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Children and young people’s services

In response to demand from family carers and commissioners, we are extending our support to children and young people with learning disabilities.

Our offer includes:

Positive Behaviour Support

We can support the development of skills, improve the quality of life and wellbeing for the young person and their parents, and reduce the frequency and intensity of behaviours that challenge. Find out more about our Positive Behaviour Support service.

Supported living (age 16+)

Find out more about supported living for young people.

Transition support (age 14+)

We can support the young person and their family to have a well-planned and person-centred transition, and to develop a range of life skills. Find out more about transition support for young people.

Outreach support

We can provide 1:1 support in the home or community, supporting the young person to take part in a range of activities, helping with personal care, and giving the parents regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.


Our approach

Supported living and other community-based support allows children and young people to return to or remain in their own communities, close to family and friends.

It allows them to become more confident and independent, which in turn leads to increased self-esteem and a reduction in behaviours that challenge.

It also helps young people:

  • have a wider range of outcomes

  • enjoy a greater social life

  • have more choice over their lives

  • develop increased daily living skills

  • access local educational and employment opportunities.

We offer a positive and cost-effective alternative to specialist residential or other costly out-of-area placements, as well as support that prevents a crisis placement.

We also provide continuity of support to the young person through to our adult provision which includes supported living, outreach and day opportunities support.

Involvement of the young person, as well as their family, is key to providing person-centred support that offers real choice and progression towards agreed outcomes. We will place the child or young person at the centre of decision making and seek to bridge the gaps that can exist between agencies.


Meet Paul

Paul Taylor, our Head of Children’s Services Development, has extensive experience of developing and delivering a wide range of children’s services.

Before joining Affinity Trust, Paul spent 32 years in the children and young people’s sector, including being a registered manager with both Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission. Paul has provided training nationally on child protection and has been a long-standing member of the National Working Group for Child Protection and Disability.

Paul is in active discussions with parents’ forums, local authority and Clinical Commissioning Group partners to develop effective models of support that meet local needs.

If you would like to discuss how Affinity Trust can provide tailored support for disabled children and young people, please contact Paul:

Email: paultaylor@affinitytrust.org
Mobile: 07341 478 228

Contact us

Contact us

Head Office

Head Office
1 St. Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E: info@affinitytrust.org

Central England

Central - Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 0116 236 3793 F: 0345 643 7094 E: info@affinitytrust.org

East England

East - Divisional Office
U18, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire PE16 6TT View Map
T: 01354 696009 F: 08456 437521 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
Suffolk Office
Office 3, Wharfside House, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1RD View Map
T: 01449 774030 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
Norfolk Office
Crome House, 231 St. Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7AP View Map
T: 01603 400321 F: 01603 400771 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org

Midlands

Midlands - Divisional Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 0121 553 3502 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org

North England

North - Divisional Office
The Gatehouse, Curtis Buildings, Berking Avenue, Leeds LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 F: 0113 242 1399 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Sheffield Office
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 1DY View Map
T: 0114 276 4980 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Shipley Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org

Positive Behaviour Support for children, young people and their families

Positive Behaviour Support
1 St. Andrew's Court Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT View Map
T: 07341 478228 E: paultaylor@affinitytrust.org

Scotland

Scotland - Divisional Office
62 Viewfield Road, Ayr KA8 8HH View Map
T: 01292 436030 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Aberdeen Office
Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen AB11 7SL View Map
T: 01224 039264 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Isle of Bute Office
18 East Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DL View Map
T: 01700 500376 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Irvine office
Suites 2/1 and 2/2, Landek House, 44-46 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP View Map
T: 01294 446600 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org

South England

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
Oxford Office
Office 4, Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7RW View Map
T: 01865 893269 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
Somerset Office
Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG View Map
T: 01749 605594 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org

South East England

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org
East Sussex Office
Units 31-32, Castleham Business Centre East, Stirling Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NP View Map
T: 01424 853390 F: 0845 643 7300 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org

Specialist Support

Specialist Support
Head Office, 1 St Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E: info@affinitytrust.org
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