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Meet Anita

Anita has severe learning disabilities and is a wheelchair user. She’s been supported by Affinity Trust since 2012.

Anita’s many health conditions have to be carefully managed and her support staff are trained to administer Anita’s daily medication. None of this stops Anita – she is a positive person and, with the right support, is able to live an active life.

Anita does not use words to communicate. Her support team is trained in non-verbal communication, and know Anita very well, so can understand what she wants through her body language and facial expressions.

Every week Anita is supported to go swimming and take part in hydrotherapy sessions. Both activities improve her wellbeing, and make her happy and relaxed.  They also allow her a freedom of movement not possible in her wheelchair.

Ideal day

Her ideal day also includes shopping – if it’s not too busy – and a coffee or hot chocolate at a local café. When Anita is out and about, she enjoys herself, and so hardly ever needs health interventions.

Anita is also supported to attend college every week and has completed courses in flower arranging and food preparation. She recently completed a music course, which she really enjoyed.

Anita relishes being supported to spend time with her friends. She has a good sense of humour and loves to joke and laugh. She finds it particularly funny when the bus she is on goes over a bump, or if staff accidentally drop things.

Anita’s family are very important to her. Before the pandemic, her parents attended meetings and reviews face-to-face. They loved hearing what Anita had been doing, often remarking how happy they were with her support.

During the pandemic, Anita’s family have been able to visit her only rarely. But she has kept in touch with them online, through Face Time – twice a week with her parents and every fortnight with her brother.

Contact us

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Head Office

Head Office
1 St Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267829 E:
Media enquiries to:
1 St. Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT
T: 07553 264 975 E:

Central England

Central - Divisional Office
Rowan Room, Acacia Room, BT Room, Poplar Room and Office Ground floor, National Training Centre 3 Gilmour Close Leicester LE4 1EZ View Map
T: 0116 236 3793 F: 0345 643 7094 E:
For enquiries about Sheffield-based services
T: 07387 058 872 (9am-3.45pm Monday-Thursday only) E:

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:
Enquiries for Norfolk and Suffolk should be directed to the Divisional Office.

North England

North - Divisional Office
Unit 12, Curtis House Business Centre, Leeds, LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 E:
Bradford District Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DZ View Map
T: 01274 533553 E:
West Midlands Office
Flat 7, Parry’s Court, Woodside Place, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AA View Map
T: 01543 578764

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:


Scotland - Divisional Office
62 Viewfield Road, Ayr KA8 8HH View Map
T: 01292 436030 E:
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E:
Aberdeen Office
87a Urquhart Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5ND View Map
T: 01224 039264 E:
Isle of Bute Office
18 East Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DL View Map
T: 01700 500376 E:
Irvine office
Suites 2/1 and 2/2, Landek House, 44-46 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP View Map
T: 01294 446600 E:

South & South West

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E:
Somerset Office
Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG View Map
T: 01749 605594 E:

South East, Bedford and Northamptonshire

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E:

Specialist Support

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