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Specialist support

The people we support may have physical disabilities, sensory impairments, challenging behaviours, or other chronic health conditions, in addition to their learning disability.

We feel that these specific needs should not be a barrier to someone leading the life they want, with the same rights and choices as everyone else.

We offer the same person-centred approach to everyone we support, carefully matching people with staff who have the right expertise in supporting the person’s extra health needs or specific behaviours.

For some people, specific techniques are needed within support methods and our staff are trained to offer this support. We use intensive interaction with non-verbal individuals to help them communicate, drawing on the advice of our in-house clinical psychologist. We have a long history of supporting people who have autism, like Reece.


Affinity Trust has a growing list of specialist services available to ensure everyone is fully supported. These include:

  • Supporting people who have challenging behaviours – dignity and quality of life is key to Affinity Trust’s support and we understand that often a person can behave in a challenging way because they are frustrated and unable to communicate their needs and wishes to others. Once they have dedicated support teams, and we work with them to start to understand the root of this behaviour, we find that challenging behaviour reduces substantially, and often disappears altogether.

  • Supporting people with additional disabilities – such as sensory impairments, chronic health conditions such as diabetes or dementia, or those who are wheelchair users – like Anita.

  • Supporting people with mental health problems, including those who self-harm.

  • Supporting people who have been involved with the criminal justice system.

  • Transition services – short-term accommodation placements which can provide stability for those between long-term support solutions. This can include stepping stone accommodation, personal assessment and skills development.

  • Personal budget support (self-directed support in Scotland) – where the person supported has money to pay for a support plan and we help to identify what type of support is required, when and how.

Contact us to find out more about our specialist support services.



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About us

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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 - 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
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 - Shipley Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 F: 08456 437361 E:
North - Sheffield Office
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1DY View Map
T: 0114 276 4980 E:
North - Tameside Office
The Old Courthouse, Chapel Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire SK16 4DT View Map
T: 0161 711 0577 E:


Scotland - Divisional Office
37 George Street, Ayr, KA8 0AH View Map
T: 01292 292922 F: 08456 437822 E:
Scotland - Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 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 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 - Maidenhead Office
Unit 5, Maple Court, Grove Park Industrial Estate, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW View Map
T: 01628 822359 E:
South - Portsmouth Office
Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ View Map
T: 02392 666624 F: 02392 666624 E:
South - Oxford Office
Office 4, Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7RW View Map
T: 01865 893269 E:

Bradford Positive Behaviour Support Service

Positive Behaviour Support Service
5th Floor, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN View Map
T: 07584 528751 E: