The MacIntyre Great Communities Friendship Group was launched in 2018, in partnership with the MacIntyre Great Communities Project in Warrington, to provide people with a learning disability and/or autism with an opportunity to establish friendships in their local area.
In three years, the group has continued to go from strength to strength as a result of regular monthly meetings. As a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, face-to-face meetings were abruptly put on hold, leaving the group to find new ways to remain in contact.
Molly, who was instrumental in setting up the Friendship Group, was first to suggest the group take the meetings online using online video-calling platform Zoom when the lockdown was introduced. Since then Molly has continued to lead the way and influence how the meetings are structured.