Affinity Trust is a national charity providing person-centred, innovative support for people with learning disabilities in the UK. We have a history of working with people who have a range of support needs including those who have high, complex or specialist support needs as well as people who have previously been highlighted as having ‘challenging’ reputations. We focus on the individual and their particular needs and work with them to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Originally known as TACT (Thames and Chiltern Trust), Affinity Trust was set up in December 1991 to provide support services for people with learning disabilities who were leaving long-stay hospitals across Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Driven by our core belief that adults with learning disabilities have the right to access the very best support in order to live fulfilling lives, we quickly came to specialise in the provision of high-quality, tailored support for people with complex and challenging needs.
Since 1991 we have grown steadily and we are proud to now support over 900 people in 35 local authority areas across England and Scotland. We support adults across the learning disability spectrum but in particular we have developed a strong track record of supporting those with more complex and/or high-support needs, including people who other organisations have not been able to support appropriately.
Our name change to Affinity Trust marked the strengthening and development of our organisation as we are increasingly recognised as a support provider of choice in the local community.
In December 2016 we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Find out what we did to celebrate on our anniversary page.