The Driving Up Quality Code outlines good fundamental practices and behaviour that organisations that support people with learning disabilities need to be committed to.
Signing up to the Code is a public commitment from organisations that they believe in these good practices and are achieving or actively working towards them.
Signing up to the Code is also a commitment from organisations to be transparent about how they operate.
Affinity Trust has signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code because we want to provide the best support and services for people with learning disabilities.
The code’s principles are:
Support is focused on the person.
The person is supported to have an ordinary and meaningful life.
Care and support focuses on people being happy and having a good quality of life.
A good culture is important to the organisation.
Managers and board members lead and run the organisation well.
As outlined in the code, we listen closely to the people we support and support them to build lives that have meaning for them.
We are passionate about providing people with high-quality individually-tailored support, whatever the complexity of their support needs.
Every day we enable positive change in the lives of the people we support, by getting to know and understand them as the unique individuals they are, and by developing new ways of meeting their particular support needs.
Read our latest Driving Up Quality self-assessment January 2017 [PDF, 1MB]