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April 11, 2019
Supported Futures Event
April 1, 2019
My Story - World Autism Week

  I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and Dyspraxia when I was 15 years old. Before we begin I should probably explain that the autistic spectrum really is a spectrum. No two people with autism are the same. They may have a lot in common but you cannot call yourself an expert on the topic […]

March 28, 2019
Intern's Blog

On February 26th, Connections was established and the very first event for young people with Autism and ASC across the county, went ahead. I was among one of the very first to experience this new social outing - and whilst it was only a small amount of people that came, I felt at home amongst […]

March 28, 2019
Volunteer Blog

Despoina Matziarli - Volunteer After months of planning, “Lighthouse Futures Trust” launched their Connections Club for people with an autistic spectrum condition, aged 18-30, who want to hang out and socialise with others in their age group without the fear of being marginalised. I personally, being from a foreign country, Greece to be specific, often […]

February 27, 2019
Lighthouse Futures Trust Receives Funding From Lowell Fund

We're delighted to announce that Lighthouse Futures Trust has received funding from Lowell Fund, distributed by Leeds Community Foundation.

August 31, 2018
Welcome to the Lighthouse Union Store!

We are really proud to welcome you to our new website where you will find out about all that we do and what we are about. You can find out all about our café and store and our specialist school based in Leeds. We are particularly excited about our Lighthouse Union Store which was officially […]

August 31, 2018
Lighthouse Speed Friending Blogger Event

On Wednesday 25th May, we teamed with Search Laboratory to host our very first blogger event at the Lighthouse Union Store. We invited 10 bloggers to attend our exclusive ‘Lighthouse Speed Friending’ event to learn more about the work we’re undertaking to help those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties to find meaningful […]

August 31, 2018
Katie Parlett, the Lighthouse Futures Trust CEO, receives MBE

Katie Parlett, CEO of the Lighthouse Futures Trust, was recently awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. We spoke to Katie about how she found out about her award, and what receiving this tremendous honour meant to her. Katie, you were recently awarded an MBE, how did you find out that you were […]

August 31, 2018
Our Q&A with Alan Gardner…

We sat down with Alan Gardner, a patron of the Lighthouse Futures Trust charity and star of Channel 4’s The Autistic Gardener. Alan shared his views on the educational system for autistic children, what inspired him to start his own business, and his plans with Channel 4 in the future. Last year you opened Keepers Coffee and […]

August 31, 2018
Talent City Internships with Yorkshire Water

As a school, we are committed to preparing our pupils for the world of work. Currently, only 15% of adults with autism in the UK are in full-time, paid employment, and our aim is to help change that statistic. As part of their education, we offer supervised work placements for our students in some of […]

August 31, 2018
Branching Out: Our £2,000 donation for new equipment after a cup of tea

We British all know the power of a cup of tea. This communal activity brings us together like nothing else, allowing us to share experiences and ask for support when we need it, something any charity that relies on public donations must do. When our fundraising manager met Keith ‘Mr. Yorkshire’ Madeley MBE for a […]

August 31, 2018
6 Benefits From Improving Your Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Corporate social responsibility has become a major factor in how our clients, partners and prospective employees perceive us as a business. For job seekers, it’s certainly become a big consideration when they’re deciding who they’d like to work for, especially for younger people. In fact, 64% of millennials recently said that they’d take a lower paying […]

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