Friends and Families is a Plymouth based charity that supports families who have children that experience all forms of disabilities additional needs and difficulties. It is a non-profit organisation unique to Plymouth, providing information, support and services for families who have children that experience all forms of disabilities, additional needs and difficulties. Its services give families opportunities to network and create bespoke training and educational environments, offering individual family support and giving advice on relevant issues. The service runs social and leisure events allowing, “time-out to have fun” away from the stresses and punishing regime of caring. This allows a vital ‘recharge of batteries’, relieving isolation and time for young carers to have fun. Integrated activities enable children with disabilities opportunities, including autism and ADHD, to experience a huge diversity of sports, arts, crafts and music not elsewhere available to them or their families.