LEAT was originally founded as a charitable organisation providing supported employment for adults with learning disabilities in 1998.
Carol Hunt, LEAT Manager, joined the organisation in 2000 and in recognising that people with Asperger syndrome needed specialist support, the decision was made for LEAT to change its focus to provide specialist support for young people aged 16 plus and adults with Asperger syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Our main project:
- The LEAT Consultancy – funded by people’s individual personal budgets/direct payments
Over the past 14 years we have received funding from Jobcentre Plus, Connexions, The Big Lottery Fund (2 projects), Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales (2 projects), The Llankelly Fund, and The Thomas Bailey Fund.
As a result of our success in securing funding we are now able to offer a comprehensive range of person-centred and holistic services to young people and adults with Asperger syndrome & Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
As a consequence of expanding our services our staff team has also increased considerably and at present we have nine staff comprising of one Manager, an Administrator, Befriending Co-ordinator, Support & Training Specialist and 5 Support Workers. As a charity LEAT is governed by a board of Directors/Trustees.