for transitions into other settings

    69% of our trainees said that they felt they had increased life chances

    77% felt that they were better able to cope with anxiety and their wellbeing had improved as a result of coming to Giraffe

    87% said that their social inclusion was greatly improved – that they felt more a part of the community and enjoyed attending activities and learning at Giraffe