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Transforming Care


NHS England’s Transforming Care agenda is about people with learning disabilities moving from hospital settings to live in their local community, as well as reducing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Affinity Trust works in partnership with commissioners, health professionals, individuals and family members, in support of this agenda.

Some people with a learning disability have spent years in hospital. In this setting, they may have many restrictions imposed on them, and may lack the freedom to develop their skills and independence.

To ensure a smooth transition to a new life in the community, Affinity Trust takes a values-based approach. This has helped change many people’s lives for the better. Read about Ruth, for example.

To ensure a successful transition to supported living we:

  • use a multi-agency partnership approach to provide person-centred support

  •  provide support based on our values, encouraging social inclusion and enhanced quality of life and discouraging restrictive practices

  •  use our in-house psychology team to provide proactive support for individuals and their support teams

  •  adopt a positive risk-taking approach which enables individuals to live a fulfilling life

  •  increase the independence of the person supported and seek to reduce reliance upon paid support

  •  source appropriate permanent housing, drawing on our expertise and relationships with registered housing providers

  •  provide tailored living environments designed to meet individual needs and including the use of person-centred assistive technology.

We invest in staff training, such as in PROACT-SCIPr-UK®, and involve the people we support in choosing their support team so that staff are matched to their needs.


Affinity Trust enables 64% of the people we support to live in supported living, compared to the national average of 15% (DoH).

Step-through accommodation

Our Transforming Care services provide both permanent as well as ‘step-through’ supported living accommodation in small groups of self-contained flats.

We’ve been providing step-through accommodation since 2007 and have recently increased our portfolio in response to Transforming Care, thanks in part to a grant from the Department of Health.

Our step-through accommodation enables the people we support to develop their skills and independence over a six-month period, preparing them for a move to a permanent home.

This allows us to make detailed assessments of an individual’s communication skills, capacity, behaviours, mental health and wellbeing, skills, abilities and housing needs so that their move to a long term home has the best chance of being successful.


We offer a flexible and solution focused approach to meet local needs, both for commissioners and for each individual. To discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact:

Lorraine Taylor, Head of Development


Contact us

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: