Originally known as TACT (Thames and Chiltern Trust), Affinity Trust was set up in December 1991 to support people with learning disabilities who were leaving long-stay hospitals across Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
We quickly came to specialise in providing high-quality, tailored support for people with complex and challenging needs.
Since 1991, we have grown steadily and now support over 900 people in 35 local authority areas across England and Scotland.
In 2009, we changed our name to Affinity Trust. By this time, we were supporting people with learning disabilities in many parts of the country, and our old name was no longer relevant or useful.
In 2016/2017, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Watch the video:
Our mission is to enable people with learning disabilities to pursue active and fulfilling lives, gain increased independence and achieve equal rights as citizens.
Committed to doing our very best for the people we support and never giving up on someone we support
Reliable and always do what we say we will do
Honest and open in all of our relationships and transactions
Respectful of others, their views and their rights
Inclusive in how we value diversity, support equality of access to opportunities and challenge discrimination
Creative and flexible in our thinking, in our work and in how we use our resources