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Meet Anita

Affinity Trust supports Anita, who has severe learning disabilities, and is a wheelchair user. Anita’s many health conditions have to be carefully managed and her support staff have specific training 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, instead her support team has been trained in non-verbal communication, and also know Anita extremely well, so they can understand what she wants through her body language and facial expressions.

Every week Anita is supported to go to hydrotherapy sessions and to go swimming. Both activities improve her wellbeing, make her happy and relaxed and allow her a freedom of movement not possible in her wheelchair. Her ideal day also includes doing some shopping – providing it is not too busy – and a stop for a coffee or hot chocolate at a café. Her support staff note that when Anita is out and about she is content and enjoying herself, and as a result hardly ever needs health interventions.

Anita is also supported to attend college every week and has completed her chosen courses of fl ower arranging and food preparation. She is looking forward to starting a music course shortly. Another thing that Anita relishes is being supported to spend time with her friends. Anita has a good sense of humour and loves to joke and laugh – her staff say Anita finds it particularly amusing when she is travelling on the bus and it goes over a bump or if staff accidently drop things.

Anita’s family are extremely important to her. Her mother and father attend meetings and reviews and love hearing what Anita has been doing, frequently remarking how happy they are with the support she receives.

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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: info@affinitytrust.org

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: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
East - Luton Office
Unit 2B Bramingham Business Park, Enterprise Way, Luton, LU3 4BU View Map
T: 01582 584575 E: infocentral@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Divisional Office
Office 3, Wharfside House, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RD View Map
T: 01449 774030 F: 07715 062112 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Norfolk Office
Crome House, 231 St. Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7AP View Map
T: 01603 400321 F: 01603 400771 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Southend Office
Suite 7, 1st Floor Chalkwell Lawns, 648-656 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9HR View Map
T: 01702 335980 F: 08456 437291 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Lowestoft Office
The Old Police Station, 2 Regent Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PA View Map
T: 01449 774030 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org

East Midlands

Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 01162 363793 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org
West Bromwich Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 01215 533502 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org

North West

North West
The Old Courthouse, Chapel Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 4DT View Map
T: 0161 711 0577 E: infotameside@affinitytrust.org

Scotland

Divisional Office
37 George Street, Ayr, KA8 0AH View Map
T: 01292 292922 F: 08456 437822 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org

South

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Maidenhead Office
Unit 5, Maple Court, Grove Park Industrial Estate, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW View Map
T: 01628 822359 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Portsmouth Office
Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ View Map
T: 02392 666624 F: 02392 666624 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org

South East

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org
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: 08456 437300 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org

West Midlands

Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 01162 363793 F: 08456 437094 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org
West Bromwich Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 01215 533502 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org

Yorkshire and Humber

Divisional Office
The Gatehouse, Curtis Buildings, Berking Avenue, Leeds LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 F: 01132 421399 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Shipley Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 F: 08456 437361 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Sheffield
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1DY View Map
T: 01142 764980 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org