If you are an ARC member and you would like to update your organisation details as featured on this page, please contact us at Membership@arcuk.org.uk or call us on 01246 555 043 

Here are our current ARC England members…

Abbots Care

Abbots Care Ltd was established in 1995. We are a small friendly family business. We train and supply superb care workers to people requiring assistance.

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

The Anthony Toby Homes Trustatht

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/

Autism at KingwoodAutism at Kingwood

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.

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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.

SupportBaronsmede Support Services Ltd

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

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

The Broad Group

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

Calton House logoCalton House

Calton House is a long-established care company based in Camborne, Cornwall.

We support people with mental health needs and learning disabilities in their own homes and in supported living schemes. We use a person-centred care planning approach, ensuring that our clients’ needs are paramount and that support is centred around the individual.

Care Assist Ltd care assist 1

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

Cartref HomesCartref Homes Logo

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 http://www.cartrefhomes.co.uk/


Centre 404

Centre 404 is a charity that offers friendly, reliable and person-centred support to people with a learning disability and their families in North London. It was founded in 1951 by carers of children with learning disabilities. Centre 404 is working towards a world where people with learning disabilities and their families have the support they need to enjoy the same rights, freedom, responsibilities, choices and quality of life as people within the wider community.

For more information, visit the Centre 404 website.

Cherry Trees cherry trees

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 their website

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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.

Follow the latest news and views from our charity:
Web: www.c-i-c.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ComIntCare
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CommunityIntegratedCareTV

Condover College Ltd 

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/

Coquet Trustcoquet trust

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

Core ProspectsCore Prospects

Core Prospects, based in Harrow near London, provide recovery focused support for adults with diagnosed mental health needs. They offer tailored support packages and support service users with a variety of complex needs, specialising in supporting those with dual diagnosis (mental health and learning disability), Personality Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
To find out more, please visit http://coreprospects.co.uk/

Cream Care Groupcream

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/

Field Lane Foundationfieldlane

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 evangelising 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 marginalised 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.

If you would also like to help us to do more please visit our support us page

For more information about Field Lane, please visit http://www.fieldlane.org.uk/index.php

Flarepath Ltd.flarepath

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/

Frontier Support ServicesFrontier

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/

Halas Homes

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

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


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/

Holywell Careholywell

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.

Homefield College homefield

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.

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Home Orchard

At Home Orchard we provide a comfortable, safe and caring home, where everyone aims to improve their living and work skills. Our aim is to enhance the feelings of self-worth and self-esteem leading to greater independence for the people who use our service.

ICIS Ltdicis

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

Jubilee Court (Sun Health Care)

We offer specialist services for adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder from our residential care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. We place great emphasis on personal choice and developing social, communication and life skills so that people with autism can lead a fulfilling and enjoyable life.

For more information see the Jubilee Court website.

Karrek Community CIC


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.

Kent Autistic Trustkent aut

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/

Kingsley Organisationkinglsey

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/

Lavender Group Homes

Lavender Group Homes provide personalised provisions, for children and young adults with learning disabilities and complex support needs including Autism, Epilepsy, Mild to moderate Learning Disabilities and complex behavioural needs, all within homely environments.

Working in partnership with you, your child, young adult and other relevant professional agencies, your loved ones who have unique needs receive the very best care and support, we pride ourselves in our ability to meet those unique needs of the children and young adults within our care.

For further details: 

  • Visit Lavender Group Homes website https://www.lavendergrouphomes.com/
  • Telephone: 01536 356847
  • Email Head Office: info@lavendergrouphomes.com

Life Path TrustLife 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: elaines@life-path.org.uk 

Lifeways Community Carelifeways

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/

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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.

Further details: www.linkage.org.uk
Telephone: 01790 752499
Email: info@linkage.org.uk


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

LivabilityLivability logo

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

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The Lodge Trust

The Lodge Trust exists to –

      1. 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.
      2. provide work opportunities in the grounds including crafts, woodwork, catering, laundry, gardening, grounds maintenance and serving customers in the cafe.
      3. offer ASDAN courses to help develop your skills and enjoy new achievements.
      4. 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.
      5. meet your needs in a way which you find enjoyable and fulfilling.

For more information contact:

  • Residential Manager: Liz Perkins – Telephone: 01572 767234
  • Email: admin@lodgetrust.org.uk
  • www.lodgetrust.org.uk


MacIntyre is a national charity supporting children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism.

MacIntyre was set up by the parents of a disabled child in 1966.  Since that time working with parents, carers and families has been at the heart of the way we work.

We know that, whatever contact they have with MacIntyre, the one thing that means more than anything else to the people using our services is the way that we interact with them, every day and in all situations.  Great Interactions™ is the name MacIntyre gives its award winning, skilled way of working involving practice, feedback and reflection.

Our services include:

  • Residential support
  • Dual registered service providing nursing care
  • Support to live at home
  • Day time learning activities
  • Shared Lives
  • Full-time, day and flexible residential placements at our school near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire
  • Personalised further education programmes of learning in partnership with local colleges

zOur vision is for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.

To find out more please visit: www.macintyrecharity.org
Phone: 01908 230100

Email: hello@macintyrecharity.org

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Mayday Trust

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

My Step Up logoMy Step Up 

My Step Up is a care farm for adults with learning difficulties and other challenges. We offer fun, outdoor animal-based activities to encourage our clients to be physically and mentally active. Our goals are to increase sociability, resilience and work towards independence.

Started in 2011 by parents of two autistic young men, the founders saw the benefits of doing real and meaningful work outside with animals. The benefits of animal therapy had a positive effect on their children so they were inspired to build a care farm that could cater for more people. My Step Up has grown with one mission in mind: to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of adults with mental health issues, learning difficulties or other special needs or challenges.

After completing full-time education, many adults with special needs lose daily structure and regular social activities; we offer what occupational therapists call purposeful activities that are meaningful to the person in relation to his or her history, preferences, personal goals and needs.

Our farm setting and animals are used to enrich our clients and engage with them physically, socially and mentally. We’ve seen first-hand the benefits to confidence, social skills and mental health.

To find out more about My Step Up, please visit https://www.mystepup.co.uk/

National Autistic SocietyNAS-logo

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 N.E Ltd nbneltd

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/

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New Directions

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.

Enquiries: 01788 573318
Email: admin@newdirectionsrugby.org.uk
For more information please visit: www.newdirectionsrugby.org.uk

NCHA – 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 fulfilment.

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

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.

Email: enquiries@nursefindersltd.co.uk

For more information visit https://www.nursefindersltd.co.uk/

Options-Logo-New-2017Options Autism and Learning Disability

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.

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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

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

Parchment Trust

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 Needspan

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.  It’s 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


Parkview Society – College House

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.

Pendennis House Pendennis House

Sister company to another ARC member – Nursefinders – Pendennis House’s services range from providing 24 hour care to smaller care packages, from help with personal care needs to maintaining a varied social network. We use a person-centred care planning approach, ensuring our clients needs are paramount and support is centred around the individual. We have the expertise to support specific clients needs such as dementia care, end of life care, support work for people with learning disabilities, carers breaks, hospital discharges, mental health support needs and sensory impairments.

For more information visit the Pendennis House website

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Perthyn is the Welsh word for “belonging”.

Perthyn’s primary purpose is to provide support to people with learning difficulties in order that they can lead dignified and fulfilling lives within the community.

We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee which is essentially funded

by the Local Authorities of the areas within which we operate.

Perthyn was formed in 2002 and is a ‘not for profit’ charity based upon principles of delivering high quality person-centred care and support, and has consistently grown to become one of the largest and most highly-regarded charities in Wales.

As at 2019 Perthyn has an annual turnover in excess of £20 million, employs over 850 staff, and provides support to more than 250 people across Wales and the East Midlands. This considered and controlled growth is anticipated to continue.

Perthyn currently works in:

Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea, Shropshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

For more information please visit http://www.perthyn.org/

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 m

aking 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

Positive Support for You

Positive Support For You CIC operates throughout the North East of England.

The common theme around our services are that in each case the person is at the heart of our service. We believe that a service designed around an individual can successfully enable them to achieve their needs and wishes. The key to success is ensuring individuals are supported by people that they like, trust and can develop positive relationships with, and with whom they can enjoy shared interests and activities.

This means building a team of support staff who are responsive to an individual’s needs and can offer a range of opportunities and choices to make the most of community facilities and the natural support networks provided by family, etc.

We place the individual at the heart of decision-making and work hard to build dynamic partnerships with professionals already involved in an individual’s support.

For more information visit http://www.psforyou.org/ 

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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

Raphael House

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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 reach

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/

Real Life Optionsrlo-logo

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 Care

Richardson Care 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

With a proven track record of over 30 years, Richardson Care is a privately run, family business which invests in its future to provide a long-term stable environment for service users.

For more information:
Telephone: 01604 791266 – Email: welcome@richardsoncares.co.uk
Visit www.richardsoncares.co.uk

Rutland House Community Trustrhct

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/

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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 – enquiries@stchristopherstrust.org
Telephone – 01457 852687

The Stable Family Home Trust sfht-logo-with-strap

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.

Services are based on flexible and personalised support for individuals – no two people supported by SFHT have the same service. We work very closely with family members, friends, other professionals and anyone else who is important to the person we support.

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/

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 AcreStyle Acre

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
Email: info@styleacre.org.uk
Telephone: 01491 838760

Tarrant House

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

Teme Training

We work with User Led Organisations to provide accredited training for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers. We organise regular Personal Assistant and Individual Employer network meetings (Peer to Peer support).

We are passionate in our belief that PAs should be trained at least to Care Certificate level and our ‘Support with Confidence’ training course addresses this.

Individual Employers can attend our ‘Good Boss’ Training which informs them of their responsibilities as employers.

Our Trainers Hillary and Stephanie have over 25 year of experience working in Health and Social Care having specialised in supporting people who have learning disabilities.

Bob is a retired Police Officer who is now a trainer in First Aid, Health & Safety and Safeguarding, amongst other subjects.

Presently, we cover London, the South East, East-coast and West Midlands. However, we are available to work in other areas if required.

To contact Teme Training please call 0751 4093616

Three Cs

Our Mission
Three Cs stands for ‘Control and Choice in the Community’ for people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health challenges. We support people to have controlover and choice about their lives and to contribute to the community as equal citizens.

Our Model
We provide support for living in Lewisham, Southwark, Greenwich, Newham and Redbridge. We do this through Community Support, Supported Living, and Social Inclusion and Day Services. We deliver services commissioned by local authorities or Clinical Commissioning Groups, or bought directly by individuals with a personal budget, through direct payments or funded personally. Our approach is influenced by the social model of disability and the recovery model of mental health.

Our Values
We expect staff, volunteers and Trustees to be HAPPI in their work for Three Cs. That means:

For further details please visit the Three Cs website

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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/


Treloar Trust

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/

The Vicarage

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.

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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/

Wilf Ward Family Trustwilf ward

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 Housewilliam blake

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

Windward logoWindward Day Services

Windward Day Services provides interesting and meaningful opportunities to adults over the age of 16 who have a learning disability or autism, or both. We also provide services for people who have complex health care needs. We use our five centres in Hampshire and Dorset as a base for people to access their local community, doing ordinary things that have a purpose.

Click logoWe work as a team with our service users and their circles of care. Everyone has a person centred support plan and are involved in how their service is run. Our team are trained in positive behaviour support, Makaton, communication, supporting people who live with autism, supporting people who have dementia, PEG feeding, diabetes and the administration of insulin, etc.

We have a brand new service born out of the Coronavirus pandemic called Click. Providing an interactive online timetable, we are able to reach people who are unable to access their usual activities and routines, as well as others who have gaps in their week and unfilled time. The feedback from customers of Click and their carers and parents has been incredible. We are expanding from providing 25 sessions during weekdays to offer evening and weekend activities too.

Yourway Support Servicesyourway

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/