Who we are

Who we are

The support and development of individuals (primarily with impairment, but not exclusively) by the provision of facilities and opportunities to enable greater economic, social, educational and physical mobility through personal development.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity for personal development to achieve their full potential in order to live their life as independently as possible and of their choosing.

We believe that all excluded people should:

  • Be able to influence local decision making
  • Have choice in the way they live and work
  • Have inclusive, independent access to living
  • Have facilities and be facilitated in order to have access within the community

We aim to provision second tier advice and support to organisations that have similar aims and objectives to our own.

What we do

We provide services that give people the opportunities to create a better life.

People and communities have been at the heart of what we do for over 60 years and they will continue to be well into the future.

The services that we offer include:

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People may face barriers in life for a number of reasons – whether it’s disability (physical and sensory), unemployment, poverty, isolation, poor health and lack of work or training. 

We want to make sure everyone has equal access to opportunities, be it work, benefits, training, transport or social activities to help them live an independent life.

We want to break down the barriers that can prevent people from living the life they would choose and encourage them to be as independent as they want to be.

Our values

How we act

Open Minded

We are questioning, curious, and open to new ways of working and new opportunities and believe in transparency in our dealings with people.


Every voice is heard as a valued contributor.


We treat everyone as an equal within and outside the organisation.

How we work


We go above and beyond day in, day out in everything that we do. We are truly dedicated to making a difference in people's lives.


We are united in our belief 'one voice, one vision' and support each other personally and professionally.


We are even handed and treat each other honestly and without favour at all times.

Who we are


We take our jobs seriously but we have a sense of humour and enjoy having fun.


We think outside the box and seek innovative ways to achieve our goals.


We look for practical and inventive ways to work with limited means and get the most out of what we have.


We are compassionate and supportive of each other as well as with our clients.