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Why support us?

Grazelda And Wendy

We live in an unequal world that often fails to recognise, respect or value difference. Our carers and support workers work with people who may be struggling to live independently. We empower them to live their life, their way.

Why we need your support

Every year Ategi helps over 300 adults who need specific, individually tailored support, to enable them to live their lives as independently as possible. We work to continuously improve our services and trial new ways of doing things. Social care budgets are tight, and spending has to be prioritised.

100% of your donation will pay to help people with support needs to live a full and independent life.

Wendy cooking with her Shared Lives carer, Grazelda. Both women are smiling at the camera.
Wendy doing some cooking with her Shared Lives carer, Grazelda.
Trevor has been supported by Ategi for 16 years.

Your donation will help people like Trevor

Before being supported by Ategi, Trevor had no sense of self-worth, no identity in his community, his appearance was unkempt and he was not welcome in most places. He lived alone and had no visitors. He would refuse his medication for epilepsy attacks and was labelled as aggressive by the Police, Social Services and the Ambulance Service. Ategi began supporting Trevor in 2006 and worked with him to gain his confidence and trust. He began to develop a sense of self-worth and he is now proud of who he is.

You can donate to us in a number of ways

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Regular donations

No gift is too small to help us to make a difference for the people we support. 100% of you donation will go towards providing direct services for people in need.

Make a donation

Your donation will enable us to help the people we support to live a full life and achieve their goals. From learning how to live independently, to learning a new skill, or simply going to meet people and do the things that most of us take for granted. Your gift will help people with complex lives to live an ordinary life in their local community.

100% of your donation will help people to access the care and support they need to live a full and independent life.


Kyeron and his Shared Lives carer, Lyn, smiling at the camera.

£5 donation

£5 will connect someone with an Ategi Shared Lives carer, or support worker, which could be the start of a life changing journey for an individual.
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£10 donation

£10 will contribute to the cost of assessing someone applying to become a Shared Lives carer - so we can offer a home and support to another person.

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£20 donation

£20 will contribute to the assessment and training of a new Shared Lives carer so we can support more people.

A huge thank you to all our supporters

By giving what you can, you are helping us to improve the quality of life for people with complex needs, their families and carers. You are AMAZING.

Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more about donating to Ategi, or if you have other questions, please get in touch!

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