Membership 2017-10-16T12:10:40+00:00

Membership Availability Update:

Support Only

Due to increased demand for HOPE’s services and the impact this has had on our current waiting list, HOPE will continue to accept applications for Support Only Membership at this time, while Full Membership, with group access, will be closed to new applicants until further notice. Our Support Only Membership (£30 per annum) is still available to any families in the North Lanarkshire area seeking autism support.

Support Membership includes private support meetings with trained staff, advocacy and support with any meetings or proceedings with which families may need assistance, training opportunities, and events/private forums for HOPE members. This remains available to anyone seeking HOPE’s support for a small fee of £30 per year.

HOPE has taken this decision to allow us to focus our attention on accommodating those families who have already expressed an interest on taking up full membership with us and are currently on our waiting list. We hope to open up the group waiting lists sometime in the new year.

We thank everyone for their support and patience at this time. This is an exciting time for our organisation and all decisions are made in the interest of improving standards and practice in supporting HOPE members.

Please contact the HOPE office with any queries and keep an eye on our website for further updates.

Join us at HOPE and access our full range of services!

“100% of members think HOPE is an excellent organisation”

“Members say HOPE has helped their child become more sociable, more confident, gain more friends, and has increased their self-esteem”

“73% of parents say they have made new friendships at HOPE”

Membership and Group Packages

Accessing our support services requires joining up to our basic membership package for £30 annually. This membership package includes:

  • Support all year round
  • Support group meetings
  • Daytime drop-in sessions
  • Twice-monthly siblings’ activity groups
  • Advocacy service
  • Access to training courses, free of charge
  • Benefits, grants, and service advice
  • Access to HOPE’s library
  • Member’s only online forum

All memberships include the above services for a small annual fee fo £30. For access to our groups and activity sessions, service users must pay sign up to one of the full membership options below.

Support Only


1 Child - Fortnightly

  • + £30 annual registration fee

1 Child - Weekly

  • + £30 annual registration fee

2 Child - Fortnightly

  • + £30 annual registration fee

2 Child - Weekly

  • + £30 annual registration fee

Full membership costs are made up as follows:

  • £30 membership fee
  • £6 x 44 for weekly sessions = £264 + £30 membership fee is £294
  • £6 x 22 for fortnightly sessions = £132 + £30 membership fee is £162

Weekly sessions are available to all children and young adults. Spaces in our groups are subject to availability. HOPE strives to provide places for all those seeking access to our groups. Those who cannot be placed will be added to a waiting list and will be contacted when a place becomes available. Where families have two children/young people accessing groups, HOPE will only include the basic membership fee of £30 once per family.

Membership packages are processed by Standing Order, to be paid monthly, quarterly, or yearly.

Members can also access our External Community Sports Groups at £3.50 per session. These include swimming, football, trampoline, racquet sports, and cycling among others. Most of these sessions run in blocks of 6 or more weeks and payment is taken for the block. A small charge is also provided for the provision of a snack during these groups.

If you are interested in joining, contact HOPE by email at Hope@hopeforautism.org.uk or visit us at The HOPE Centre, 145 Chapel Street, Airdrie, ML6 6LH. Please contact our office for any additional information on 01236779191.


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