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Meet Dexter

Dexter is a positive young man who first moved into supported living with Affinity Trust in 2012. He lives with two friends of a similar age, David and Oliver, with whom he enjoys socialising. Since the move he has achieved greater independence in his life than previously.

Since he has a learning disability, is a wheelchair user and has limited verbal communication, as well as having other medical conditions, Dexter needs round-the-clock care from his support team. The staff in his support team use intensive interaction techniques to communicate better with Dexter. This involves using a person’s non-verbal communication to interact with them through a one-to-one approach. It is because of this that Dexter’s support team understand him really well.

Dexter’s mother, Lisa, believes that supported living has made a big difference to Dexter and knows that he is enjoying the independence this gives him. “Whilst the building is good, it is the support team that have really made the difference. They know him so well, understand his likes and dislikes are and are fantastic at encouraging his interests.”

Through our support, Dexter has made positive progress. He communicates more, makes more eye-contact, and is happier. Since being supported by Affinity Trust, Dexter has started swimming again. This is something he loves to do as it gives him a freedom that he cannot get in his wheelchair. Dexter also likes trying new things, one of these being cooking. Baking cakes is his forte.

Find out more about Affinity Trust and supported living.

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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