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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 August 2020, there were 2,100 people with learning disabilities or autism in specialist hospitals in England

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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We offer a flexible and solution focused approach to meet local needs, both for commissioners and for each individual. To discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact

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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 267049 E:

Central England

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

East Anglia

East Anglia - Divisional Office
Office 3, Wharfside House, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RD View Map
T: 01449 774030 E:
East Anglia - Norfolk Office
Crome House, 231 St. Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7AP View Map
T: 01603 400321 F: 01603 400771 E:
East Anglia - Lowestoft Office
The Old Police Station, 2 Regent Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PA View Map
T: 01502 569986 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:
East - Luton Office
Unit 2B Bramingham Business Park, Enterprise Way, Luton, LU3 4BU View Map
T: 01582 584575 E:


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

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:
North - Sheffield Office
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 1DY View Map
T: 0114 276 4980 E:
North - Shipley office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 E:

North West England

Shipley office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553


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
Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen AB11 7SL 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 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:
South - Oxford Office
Office 4, Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7RW View Map
T: 01865 893269 E:

South East England

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

South West England

South West - Divisional Office
Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG View Map
T: 01749 605594 E:

Positive Behaviour Support for children, young people and their families

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

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