Step 1 – Finding others
You may or may not have a group in mind when you start to think about pooling. If you don’t, you may want to think about using our ‘find pooling friends’ tool where you can add your details and search for people in your area who might have similar interests. You will need to check first if your Local Authority has signed up to supporting this and if not you might want to suggest it to them. Other ideas you might try are;
- Your social worker might be able to put you in touch with a local voluntary organisation who may know of others looking to pool.
- There are secure social networks for people with learning disabilities operating in certain areas – you could try these for example:
You will need to have an idea of the sort of things you would like to do and the kind of people you might like to do it with you. Go to find pooling friends to find out more.