About Our Charity
The In Touch project was founded in 2004, initially funded by Hampshire Children’s Fund.
It started out as a project for 5–13 year olds who have social and communication difficulties; the majority of the those who attended were children who had an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
In 2007, the need for a youth group for young people over 13, with additional needs, was identified. Because of high levels of anxiety, low confidence and many other issues, these young people were unable to attend mainstream youth provision.
By 2018, the age range of our senior youth group had expanded and a need for a young adult group was identified. The young adult group is now well established and provides vital ongoing support for the transition into adulthood.
In July 2013, Friends of In Touch, became a registered charity. Its trustees are parents and supporters of the project. The charity runs the entire In Touch project which now caters for children, young people and young adults from the ages of 9 to 35. From January 2017, 5 years of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund is helping the project to continue.
Friends of In Touch is a registered charity number 1153013