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FANE was established in 2004, is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and the sole purpose of our team is to help adults in the North East of England with learning disabilities to make and keep friends.

FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things.

How can we help you?

Please use this website to learn more about FANE and to find out how we can help you or someone you know.

You can find out about our 1:1 friendship mentoring programme and our model of supporting friendship which is free for people with a learning disability and autism that live in the North East of the UK

You can learn about get-togethers we’ve organised and up and coming events in the North East too in the 'What’s on section' of this website.

You can find out about our friendship toolkit, training and resources by clicking on the 'Friendkit' section of this website.

You can find out about our volunteer opportunities by clicking on the 'Volunteer' section on this website or call Lucie our volunteer co-ordinator on: 0191 231 4327 or

Call Keelie our admin co-ordinator or Lucie or Becky our Volunteer coordinator/mentoring officer at any time to find out more information about FANE on: 0191 231 4327.

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