It’s our 50th Birthday!

Advance was 50 years old on 24th April! 

50 years ago, we began our journey by helping two people leaving institutional care to fulfil their dream of living independently in their own community.  Today, we support more than 3500 customers, all over the country to do the same! 

We’re incredibly proud to have reached this important milestone.  So, throughout the year, we’ll be joining with our customers and partners in a year-long series of events and initiatives to reflect on the successes, challenges and changes we have seen over the years, and to look forwards to the future.

We’d love you to join us!

How you can get involved.

Help us to fundraise

We’ve identified three charities that we will be working together to fundraise for throughout the year : Mind, AFK Disability Charity, and Cancer Research.  Find out how you can join in 


Share your memories

We’d love to hear from existing or previous customers, colleagues and partnersContact us and tell us about your experience with Advance and we’ll publicise your story on our website and social media channels.


Just add water

Throughout the year, we’re encouraging customers to get into gardening with our Just Add Water initiative. Find out more here


Join the party!

We’re planning a number of celebration events during the summer for customers, colleagues and partners. They’ll all have a Carnival/ Hawaiian theme – so we’ll be celebrating in colour!  Look out for information about what’s happening in your area. If you’d like to get involved in planning a party, get in touch


Cooking up a storm

We know our customers love to cook – and eat – great food!  Throughout the year, we’ll be collecting favourite recipes, cooking tips and ideas so we can create a very special cookbook: by our customers, for our customers.  Send us your recipe here