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Together As One

Together As One (TAO) supports you to take part in your favourite activities or learn new skills with people in your area. Whether you want to take part in activities, meet new friends, become a support worker, or volunteer with us, there are plenty of ways to make a real difference.

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What is TAO?

TAO is a website booking system that connects you to a range of activities in Wales you can book, opportunities to learn new skills, and connects you with support in your local area.

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Why join TAO?

Boost your confidence, independence and social contacts with full control of your activities. You can decide what you want to do, when you want to do it, and choose how you're supported.

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Who can use TAO?

TAO is for anyone in Wales who requires support for their social needs over the age of 18. If you're in supported living or receive direct payments or other social benefits, you can join TAO. You can also pay privately to join activities with others and share the support they receive.

Get started on your TAO journey with three simple steps

Register for TAO

Register for TAO using the form further down this page. Your local coordinators will then get in touch with you to explain in more detail what TAO is.

Receive participant pack

You'll receive a pack with all the information you need to get started with TAO.

Book your activities

Once you're all set up, choose how many hours you would like to spend on activities and inform your coordinator. You'll choose and pay for your support before you attend the activity.

TAO and Coronavirus

Due to Coronavirus, most of the community activities that we’d usually run have been moved online. For more information and guidance on activities you can take part in, email tao@leonardcheshire.org.

Other ways to join TAO

Be a TAO support worker

Support workers can choose their hours. This makes it easier to fit your support around whatever other commitments you may have.

You will only provide social support with activities and won't do personal care. You may be called a personal assistant depending on where you work.

Support workers registering with TAO across Wales will need to be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Registered as self-employed
  • Have a full DBS
  • Have Public Liability Insurance

Be a TAO volunteer

Use your personal talents and interests to help support people through TAO.

We’re always on the lookout for talented people who are passionate about dedicating their time and support to a charitable cause.

Your support can make a huge difference in the lives of others.

Can Doers Michael, Adam, Chelsea and Jenna taking part in the Can Do Newcastle Garden Project

Advertise your activities on TAO

We can advertise your activities and events on TAO, which will allow participants to book a place, decide who supports them, and even invite friends to their chosen activity with you.

Any costs involved for the participant will be clearly shown and paid directly to you.

Partner with TAO

For a yearly license fee and development costs, you can have a separate bespoke webtool, so you can manage your own activities and events, for whatever you need.

If you want to advertise your activity or partner with us please email us on: tao@leonardcheshire.org.

Register your interest

Fill in your details below to register your interest for Together As One.

Please note TAO only currently operates in Wales.
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Stay in touch

We’d like to keep you updated about how we support disabled people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose.

We’ll let you know how you can support our vision and get involved through fundraising, volunteering and campaigning opportunities.

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We respect your right to privacy and to have your data kept securely and we will never sell or swap your data. We may use and share your data for administrative purposes and/or profiling to help us provide the best possible service and inspiring content. For specific details on how we may use your data, pleaseread our full privacy notice.

You can update or remove your personal details any time by contacting us by email at supporter@leonardcheshire.org by calling us on 0300 303 0074.

Direct payments

Direct Payments are a way that local authorities can help you to meet your individual needs for care and support or your carer's need for support. This means that:

  • They are not a form of income but are paid specifically to buy services or equipment.
  • They are intended to improve your choice, control, and independence.
  • They allow you to work with your local authority to decide how your care and support needs will be met.
  • They give you the choice to decide who provides your support as well as how, where and when it is delivered.

Find out more about Direct Payments

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