AFK (formerly Action for Kids) is a North London-based national charity, offering a range of services for young people who have disabilities and autism.

 Details of the services we offer

Mobility equipment for those aged 0-25, where their needs can’t be met by the NHS services.

Schools and Colleges:  AFK partners with education providers to offer a range of accredited work placements (at our Edible Garden, or at Bikes for Good Causes) for young people aged 11-18. We also offer Skills for Employment workshops, Mock Interviews, and Employability Masterclasses.

Life & Work Programme: An intensive work-readiness course for young people aged 18-25, lasting between 6 months and two years. During this time, each young person is allocated a Job Coach, and/or Employment Broker who will help them navigate the route into paid work. AFK also offers Self-Employment, and Volunteering routes that run parallel to the Life & Work Programme. Through the Programme, young people gain skills in employability, communication, self-advocacy, and help with signposting. There are also Work Skills Sessions with employers, focussing on interviews and presentation skills. A workplace or volunteering placement is also offered, which is supported or partly supported by a young person’s allocated Job Coach. The Job Coach also supports their trainees with job applications and interviews, as well as with work trials. AFK offers Virtual Job Coaching too!

Travel Training. AFK typically offers this over 6-12 weeks, to support a young person’s independence, whether they’re in education or seeking employment.

We cover the following geographical areas: 

Barnet, Haringey, Enfield, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Waltham Forest.


Contact Details
Elaine Harman, Life and Work Manager 020 8347 8111
AFK Charity
Martin House, 12 Regis Road