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With more than 30 years of experience in care from our committed management team, we offer a flexible and specialised service, tailored to meet your needs.
We arrange care for disabled, learning disabled adults and children, and elderly people.
For more information please visit www.abbotscare.com
Affinity Support is a well established, award-winning service which provides support to people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions and tho whose with an acquired brain injury. Based in Accrington, they operate across the East Lancashire area.
Affinity’s way of working is to embrace the personalisation around each individual and ensures that the support which they are receiving is tailored around their needs.
A multiple award winning service, Affinity were recently shortlisted in The Great British Care Awards Regional Finals. In 2012, they won Homecare Registered Manager 2012 and Care Worker 2012, and Special Needs Manager at the National Care Award 2012 in London.
To find out more about Affinity Support, see http://www.affinitysupport.org/
The Aldingbourne Trust is dedicated to helping local businesses, communities and people with learning disabilities to reach their potential and enjoy life, together.
We work to unlock potential and enable adults with learning disabilities to lead enriched and fulfilling lives through education, training, specialist care and a keen focus on building strong partnerships with local businesses and employers. We want our people to contribute to the communities they live in and fight for real opportunities so they can make their mark. You can find out more about the charity by checking out our story but we believe what we’re really about comes from the stories of the people we support.
Find out more at http://www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk/
The Anthony Toby Homes Trust was founded in 1974 by a group of people working in the learning disability field, together with family members. They all strongly believed that people with learning disabilities should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, and their aim was to work together to make this happen.
In January 1988 the Trust opened its first home in Wokingham for a small group of people with learning disabilities, Ashwater House. The charity had worked enormously hard to make this dream a reality and had to fight prejudice and ignorance from certain quarters to achieve this. Later that year the Trust supported 8 more people to live a full active life in the community of Wokingham.
Since 1998, the Trust has extended its support to a total of 17 people in its Wokingham homes, Staverton and Ashton.
Find out more about the Trust at http://tobyhomes.org.uk/
– The 3 P’s – People, Plans, Places
Ark Care Homes seeks to employ the best People to look after those most central to Ark Care Homes – Our Clients. As such this year we were nominated for a North Devon Plus Award and received the Runners Up prize for Valuing our People. We aim to provide excellent Care Plans which are progressive, individualised and truly person centred.
Ark Care Homes Places are homely, comfortable, inviting and of the highest quality in order to create the best possible therapeutic environments for the individuals in our care.
At Ark we specialise in the care of young adults (18 – 65) with Severe Learning Disabilities, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Behaviours that Challenge; we provide individually tailored programmes of support for each client. All our homes are carefully and tastefully designed and equipped to meet the requirements of our clients.
Kingwood helps people with autism and Asperger’s to live the lives they choose. We make sure we learn what matters to the people we support, what they want to do with their lives and then we help them make this happen. Our philosophy is simple – we believe that people with autism and Asperger’s can, like all of us, continue to develop and grow, make choices and be valued, active and contributing members of the community. That’s why our services are tailored to meet individual needs and are built around supporting people to live enjoyable, purposeful lives with a greater degree of independence in their own homes, within the communities in which they live.
The people we support and their families are at the heart of everything we do. In addition to assisting with the development of skills necessary for day-to-day living, our dedicated team of professionals encourages people to become involved in a broad range of interests according to their individual preferences, including the opportunity to work.
Autism Support and Care (Sun Health Care)
We are a provider of specialist residential and domiciliary care, for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. Our services are also designed for people with challenging behaviour.
We believe that the best way to support our service users is by providing them with a structured lifestyle, incorporating their own choices as far as practicable, that constantly encourages them to develop and fulfil their potential in all aspects of their life.
With specialist support and guidance adults with ASD can lead a full and rewarding life.
For more information see the Sun Health Care website or visit the specialist dedicated site for Autism Support and Care.
The Avalon Group is an award-winning charity providing flexible person-centred care, support and companionship for everyday life, housing, learning and employment.
We provide support to a wide range of individuals across the North of England. Our customers include older adults, people with dementia, physical, sensory or learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injuries, young people in transition and adults on the autistic spectrum.
Our staff and carers are fully trained to deliver services that promote the right of every individual to be treated with respect and to be fully involved in decisions about their support. And we are proud to have been accredited the Investors In People standard for our commitment to the career journeys each of our members.
Our services include:
- Community Support
- Shared Lives
- Everyday activities such as shopping, trips out, leisure and daytime activities
- Practical help with finances, tenancies, medication
- Developing skills to live independently
- Respite breaks for carers
- Accommodation and support in family homes
- Home-from-hospital help
- Accessible holidays, travel and day trips
- Flexible employment options
… And much more!
The Avalon Group is a registered independent charity.
Baronsmede Family Homes was set up in December 1985 in order to provide services for young people with learning disabilities. We aim to provide a homely environment which allows individuals freedom of choice and control over their own lives, with support where appropriate. Services are provided in consultation with the people living in the settings, and are designed to meet individual needs.
For more information please visit www.baronsmedehomes.co.uk
Bowden Derra Park Ltd. offer support and care for adults with learning disabilities, providing a friendly, welcoming environment with an experienced and personalised approach.
Bowden Derra Park offers access to many facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, an employment training and activity centre, beautiful gardens and woodlands.
An education and leisure centre is under construction with plans also underway to open a village shop and bistro style cafe.
For further information about Bowden Derra Park, please visit http://www.bowdenderra.co.uk/default.html
The Broad Group is a family business, founded by Ted and Roma Broadbent, established for over 20 years, offering residential care and support services to Deaf young adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.
We take an open-minded approach and are client led. We are dedicated to exploring every opportunity. Our aim is to ensure that individual needs are met in a flexible and creative way.
Each service user is offered an individualised programme tailored to their particular needs and offers them something rather special… the opportunity to lead an ordinary life.
We are able to offer a wide range of activities to suit each individual both in-house and in the community.
For more information please visit www.thebroadgroup.co.uk
The Hatch Camphill Community is a supported living provider for adults with learning disabilities, located in South Gloucestershire. We aim to provide an environment where every individual is empowered to fulfil their aspirations through experiencing a healthy home, social, cultural and spiritual life.
Each individual is able to develop their skills, creativity and working life through accessing our workshops and activities. We value and promote social inclusion and foster beneficial links in the wider community. We are inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy.
Care Assist Ltd. was established in 2006 and has developed a support programme that is unique in West London.
Unlike most of our counterparts we focus on younger adults, specialising in Mental Health and Young Onset Dementia through our care homes, supported living locations and home care services.
Our care programmes are at the forefront of healthcare standards and processes for successful treatment of Mental Health issues such as Bipolar (Manic Depression), Drug Dependence, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. Our top quality care homes and supported living locations provide comfortable, safe and secure environments within which the people we support can live with us on their pathway to recovery.
To find out more, visit http://www.careassistuk.net
Founded in 1993, CareTech has proved itself as a safe, reliable and stable social care provider. The company is publicly owned and has an experienced management team drawn from social services, health, charities and the commercial world. Our professional credibility at board level is also high, including a colleague with a lifetime history of campaigning for disability rights and another who has some 44 years’ experience as a social worker and social services manager, who continues as an advocate.
Within our group we have several distinctive companies offering both everyday and specialist support to adults, young people and children. We support individuals with a very wide range of issues including those with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, sensory impairment, or mental health problems. We also have dedicated provision that supports people with unusual genetic disorders.
The approach from CareTech means that people can be supported in their own homes, the community, residential or nursing care and a wide variety of supported living arrangements.
To find out more, see http://www.caretech-uk.com
Cartref Homes UK Ltd is based in the borough of Swale along the North Kent Coast.
The company opened its first registered home in 1997 and now operates 4 care homes, a supported living scheme that provides both multiple occupancy housing and out-reach support.
From the outset the driving principles behind each of the company’s undertakings have been to respect service users’ rights to development, independence, choice and inclusion.
We believe such principles are best delivered by services that are locally run, staff and managed; and on a scale that can promote immediate, sensitive responses by teams that are closely familiarised with the individual needs of service users.
Cartref Homes UK Ltd therefore aspires to remain a company that provides well-resourced, clinically excellent, responsive services yet retains a sense of intimacy in its service delivery by recognising the value of nurturing close working relations with service users.
For more information please visit www.cartref.org
Cherry Trees provides home from home respite care for children and young people with severe learning and physical disabilities.
We recognise that these children are best looked after at home but, because of their very special needs, they require very special care, often 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It’s not surprising then that from time to time both they and their families need a break.
Cherry Trees is that special place, providing professional care in a safe and loving environment, where every child is valued for who they are.It is a community that values them and enables them to spend time with friends whilst their families have a much-needed break.
Set in the peaceful village of East Clandon, near Guildford, Cherry Trees provides a high quality service within a relaxed and caring setting.
Founded in 1980 by a group of parents and doctors, Cherry Trees has become a lifeline for the families of more than 100 children and young people who are regularly cared for here – for a few hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks.
For further information, visit http://www.cherry-trees.co.uk/
Choice Care Group provides specialist residential and supported living services for adults aged 16+ with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum condition, mental health disorders and complex emotional and behavioural needs.
We deliver person-centred packages to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support.
As an organisation, Choice Care Group firmly believe that everyone can, with the right package of support and accommodation, live within an ordinary community setting and as such, offer a menu of services, ranging from supported living through to residential services, both of which offer staffing levels that are based on the assessed need of each person. This, along with our in-house psychology and psychiatry services and bespoke packages of care enables the individual to progress through their care pathway.
Whatever services we provide, our focus is to deliver first class support designed to maximise independence, promote autonomy and offer new opportunities to each person we support.
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Community Integrated Care
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most successful health and social care charities. We support almost 5000 people who have learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism, and age-related needs – such as dementia. Our charity was founded in 1988, with the aim of supporting people to leave long-stay hospitals and lead fuller, happier lives in the community. This sense of social purpose remains at our heart today.
Community Integrated Care is pursuing a strategic ambition of becoming ‘The UK’s Leading Health and Social Care Charity’. This sees us promote true personalisation and the voice of the people we support, collaborate with local authorities and CCG’s to deliver innovative services that meet local need, and form thriving partnerships with local and national social care and community groups.
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Condover College is a small charitable organisation, which provides services for 90 young adults. Residential accommodation is in a number of small houses (3-5 residents) in Shrewsbury and surrounding villages. Our Education Centre is in Shrewsbury. Provision is offered for between 38 and 52 weeks per year. After the three year “Design for Living” course we guarantee open ended provision with a full programme of life enhancing activities. Holidays, including continental trips, are provided for 52 week residential learners. We hold regular open days.
Our three year “Design for Living” course focuses on developing communication, social, personal and independence skills enabling our students to develop a valued and enjoyable life. Engagement in the local community and using local community facilities (including local mainstream colleges) is central to our provision.
We have in-house speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and visual impairment specialist tutors. Most residential rooms are en-suite and ground floor rooms have ceiling tracking. Physiotherapists construct hydrotherapy programmes, which are delivered weekly as part of the curriculum.
To find out more, see http://www.condovercollege.co.uk/
The Coquet Trust is a Registered Charity, set up to help those with learning disabilities by providing support in the home and in the community.
Coquet Trust currently provides a domiciliary service to people within their own homes, located within Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside and Northumberland and outreach support for a number of individuals within those areas. This has been made possible through the recruitment of experienced Support Team Managers, who, along with the Trust Senior Management team and appropriate Social Services Care Managers, select a team of multi-skilled support workers, who enable individuals to have a worthwhile and enjoyable life within the local community.
To find out more, please visit http://www.coquettrust.co.uk/home/4580189097
Cream is an organisation established and designed around a group of people who have specific needs and require a tremendous amount of care and attention. The individuals for whom we are providing support have a severe learning disability and complex care needs. This entails that the whole ‘package of care’ must be tailor made and person centred, to ensure that each persons’ individual interests and demands, can be met successfully and seamlessly.
We are determined to take no short cuts in achieving our goal which is care provision of the highest quality. This must be inclusive and transparent and above all else provide the consistency and warmth which will allow the people in our care to progress and feel ‘at home’.
To find out more about Cream, visit http://www.creamcare.co.uk/
Daybreak’s mission is to empower people with additional needs to achieve happy, independent, healthy and socailyl inclusive lives. WE offer a range of activities designed to enhance work and life skills, supporting people to exercise choice and control.
The Daybreak Team is made up of people with a rich varety of skills and experience. What we share is a passion for everyone to live a good life, regardless of difference. We all want to help people with learning needs on their journey to a better life.
Based in South Humberside we service locally based clients as well as those requiring care in North Lincolnshire or the surrounding areas.
Our mission is to be the premier care agency dedicated to and recognised for our passion and commitment to serve, help and enhance the quality of life and well being of others. To keep clients informed, respect their choices and value them as a person. We will care for our clients in their own home environment, making them feel comfortable and safe.
Find out more about Emerald Care Services at http://www.emeraldcareservices.co.uk/
Encompass (Dorset), are a registered charity that provides specialist care and support to individuals with learning disabilities and people with enduring mental health needs. By taking a holistic approach to care we are able to encourage and support individuals in reaching their full potential, offering peace of mind to their family and friends, and assurance of their well-being.
By looking at your individual needs and approaching each person with sensitivity and discretion, we are able to offer a tailored service that goes beyond expectation, keeping the individual at the centre of everything we do.
Over the last 20 years we have built a trusted reputation, for delivering a high quality range of services. These services are deeply rooted in the local community, with scope that extends throughout Dorset; our services include supported housing, residential homes and an independent hospital and are run by our expertly trained staff.
For further information, please visit http://www.encompassdorset.co.uk/
Fairplay was set up in 1992 by a group of parents who wanted accessible activities for their disabled children. The group set up a club where their children could attend during school holidays. The demand for the group was overwhelming and the group developed into an organisation with paid staff. The organisation has grown ever since, developing youth services as well as children’s and expanding into areas throughout North Derbyshire.
In 2005 Fairplay became a registered charity and in 2009 also became a company limited by guarantee. Also in 2009 Fairplay was successful in receiving funding to build its first centre in Chesterfield. The centre has been purpose built to ensure that all children and young people are able to access the facilities on offer. The centre was officially opened in July 2010 and features an activity hall, outdoor play area, meeting rooms, library, sensory room, kitchen, and changing places toilet.
With the opening of the new centre Fairplay has been able to expand its services and now offers services to young people up to aged 25 as well as a new pre-school parent support group for parents with children under 5. Fairplay continues to grow and develop in response to the needs of local families and currently supports over 400 families across the area.
For more information about Fairplay, please visit http://www.fair-play.co.uk/
Based in Diss in Norfolk, Fenners is a well-respected local provider of specialist residential and daycare services for adults with learning disabilities. Established in 1989, Fenners is a well-staffed family home – a converted 16th century farmhouse in half an acre of ground – for nine younger adults (aged 18 to 60 on arrival), who all have their own rooms within an ordinary domestic environment. There is a large recreational garden with a bird hide for watching wildlife, and a smaller enclosed garden for social activities.
Fenners is a well-established part of the local community, with minibus access to social activities in five neighbouring villages, as well as leisure and sports facilities in Diss, our local town three miles away.
For more information about Fenners and the services they offer, see http://www.fennerscarehome.co.uk/home/4581947903
Field Lane has put people before profit since 1841.
Our care and support services are provided for people who are frail or have a learning disability or need some additional support to meet their hopes and aspirations.
The Christian heritage is one which is valued but Field Lane is not an evangelizing organisation. It does though try to work with a Christian understanding of society and the uniqueness and preciousness to God of individuals within it. Field Lane was called into being to be with people who are marginalized or at risk of being isolated and excluded through age or disability.
The way in which the work of care and support is planned and delivered reflects these principles. Staff, commissioners and service users appreciate that this is a different sort of organisation and that it has strong values.
Ninety seven pence of every pound of our income is spent on direct charitable services.
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For more information about Field Lane, please visit http://www.fieldlane.org.uk/index.php
Fisher Healthcare Ltd is a Care Quality Commission registered company, who provide and supply Nurses, Support Workers and Care Assistants to a vast range of clients and Establishments. These include organisations such as Nursing/Residential homes, Day Centres, Live in care and night sitting service for clients in their own homes. So whether you are a professional healthcare manager requiring extra staff at short notice or an individual who just needs support with or without special requirements then we can help.
All our Support/Care workers are trained to high standards to help them deliver professional care to meet your needs. Our experienced and friendly staff will provide 24 hour care, 7 days a week. For individual home sitting services (minimum 6 hours). Fisher Healthcare Ltd will always strive to deliver the best possible service we can. To help us achieve high standards we put our staff through a comprehensive training programme. Our training programme is provided by fully qualified tutors, nurses, and other professionals. We can therefore ensure that all our staff deliver the highest possible standard of care. Our training programme also gives us the opportunity to assess and get to know each one of our staff, helping us to employ them where their strengths will most benefit our clients.
To find out more about Fisher Healthcare Ltd., visit http://www.fisherhealthcare.co.uk/
Flarepath believes in the inherent value of every individual and that each individual has the same rights and deserves the same opportunities. Flarepath aims to assist clients in living fulfilling lives through the achievement of their rights, independence, choice and inclusion within society.
We offer an holistic approach to care that considers every aspect of a client’s life. An emphasis is placed upon activities of daily living while also reflecting the choices and aspirations of the individual.
We arrange activities to suit individual needs and choices, including theme parks, zoos, trains, snooker, swimming and gym. Also an annual holiday is arranged which is agreed with the service users, over the last few years we have been to Norfolk, Isle of Wight, New Forest and Cornwall.
Cranmore is a five-bed residential care home for adults with learning disabilities who also exhibit behaviours which may significantly challenge their ability to become valued members of the community. The aim of the service at Cranmore is to provide intensive support to this client group, enabling them to fully integrate into their local and wider community despite their individual needs/challenges.
For more information about Flarepath, please visit http://www.flarepath-care.co.uk/index.html
Frontier Support Services (FSS) provide Domiciliary Care Services to individuals over 18 years of age who may have learning disabilities, mental health issues, an autistic spectrum disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, physical disabilities, and /or emitted challenging behaviour. We also offer services that are gender and/or culturally specific. We support individuals in their own homes and/or work alongside the charity Zetetick Housing if the individual needs their own accommodation.
FSS place the maintaining and promotion of independence at the heart of our service to service users. We seek to maintain and advance our service users’ independence whilst working to support them within their own homes and the wider community. We support service users right to develop a socially inclusive life based on maximising their right of choice and access to services that promote well-being.
FSS is committed to equal opportunities and action to ensure that our employees and the people we serve are not discriminated against.
To find out more about Frontier Support Services, visit http://www.frontiersupport.co.uk/
Future Home Care Limited (FHC) was established in 2005 specifically to support adults with a Learning Disability to live with a high degree of independence in the home of their own choosing with support.
Today, our core objective is still to encourage our service users to attain a high degree of independence with choice and control and living independent lifestyles in the community of their choice with access to affordable quality housing that they are able to call home.
Our wide range of services includes housing, personal care, support, education, leisure activities, health and wellbeing and mentoring to people with a wide range of learning disabilities. In addition, we provide specialist support services that cater for high levels of support needs such as managing challenging behaviour, sensory loss, dual diagnosis, physical disabilities and autism.
FHC works closely with housing partners who provide additional property and tenancy opportunities for our service users with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health issues; Future Health and Social Care who provide housing for service users.
Find out more about Future Home Care, here.
Halas Homes started life as a specialist organisation for people with learning disabilities over 50 years ago and is situated near Halesowen town centre in the West Midlands.
Halas Homes is a registered charity that employs 80+ staff specialising in four distinct areas of expertise: Residential Care, Respite Care, Day Centre facilities and Supported Living. We are well established and locally recognised organisation which remains true to the original values and ethos of providing quality care for adults with learning disabilities in Halesowen and the surrounding area.
Our day centre has a thriving membership of clients who take part in a variety of activities.
We also run a social enterprise coffee shop that has developed into a vital community hub which also provides the opportunity for people with learning disabilities to integrate with the local community learning valuable work skills in the process.
Further information about our activities and facilities can be obtained from our web site www.halashomes.co.uk
Havencare (South West) Limited is a Charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism in Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon and Torbay. We have a range of residential, supported living, and enabling & transition services. Our mission is “Supporting individual journeys through an outcomes focused pathway that empowers the person to realise their potential, make choices and direct their own life”. We are proud of our innovative “Support Pathway©”, underpinned by person centred thinking, positive behaviour support, and active support. This is the basis for our outcomes focussed approach. The Support Pathway© is evidenced in a bespoke online support planning, recording and reviewing tool called “iPLANit”. We believe every individual, regardless of needs, deserves a bespoke service designed and delivered for them, with them, and by them.
Heart of England Mencap is a registered charity supporting people with learning disabilities across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
We deliver a wide range of support, enabling individuals to live independently within their own home or with support that is tailored to meet their needs.
We find the appropriate ways to support people to live the life they choose focusing on what an individual can do rather than their disability.
Our range of services includes supporting people within their own home or one of our homes, or during day activities via our Pathway programmes. We encourage our customers to further enrich their lives through education, life skills, leisure and a range of social activities.
We offer valuable respite and short break services too, enabling individuals to have some time away from home – perhaps just as a respite visit, a short holiday, or as a first step in learning how to live a more independent life.
Our approach is to provide the support required – ‘just’ enough -ensuring customer safety and security, as well as encouraging customers to develop independent living skills and lead an active social life, with the reassurance of highly sensitive and person-centred support always being available when it’s needed.
For more information, see: www.heartofenglandmencap.org.uk
Henshaw’s Society for the Blind provide expert care, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss, right where it’s needed most. We also work with people with other disabilities and because all of this affects family, friends and colleagues, we work with them too.
We work in the north of England, with centres and communities in Manchester, Merseyside, Harrogate, Knaresborough and Newcastle.
Each of our centres offer different services and programmes – but they all aim to achieve our Vision:
To enable people with sight loss and people with other disabilities to build the skills and independence they need, to achieve the future they want.
To learn more about Henshaw’s Society of the Blind, see http://henshaws.org.uk/
We are a young organisation with traditional values and a culture of genuine care. We specialise in supporting people with learning disabilities and offer a range of other services. As an Investor In People, our staff are well trained and professional in their work. Our modern quality assurance system supports staff continually to improve the service they provide. We remain keen to understand you and ensure that you are happy with our services.
Holywell is a learning organisation, which means that we value any comments, compliments and concerns you may have. Our customers come first.
We are a charity which provides education, training, care and support to people aged 16+ who have a learning disability and/or difficulty, with particular emphasis on people on the Autistic Spectrum and people with communication difficulties. Our beneficiaries also include individuals for whom we provide residential support, day services or supported living.
We encourage learning by providing opportunities for students and other beneficiaries to gain experience in our enterprises and in outsourced work experience placements. A major part of our approach involves fostering a family like environment to improve stability and well-being.
ICIS offers high quality training, clinical and therapeutic support, therapy intervention programmes and consultancy and education services to professional and support staff in the public, private and voluntary sector.
The breadth and depth of expertise we can offer clients is exceptional and encompasses every area of human behaviour and psychological health and specialities ranging from social work to probation. Indeed, our professionally qualified clinical staff and course leaders are regarded as experts in their field.
Find out more about ICIS and their services at http://www.icisuk.com/index.asp
The South Hams is a glorious part of Devon and how fortunate we are to be located here! At Kaleidoscope we have a fantastic team who support adults with learning difficulties to live rich independent lives. We support around 48 people and employ almost 100.
We are a small independent local Charity based in the delightful market town of Kingsbridge. As a small organisation everyone knows each other and we want to keep it that way.
The organisation as it is today is fairly new, about fifteen years old, but it grew out of what was originally a local parent organisation called South Hams Mencap. In early 2000 as people were moving into the community, South Hams Mencap became two distinct and legally independent organisations, know as Kaleidoscope and The Gordon Carling Foundation. Kaleidoscope, provides the support and The Gordon Carling Foundation is a housing provider used by many of our tenants.
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Karrek Community is a not-for-profit company operating as a domiciliary care agency.
Our commitment to each person supported by us is to deliver a genuine person centred package that has a breadth of choices, and opportunities for people to live a full life.
We have been providing high quality services for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families since 1989.
We offer individual, tailor made, person centred, solutions of support for adults through our living and day vocational and lifeskill services. Our team has a wide range of expertise and we provide consultancy services that aim to empower individuals with autism through providing specialist assessments and training for the people who work with or support them. We have a Family Support Service offering advice and information for individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, carers and the people who work with them.
The founders of the Trust aimed to create an organisation that could be used by and be of benefit to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The scope, direction and expansion of the Trust’s activities is and will continue to be driven by these needs.
For more information, see http://www.kentautistic.com/
The Kingsley Centre is the headquarters of the Kingsley Organisation, which began life in 1987. We established ourselves as a unique place where real inclusivity and personal learning sit alongside one another. We focus on twin aims:
- To provide self development and training opportunities with and for disabled people
- To provide services to the community in an inclusive and enabling environment so that everyone can enjoy a variety of resources and opportunities, which promote learning, well-being and cohesion
At the Kingsley Centre, our services are provided wherever practicable with the involvement of our disabled participants, facilitating interaction with, and thereby encouraging a greater understanding of, disability issues in general.
As well as providing the home for the Village Shop and Post Office, we are also the venue for a number of regular activities, including a coffee morning and a range of sports and leisure pursuits. We host a variety of events, including a Kingsley Community Lunch, interest talks, a tea dance, the Village Forum and the . For more information on any of these services and activities, please explore our website or call us on 01420 479000
Our Main Hall, Meadow Room and Skyview Room are available to hire at very competitive prices for business meetings, functions and private events. We offer the use of a computer, printer, fax machine and photocopier for a small charge for locals, visitors and those hiring our rooms.
For more information, see http://www.kingsleycentre.org.uk/
Since 1982, The Lady Verdin Trust has supported adults with learning disabilities living in south Cheshire particularly Crewe & Nantwich.
Our unique approach is based on the philosophy of equality and mutual respect. Irrespective of an individual’s abilities or disabilities, we believe that all people have the same human value and rights and should be given the same opportunities for personal development.
We provide all our clients with the encouragement, support and opportunity to live independent, fulfilling lives within their local community.
We support adults with all degrees of learning disability, people with Autistic Spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome and people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and other physical disabilities.
For further information, see http://www.ladyverdintrust.org.uk/
From Larkstone Supported Living’s head office in Barnstaple,Devon, and our bases in Ilfracombe and Bideford, we provide specialist supported living, outreach, respite and short break services for adults with disabilities and complex needs that may be challenging.
Larkstone was founded and registered with the Care Quality Commission in 2006 by Ann Balchin and Jack Balchin, both of whom have many years of private and public sector experience in delivering care and support services for people with complex needs.
Our experience and understanding of this care specialism underpins our approach of developing and maximising abilities, offering opportunity, encouraging positive engagement and encouraging people to take control of their individuality. Key features of the way we operate include:
- putting in place person-centred care plans, tailored to the needs of the individual, and evolving with them as these change
- supporting the health and well-being of each service user and ensuring their own safety and security and that of their home
- enhancing the involvement of each individual in their community
- enabling each service user to increase their life skills, supporting the transition to reduced levels of support and a move to more independent living in the future
- working in partnership with our service users, their families, commissioners, care managers, health professionals, the Department of Work and Pensions and others.
Find out more at http://www.larkstoneliving.co.uk/about-us/
Life Path Trust
Life Path Trust is a charity group supporting people with learning disabilities in Coventry and Warwickshire with support services in Oxfordshire too.
Our approach is person centred and focuses on the needs and wants of the individual to live their life as independently as possible.
Everything we do is to support people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want as much as is possible. Our approach is person-centred and focused on the needs and wants of the individual with the support of their nearest and dearest.
Telephone: 024 7665 0530 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifeways is one of the UK’s leading providers of support services for people with diverse and often complex needs in community settings.
We believe that each person we support should feel:
Heard – Valued – Respected – In Control – Independent – Included
Creating an environment where people feel safe, we work with each person to build their confidence and skills – empowering them to lead a rich and fulfilling life as independently as possible.
By forming meaningful relationships with every person we support, we are determined to make a difference to people’s lives.
For more information, see http://www.lifeways.co.uk/
The Lifeworks charity was established in 1996 by a group of parents and teachers who were determined to make a difference to the lives of families with learning disabled children.The charity now delivers a wide range of programmes and services, including residential and respite care, further education, life skills training, youth clubs and sport and leisure events.
To find out more about Lifeworks, visit http://www.lifeworks-uk.org/
Linkage Community Trust
Linkage is a learning disability charity, operating a specialist further education college, care and employment services, and a programme of adult skills across Lincolnshire. Some 300 adult clients benefit from living in a range of accommodation options, from communal housing to independent flats, and community support, providing assistance to clients living elsewhere. The charity’s aim is to help people achieve their full potential and this has been the goal over the last 40 years.
Linkage works with dozens of employers to provide work experience and, ultimately, job opportunities, and it also operates three café enterprises across Lincolnshire.
Links South West
Devon based Links South West Ltd (LSW) exists to provide residential and support services to meet the specific needs of people who are intellectually challenged. We aim to provide this service in a safe, stimulating, low arousal and structured environment. Our aim is to enable each individual to reach their fullest potential and be a member of the wider community.
Registered Manager: Jacqueline Glenning
Telephone: 01647 253201
Livability is a national Christian disability and community engagement charity.
We deliver community projects, disability care services and training resources that promote inclusion and wellbeing. We also share our expertise internationally. We are an enabling network of people, tackling barriers in society to make community livable.
Livability is a proven and trusted national provider of commissioned care and community projects in the UK. Created by a merger of The Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms, we have a 160 year track record in ground-breaking community work.
Find out more about Livability at www.livability.org.uk
The Lodge Trust
The Lodge Trust exists to –
- make a Christian provision for adults with learning disabilities and is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide Care Home Services without nursing. There are 4 houses and 5 independent living flats for 30 residents on the 20-acre site in the Rutland village of Market Overton.
- provide work opportunities in the grounds including crafts, woodwork, catering, laundry, gardening, grounds maintenance and serving customers in the cafe.
- offer ASDAN courses to help develop your skills and enjoy new achievements.
- help you relax too by a choice of swimming, horse riding, sailing and playing snooker. The gardens and extensive driveways leave plenty of space for residents and visitors to ride bicycles safely and enjoy the countryside without fear or danger.
- meet your needs in a way which you find enjoyable and fulfilling.
For more information contact:
- Residential Manager: Liz Perkins – Telephone: 01572 767234
- Email: email@example.com
Martha Trust is a registered charity that supports young people and adults with profound disabilities at our homes in Deal, Kent and Hastings, East Sussex. We provide lifetime care in a safe, loving environment, respite and day care, as well as support and advice for families and carers.
Martha offers a home for life with round-the-clock nursing, in purpose-built accommodation. The residents we support benefit from an individually tailored and continuous programme of education and therapy to develop their actual and latent skills and abilities.
At Martha we ensure everyone gets the most out of each and every day. We strive to deliver the very best level of care, with quality and the welfare of the people we support at the forefront of the services we provide.
We are a unique organisation providing specialist services for people with PMLD and find that many of the families we support have chosen to relocate to use our services.
For more information: Telephone 01304 610447
Ridgewood Residential Care Home in Camborne, Cornwall is owned by Matley-Jones Brown Ltd.
Ridgewood opened in 2002 to enable 12 adults from 18-65 with Learning Difficulties with either critical or substantial needs from a multi-cultural and socially diverse background to continue to live as independently as possible by receiving care and support consistent with their incapacities and disabilities. All our applicants will require high levels of care and support, this has been responded to by employing only highly trained and experienced staff, whilst keeping focused on our aim to enable and promote independence.
Find out more at http://mjbridgewood.co.uk/
Based in Rugby, Mayday Trust offers a variety of services:
- They support people through difficult life transitions whether they are coming out of prison, seeking work after extended unemployment, moving out of homelessness, or young people leaving care.
- Mayday delivers learning experiences that connect, engage and inspire individuals. Mayday recognises the uniqueness of individual’s learning abilities; helps individuals to discover their assets and talents, and offers accredited learning.
- They offer quality accommodation teamed with individual support so people who come to us can grow and thrive. Mayday supports people to live independently.
- Mayday is about developing people and gaining employment. Mayday focuses on career building and offers opportunities through partnerships to build resilience and gain a sense of achievement.
For more information about Mayday Trust, visit http://www.maydaytrust.org.uk/
Midway Care Group
Midway Care Group is a provider of services for people with learning disabilities who may also have additional needs. We work collaboratively with individuals, families and service commissioners to support people to live within the community, either in a transitional residential service or supported living service.
Midway Care Group’s aim is to provide specialised residential and transitional services to individuals with learning disabilities and associated needs in an environment where rights, independence and choice are the focus of that service
Our goal is to underpin the initiative of Universal Healthcare. We understand that every person should be treated on an individual basis and so we design our services to ensure that their needs and aspirations are met.
The company’s commitment to our core beliefs has enabled us to forge both successful and proactive strategic partnerships with several Primary Care Trusts and Social Services departments across the West Midlands (Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Solihull and Birmingham).
Our Head Office is based at Acocks Green, Birmingham. The central location enables us to facilitate all our services appropriately and is underpinned by staff with many years of experience at the highest levels of care and business.
For more information visit www.midwaycaregroup.co.uk
National Autistic Society
We are the leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Our work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.
Around 700,000 people in the UK have autism. Together with their families they make up over 2.7 million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day. From good times to challenging times, The National Autistic Society is there at every stage, to help transform the lives of everyone living with autism.
We are proud of the difference we make.
We want a world where all people living with autism get to lead the life they choose. This means a world where everyone living with autism:
- gets the support, education and training they need
- lives with dignity and as independently as possible
- feels part of their community and wider society
- is understood by all professionals who support them
- is respected for who they are by a knowledgeable public.
To find out more about National Autistic Society, please visit http://www.autism.org.uk/
New Beginnings, Gloucester Ltd.
New Beginnings aims to provide developmental support for adults with learning disabilities whom may exhibit behaviours that challenge any other services on offer. We endeavour to provide a warm comfortable environment that mentally stimulates the service user whilst promoting their independence. Our aim is to become recognised as part of the community, not a community within the community.
New Beginnings Glos. Ltd provides long and short term residential care to people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, those with mental health problems as well as those that are considered challenging to others. New Beginnings has over ten years of experience within the care sector with experienced staff working with our people within community settings throughout the Gloucester area. For more information on our ethos or for a more detailed view of our homes, please follow the links above.
To find out more, please see http://www.newbeginningsgloucester.co.uk/
New Beginnings N.E Ltd
New Beginnings provides support to adults with learning disabilities to live in their own homes and participate in the community. This might be up to 24 hours a day support by a full time staff team e.g. in independent supported living scheme or contracted hours per week by a support worker e.g. in Outreach work where the person still lives in the family home.
Our aim is to enable people with learning disabilities to live full and purposeful lives in their community and develop a range of activities including leisure interests, friendships and relationships, spirituality and education.
To find out more about New Beginnings N.E, see http://www.nbneltd.co.uk/
New Directions is a vibrant local community based charity in Rugby. The charity has been established for over 60 years and offers a wide range of services which include home care, supported living, respite, day opportunities, residential services, dementia and transitional support to adults with learning and physical disabilities aged 16 and over.
Our staff are trained to a high standard to ensure that we provide a quality person-centred service and opportunities to everyone we support including families and carers.
The people that we support are at the heart of everything we do, we base their support on their choices and wishes providing support 1-24hrs per day, weekdays evenings and weekends.
Enquires: 01788 573318
For more information please visitwww.newdirectionsrugby.org.uk
Housing with Care and Support
NCHA (Nottingham Community Housing Association)’s Care and Support department, established in 1993, is a leading provider of social care services to over 1500 individuals in the East Midlands. Our care and support services focus on the individual and promotes independence, choice, respect, dignity and fulfillment.
Our services include:
- Supported Living flats for Adults with Learning Disabilities
- Personal care services to people in their own homes
- Flexible support for individuals to maintain independent living
- 24 hour Support, Management and Response Service (SMaRT), a telecare and assistive technology service
- Shared accommodation and independent accommodation available
For more information please visit http://www.personalisedsupport.co.uk/
Email: HWCSinfo@ncha.org.uk or Telephone: 0345 6501202
Nursefinders – Caring for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since 1998
Providing the highest standards of care, competency and professionalism, through promotion of independence, individualism and dignity to our clients.
For 15 years, Nursefinders Plus has worked at the core of the care community throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, providing Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants to a variety of health and social care establishments. This includes nursing and residential homes, hospitals (the NHS), hospices, learning disability/supported living residences and rehabilitation centres. Nursefinders also provides tailored care packages, enabling clients to continue to live at home and maintain their independence.
For more information visit http://www.nursefindersplus.co.uk/
Oakfield (Easton Maudit) Ltd.
Oakfield (Easton Maudit) Limited provides residential accommodation across two sites in Northamptonshire for a total of twenty-one adults with learning disabilities. They aim to provide residents with a secure, relaxed and homely environment within which the staff strive to preserve and maintain their dignity, individuality and privacy as well as demonstrating a sensitivity to their ever changing needs.
Oakfield staff aim to support individual needs whilst allowing each person to develop as much independence as possible.
To find out more about Oakfield and their services, see http://www.oakfieldhome.org.uk/
Options, part of Outcomes First Group, provide a range of care services to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. We offer a pathway of services, with specialist teams of highly trained staff, including education, care and clinical teams, offering a holistic approach to education and care, looking at the full needs of the individual and adapting our interventions accordingly.
Orchard Vale Trust
We are a charity which was founded in 1985 by two families who had sons with Downs Syndrome and were unhappy with the care offered to them. Our first home was opened in 1985 and since then three more have opened across Somerset. Recently we have begun to offer daycare too.
Our aim is to give the people living in our homes as much control over their own lives as possible. Because we believe everyone deserves dignity, autonomy and choice, we build our services around each individual’s needs.
With a staff of around 70, we are able to offer a hugely flexible range of support including semi-independent living, supported housing and more intensive support for those with challenging needs. Some of our residents are in sheltered employment and many attend college courses, as well as participating in a rich and fulfilling range of activities at home and in the local community.
To find out more, visit http://www.orchardvaletrust.org.uk/
Orione Care is a charitable company first established in 1952. We provide high quality housing, care and support to older people, older people with dementia and adults with a learning disability in 65 units of independent social housing (many have supported living arrangements) and via our care home services to 66 older people, many of whom have dementia, and to 18 adults with a learning disability. The charitable company also runs a centre for up to 15 adults with a learning disability per day, which offers a horticulture, arts and crafts and work skills programme.
We are committed to “do good always and harm nobody”, guided by Roman Catholic teachings, while our services are open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
We respect the identity and value of each person: Providing safe, secure and personalised care and practical support. We promote individual well-being, dignity, independence, community involvement, choice and control.
For more information visit www.orionecare.org
Leading disability charity Papworth Trust offers essential support and care to disabled and older people, their families and carers. For nearly 100 years, we have been helping people of all ages to live independently in their own homes, to learn new skills, and to find and keep jobs that are right for them.
“Help us create a world where disabled people are seen for what they can do.”
To find out more please go to www.papworthtrust.org.uk or contact our information centre on 0800 952 5000 for free information and advice on disability benefits, funding or any other issues.
Parchment Trust Limited is a registered charity, founded in 1993 to serve people with learning and physical disabilities in East Sussex. The Trust provides services that respond to individual needs, with person-centred support. We provide opportunities for learning, occupation, socialising and access to the community:-
The Co-operative for people with learning disabilities who want to be as independent as possible
Friary Gardeners horticultural scheme for people with a variety of disabilities
Individually designed day opportunities for those with profound and complex needs
Parchment Trust seeks to uphold Christian principles in every area of the organisation. In practice this means that the Trustees and staff aim to act with honesty, integrity and openness at all times.
To find out more about Parchment Trust, see www.parchment-trust.org.uk
Parenting Additional Needs
When PAN started in 2011, the Matlock, support group had only 3 members, we now support 100 families throughout Derbyshire. In September 2013 we launched our first satellite group in Chesterfield. By the end of 2014 we had support groups in Bakewell, Bolsover, Fairfield, Birdholme (Chesterfield) and Matlock and had completed 3 courses of Support for Siblings. Growth plans for 2015 are underway for further groups and our Support group for Sibling is now a monthly group to provide continuous support.
Every member of our committee and all of our group leaders are parents of a child with an additional need. We all give our time voluntarily. The driving force behind all this is that we feel no parent should be lost in the maze of diagnosis. Its hard enough coping just day to day with an additional needs child, people don’t realise how hard it is just to do the grocery shopping never mind dealing with appointments, physios, speech therapists and trying to get the right support for your child at school.
Our goal for PAN is to be able to support families and provide information all in one place so they don’t have to search for it themselves. We would like PAN to provide various types of workshops for parents, sibling support, a family mentor scheme and so much more. Who knows what the future might hold !!
Find out more about PAN at http://www.parentingadditionalneeds.org.uk/
Since the 1980’s there has been considerable growth in the services provided by the Society. There are now schemes in South, Mid and East Devon comprising residential care, group homes, individual flats, houses as well as a large amount of ‘outreach’ work for people in their own homes.
We manage over 80 units of accommodation in registered homes and supported housing.
Our visiting services in Torbay and Teignbridge support over 350 other clients. Some 80+ people are employed and the turnover is over £2 million per year.
Find out more about Parkview Society at http://www.parkviewsociety.org.uk/home/4587918943
Pepenbury provides residential care, supported accommodation, day services and support for people living independently in the community. We believe that people with a learning disability have the same right to a happy and fulfilled life as everyone else and should be included in all aspects of society.
We are a well-established charity, based in West Kent, that has been providing care and support for people with a learning disability and complex needs for over 85 years. Our staff also have expertise in working with people who have autism, complex needs, physical disabilities and behaviour which challenges. We seek to ensure that those we support have a good quality of life and recognition as valuable members of society. We welcome people from all across the country to come and live in one of the most beautiful parts of England.
Our mission is ‘to enhance the independence, potential and quality of life, of adults with learning, physical and other disabilities, through the provision of a stimulating, safe and supportive environment.’
For more information visit: http://www.pepenbury.info/ or call 01892 822 168
Polesworth Group Homes Ltd
Polesworth Group Homes was established as a Limited Company in 1991 with the aim of providing accommodation and support to adults with learning disabilities. We are a Registered Charity and a non-profit making organisation. We aim to provide for people with varied levels of ability.
We have 9 registered care homes within the Polesworth, Dordon and Atherstone area. These have between two and nine places. We also support people who live in their own homes through our domiciliary and supported living services.
For further information about Polesworth Group Homes Ltd, see http://www.polesworthhomes.co.uk/1.html
Positive Support in Tees
Positive Support in Tees is a young, fast growing organisation that supports, enables and empowers people with disabilities to have fulfilled lives and be participants in the community.
We aim to deliver the very best outcomes for the people we support, and, working in partnership, strive to develop highly flexible arrangements centred on individual needs.
We strongly believe that all people with disabilities have a rightful place as valued members of their communities and that this includes the right to:
- The power, authority and resources to control their own lives
- Be treated with dignity and respect
- Have the opportunity to experience meaningful and loving personal relationships
- Express their own cultural and spiritual beliefs
- Good health care
- Care about and help those around us
For more information visit http://www.positivesupportintees.co.uk/
We specialise in assisting adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, epilepsy, and/ or sensory impairments, with ALL aspects of daily living.
This includes personal care or housing related advice in people’s own homes, activities in the community, 1:1 support to attend and participate in chosen day services, or shared care in supported living settings.
Support plans are designed, agreed, and reviewed with YOU and your family.
For more information please visit www.prcoutreach.com
Prospects (now part of Livability)
We are the lead Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities and their families in the United Kingdom.
We provide person-centred support for adults with learning disabilities in supported living, residential, domiciliary care and day opportunities services. We can offer support to meet individual needs even 24 hour support, 7 days a week, all year round as required.
We work to support local churches to reach out to families which include someone with a learning disability in their memberships and people with a learning disability in their local communities.
We equip churches, their ministry teams and volunteers, through training and resources to offer accessible worship and Bible teaching for people with learning disabilities. We also support churches to set up their own ministry or small groups for people with learning disabilities.
Find out more about Prospects and the work they do at http://www.prospects.org.uk/
Raphael house is supported living home with a holistic ethos for adults with learning disabilities, which has been running for over 40 years. It is our aim to provide a warm and supportive environment where tenants can live as independently and as fully as possible, and staff always maintain a sensitive awareness for the current and changing needs of each individual.
Much thought comes from the staff team, working alongside the wishes of the tenants, when finding ways in which support can best be offered, how much or little staff involvement is needed and what will be most beneficial to the individual. We try to support in a caring environment the individual growth of each tenant in a way that encourages self-fulfilment and community involvement.
The local area has many facilities, shops and transport links, which give the tenants here every chance to live as independently as possible. Many of our tenants play a large role in the local community and have a valued input in many of the shops that they work in and the cafes that they frequent. A high quality of life is aimed for on every level and ultimately all who live and work at Raphael House combine to make a unique and safe place that nine people call home.
Reach is the new name for Southwell Care Project. We are a registered charity that supports over 150 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire. We run learning courses, social activities and projects to help people get the life they want in their own community.
Our activities run from our four bases – Reach Southwell, Reach Newark,Reach Mansfield, and Flower Pod we are also beginning to run short-term courses in other localities across Nottinghamshire.
In addition our care support company – The Care Project provides trained care workers who support adults with learning disabilities on a one-to-one basis.
For further information about Reach, see http://www.reachuk.org/
Realise (part of the Somerset Care group)
Realise provides supported living and community services to around 100 people who have learning disabilities and additional complex needs across the west of England.
We meet a wide range of needs and provide our support anywhere from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day.
We work with a number of housing providers to enable people to find and maintain their own property.
We are part of the Somerset Care Group, a not for profit organisation.
Real Life Options (RLO) is a registered charity and provider of support for people with learning disabilities; with staff specialising in autism, challenging behaviour, complex needs, mental health and home care.
We support over 1900 people across Britain, offering a real choice, a real voice and making a real difference. We employ more than 2,000 people and deliver 60 major local authority contracts.
Our work is challenging, interesting and varied and we are constantly learning. We work in partnership with people with disabilities – helping them to live the lives they choose and to take up opportunities that most people take for granted.
We have a host of brilliant and inspirational stories to share about the people we support, our staff and our work. If you’d like to know more about RLO, please visit our website www.reallifeoptions.org … or better still, give us a call on 01977 781800. We love to talk..
Richardson Partnership for Care
The Richardson Partnership for Care (RPC) provides specialist residential care for adults with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, complex behaviour that challenges and mental health needs.
We provide a caring, friendly and homely environment, treating service users with dignity and respect, encouraging social integration and participation. This genuinely warm atmosphere prevents the social isolation and loneliness that some people with learning difficulties experience in other settings.
Our services include:
- Managing the transition of young adults with learning difficulties to an adult residential environment
- Residential care, support and treatment for adults with learning difficulties
- Managing complex needs and behaviours that challenge
- Emergency respite care
Established in 1989, RPC is a privately run, family business which takes a long-term view and invests in its future to provide a long-term stable environment for service users.
For more information:
Telephone: 01604 791266 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Owen Communities (ROC)
ROC exists to help as many people as possible, throughout the UK, who have learning or similar disabilities to be who they want to be.
ROC believes all people with a learning disability should have the chance and the support to be able to do what they want to do. ROC will work towards making this happen. ROC will do this by valuing and supporting all people who use our services, and those who support them.
We work with people with a wide range of abilities. Our charitable aims define this group as being “people with learning disabilities and those who support them”. Some people prefer the term “learning difficulties”. We prefer the term “people”.
Learn more about ROC at www.roc-uk.org
Rutland House Community Trust
Rutland House Community Trust is the areas foremost provider of services for adults with learning disabilities. We are a charitable trust and our service user is at the heart of all decisions we make, with this in mind the Trust also operates a supported living scheme and domiciliary care for people in their own homes.
At the trust we provide specialist care for people of varying degrees of need, from people who have profound and complex requirements, those that may exhibit challenges, or people who need only a little support. We provide this care and support when and where it suits our service user.
Find out more about Rutland House Community Trust at http://rutlandhousecommunitytrust.co.uk/
St. Christopher’s Trust
St Christopher’s Trust is a registered charity and has been providing care and support since 1954. St Christopher’s Trust offers residential care, domiciliary care and supported tenancies to adults with a learning disability. We believe that all residents and service users should receive the care and support they need to enable them to reach their potential and to lead as full a life as possible.
We own a number of houses and bungalows in the Glossop area and the Trust has been granted planning permission to build 18 one bedroom apartments in Glossop for adults with learning disabilities. This project should be started in 2016 with completion in 2017.
For further information please contact:
Email – email@example.com
Telephone – 01457 852687
Salter’s Hill Charity provides services for people with a learning disability in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire and promotes choice, independence, respect, dignity and responsible lifestyle choices.
The organisation’s Statement of Intent is to:
- Provide fulfilling lifestyles for adults with learning disabilities.
- Support individuals in their own homes.
- Ensure that services are tailored to meet individual needs.
- Ensure all individuals are enabled to reach maximum independence.
- Be flexible and able to adapt, as needs change.
- To enable individuals to become valued members of their local communities.
- To maintain a well motivated and appropriately trained workforce.
For more information visit www.saltershill.org.uk
The Stable Family Home Trust provides a range of services to support people with a learning disability to lead fulfilled and active lives. We support people to be valued members within their local community, ensuring that they have opportunities for a good social life, support to make and maintain friendships and relationships and help to find meaningful occupation, learning and employment.
The support we provide is very rounded and holistic, supporting the whole person. We endeavour to ensure that the person’s mental, emotional and physical health is taken into account in all our services.
Find out more at http://sfht.org.uk/index.shtml
Station Villa Ltd.
Close to some of Cornwall’s most stunning beaches and within walking distance to the shops and amenities in the town of Hayle in west Cornwall, Station Villa provides long term care for adults with a range of learning disabilities including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Part of the Swallowcourt group, Station Villa has been extensively developed to provide a choice of accommodation for people with different abilities and care needs. In addition to the bedrooms in the main house, there are three flats and five semi independent chalets with their own front doors and residents are actively encouraged to take part in the running of their home.
Find out more about Station Villa at http://www.swallowcourt.com/project/station-villa/
Step by Step Independence Ltd.
Step by Step Supporting Independence Limited is a domiciliary care agency based in Dawlish, South Devon. We provide high quality support to people who need help to live within their own homes. Step by Step Supporting Independence LTD is registered as a domiciliary care service with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
For more information visit www.stepbystepdomcare.com
Stroud Court Community Trust
Stroud Court was established in 1983 by a group of parents of teenagers with autism. It is first and foremost a HOME for our residents, and we strive to make it the calm, comfortable and safe environment all parents would wish for their family members.
An experienced team of almost 100 care providers and specialist professionals now support our Executive Director in the running of the Trust, the maintenance of our facilities and helping each of our residents to achieve as full a life as possible.
We are also committed to developing the professional skills and knowledge of all our staff for the benefit of those in their care, and each staff member has a detailed personal training plan in place.
For further information about SCCT, see http://www.stroudcourt.org.uk/index.php
Style Acre is a registered charity providing person centred support for people with learning disabilities throughout Oxfordshire. Style Acre enables people to reach their true potential and lead fulfilled lives through the work they do, with 3 community hubs providing activities and outings and a place to make friends.
For more information visit www.styleacre.org.uk
Telephone: 01491 838760
Tarrant House, based in Cornwall, is a home for adults with learning disabilities. Our philosophy is based on the principle that adults with learning disabilities have the same human rights and needs as any other person. A life that is fulfilling and adapted to the individual is achieved by providing a range of activities with individual choice. The rights of privacy and dignity are highly respected and are achieved by each resident having their own room as personal space and by our staff respecting those rights in their care duties.
The house itself is new and purpose built, providing spacious private accommodation for each resident, with large areas for leisure, dining and occupational skills. The grounds are landscaped, with patio and barbeque area and land set aside for horticultural activities.
For more information – Telephone: 01872 572214
Time to Care
Time to Care is an organisation which offers a service specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual service user, and to allow them to live in the community in the least restrictive environment possible.
Our philosophy is that the individual is at the centre of everything we do, and our services are designed to support this at all times.
We provide residential healthcare services to adults with mental health problems, learning disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury.
We offer single or two person services depending upon the needs of the individual. We encourage and enable service users to engage with the local community and offer them opportunity to make lifestyle choices of their own, allowing them to develop greater levels of independence and self-esteem than may be possible in a more restrictive environment.
For further information, see http://www.time-to-care.org.uk/
The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.
The main areas in which we work are the non-maintained Nursery and School (from 2 to 19 years) and College (from 16 to 25 years). In School we challenge young people and nurture their abilities to prepare them for the next stage in their lives, our aim being that every student leaves having achieved at least one nationally recognised qualification. In College our aim is to enable all learners to achieve their long-term goals of a more independent life and make a meaningful contribution to their community, including Higher Education and employment.
To find out more, please see http://www.treloar.org.uk/
A privately owned, 5 bedroom residential care home in Holsworthy, Devon. The Vicarage (2008) Ltd offers residential care,supported living and community support to adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs.
We focus on personalised support to ensure people have the opportunity to lead a full and varied life.
The WESC Foundation is a specialist day and residential centre offering a unique experience for young people and adults with visual impairment including complex needs. Our commitment is to excellence and innovation at a national and international level.
We provide high-quality education and care that increases our learners’ opportunities and raises their expectations.
By working with universities and international specialists, we are advancing our knowledge and practice of neuro-science, making us a leading specialist centre for visual impairment.
Our innovative learner-centred approach applies the latest techniques designed to transform the lives of our young people and adults.
We are committed to inclusion, increasing independence, achieving results and creating a fun and social place to live and study.
Find out more about the WESC Foundation at https://www.wescfoundation.ac.uk/
Whitmore Vale Housing Association
We are proud of our Supported Living and Residential services which offer appropriate support to adults who have a wide range of Care and Support needs. We provide Services to adults who have a very mild or moderate learning disability, also to those who have profound and complex disabilities and to those who may challenge our services.
Our Services are situated across West Surrey and our Head Office is located in Hindhead near to the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex borders.
For more information, see http://www.whitmorevale.co.uk/index.html
Wilf Ward Family Trust
The Wilf Ward Family Trust was founded in November 1986 to give relief to carers through the provision of residential respite units and day facilities. Our work began when our founding Trustees Wilf and Phyllis Ward established Isabella Court in Pickering as a Short Break service for people with disabilities. Since then The Trust has grown significantly and now offers a large range of supported living accommodation and residential care services, as well as specialist holiday accommodation.
We currently operate across the Yorkshire and Humber regions and employ over 1100 staff. We can offer jobs and career opportunities for positions including support workers and managers across more than 80 individual services.
We are committed to the principles of personalisation, involvement, inclusion & community engagement, and always place the people we support at the centre of all that we do.
We believe that by providing great living environments, we create a place of safety where individuals can experience meaningful opportunities, be involved in their community, and live independent lifestyles.
For further information, please see http://wilfward.org.uk/
William Blake House
William Blake House is a spiritually oriented community serving the developmental needs of its residents with learning disabilities.
It sees the community model as best supporting the potential for development of those who need its particular specialist care, whilst also affirming it to be the best model to facilitate the personal and professional development of all people involved in the work of the community. It draws its philosophical ethos from the anthroposophical image of the human being, as developed by Rudolf Steiner and implemented by Karl Konig in establishing communities for those with learning disabilities. This approach validates the spiritual integrity of all human beings, regardless of disability, and upholds the potential for continual development of all who live and work in the mutually supporting community that William Blake House aims to be.
William Blake House recognises its relationship to the wider community in which its houses are placed as an essential part of its pioneering vision, and it sees real potential in the possibilities this provides for its future growth.
To find out more about William Blake House and the services they provide, please see http://www.williamblakehouse.org/pages/wbh-home.php
Yarrow Housing Ltd.
Yarrow works with people with learning disabilities and acquired brain injury, ranging from those who need 24-hour support to those who only want one or two hours per week. Our commitment to partnerships and willingness to find increasingly innovative ways of working results in enhanced quality of life and growing independence for users, as well as value for money.
Yarrow’s philosophy is to ensure the natural integration of people with learning disabilities into mainstream society as equal and valued citizens. Service users have developed skills, confidence and self-esteem through imaginative ways of working and this has brought greater personal independence and control over decisions affecting everyday lives.
To find out more about Yarrow Housing, see http://www.yarrowhousing.org.uk/
Yourway Support Services
Yourway is a person centred organisation based in Plymouth supporting people with a learning disability in Devon and Cornwall. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability. Any adult with a learning disability can access our services, which include:
- Consultancy: We offer a range of consultancy services to service users, carers, providers, professionals, advocates and commissioners.
- Enabling: We offer opportunities to people with learning disabilities so they can choose how we support them. By helping them to have a say in the decisions that affect them, we are able to aid them in new and innovative ways.
- Outreach Services: Our Outreach or ‘floating’ support comes to you in your own home. We can help you with things like budgeting, accessing benefits, health and community care services, establishing and maintaining social support, developing home-management skills, such as cooking and cleaning.
Find out more about Yourway at http://www.supportyourway.co.uk/