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Transforming Care

NHS England’s Transforming Care agenda is about improving health and social care services so that more people with learning disabilities can live in the community, with the right support and close to their family, instead of in hospitals or other secure settings.

Affinity Trust works in partnership with commissioners, health professionals, individuals and family members, in support of the Transforming Care programme.

Some people with a learning disability have spent years in hospital. In this setting, they may have many restrictions imposed on them, and may lack the freedom to develop their skills and independence. Many other people are at risk of hospital admission if they do not get the right support.

At the end of September 2021, there were 2,085 people with learning disabilities and/or autism in specialist hospitals in England. Over half of these had had a total length of stay of over two years.

To ensure a smooth transition to a new life in the community, Affinity Trust takes a values-based approach. This has helped change many people’s lives for the better. Read about Ruth, for example.

To ensure a successful transition to supported living we:

  • use a multi-agency partnership approach to provide person-centred support

  • provide support based on our values, encouraging social inclusion and enhanced quality of life and discouraging restrictive practices

  • use our in-house psychology team to provide proactive support for individuals and their support teams

  • adopt a positive risk-taking approach which enables individuals to live a fulfilling life

  • increase the independence of the people we support and seek to reduce reliance upon paid support

  • source appropriate permanent housing, drawing on our expertise and relationships with registered housing providers

  • provide tailored living environments designed to meet individual needs and including the use of person-centred assistive technology.

We have invested in step-through services, where people prepare for their permanent home in a short-term tenancy, and increase their skills to live more independently. We also deliver permanent supported living services, for example in Leicester, Lancashire and Cambridgeshire.

We invest in staff training, such as in PROACT-SCIPr-UK®, which is always focused on the individual and their support. We involve the people we support in choosing their support team so that staff are matched to their needs.

Affinity Trust enables 64% of the people we support to live in supported living, compared to the national average of 15% (Department of Health).

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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: