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Who Are Learning Disability Voices?

Learning Disability Voices comprises charities, not-for-profit and independent sector companies who provide learning disability services in the UK, including the likes of Voyage Care, United Response, Lifeways, The Wilf Ward Family Trust, Hft and Mencap – together representing 20% of the total sector provision.

The learning disability sector cares for the UK’s most vulnerable people, who often require 24-hour support delivered by one or more carers to ensure that their needs are met.

For too long now our sector has had to cope with increasingly damaging local government cuts and has been forced to drive operational efficiencies to keep fees static. However, as we are paid for the hours of care we deliver, we cannot reduce frontline staffing to cut costs further.

In other words, we have no further scope to cut our costs without reducing the quality of the services we provide – which is not a moral or viable choice for us. With this in mind, LD Voices exists to champion the learning disability sector and push for crucial policy changes to ensure a sustainable future for quality learning disability care.

Our Members

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Advance UK

Advance UK supports thousands of people – including disabled people, people with a mental health issue and people with a learning disability – at home, at work or in the community to live the life they choose, however varied or complex that life may be.

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Care Management Group

Since 1996 Care Management Group (CMG) has been supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, chronic and enduring mental health needs, sensory and communication impairments and associated complex needs including challenging behaviours.

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Choice Care Group

Choice Care Group was established to provide learning disability support services for individuals who require a safe, supportive and therapeutic living environment, which also provides opportunities to learn and self-develop.

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Community Integrated Care

Community Integrated Care is one of the UK’s largest health and social care charities. They work in the community, delivering life-enhancing support to people with a diverse range of care needs.

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We’re an accredited, nationally recognised learning disability service provider with 90 services in England, Scotland and Wales. We provide tailored support and accommodation in residential and supported living services, as well as short breaks and community support.

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Dimensions provides evidence-based outcomes-focussed support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. We help people to be actively engaged in their communities.

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Eden Futures

Supporting people with a learning disability is the foundation of our service. Through years of experience, our staff team have a wealth of knowledge to call on when responding to the needs of all the individuals in their care.

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Embrace is a leading independent provider of health and social care in the UK. They provide residential, educational and supported living services which enable people to live as independently as possible.

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Encompass (Dorset) has been supporting individuals with learning disabilities and enduring mental health needs to live fulfilled and empowered lives for over 25 years. Our services are solely in West & North Dorset.

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Hesley Group

Established in 1975, Hesley Group provides flexible, specialist residential services and schools. They aim to offer the best possible care, education andvocational opportunities for young people and adults, often with autism, who have a learning disability and complex needs with behaviour that may challenge.

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Homes Caring for Autism

Having continually expanded our growth since Homes Caring for Autism started operating in 2003, we now operate residential services across Somerset, North Somerset and Wiltshire, and further growth is on-going.

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Hft is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. Everything they do focuses on helping the people they support live the life they choose.

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Lifeways is one of the UK’s leading providers of support services for people with diverse and often complex needs in community settings.

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Look Ahead

Look Ahead supports thousands of people across London and the South East with a diverse range of needs, helping them to make individual choices, achieve goals and take control of their own lives by providing tailor-made support, care and accommodation services.

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Mencap works in partnership with people with a learning disability and all their services support people to live life as they choose.

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Priority Care

Priority Care Group was established in 1987 and specialises in providing high quality individual care for older people. Their approach to delivering effective care is centred on creating a stimulating and caring environment in which their clients are able to determine their own life choices.

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Real Life Options

Real Life Options supports people with learning disabilities or autism to make choices and live their lives the way they want to.

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Regard Partnership

The Regard Partnership was formed in 1994 by John Webster and John Farragher who recognised the need for community based services for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Since the first home opened in Kent, Regard has grown into one of the top providers of person-centred care within the Learning Disability and Mental Health sectors.

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Tracscare is a specialist, outcome focused provider of support for people with Mental Health needs, Learning Disabilities, Autism and Acquired Brain Injuries. Tracscare works in partnership with commissioners to deliver responsive, flexible and specialist support in registered residential and supported living settings across England and Wales.

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Turning Point is a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment.

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United Response

United Response is a well-established charity with an excellent track record in supporting young people and adults with a range of mental health needs and disabilities – which include learning disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury, sensory impairments and dementia.

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Voyage Care

Voyage Care is a UK wide company with over 25 years’ experience of providing healthcare, social care and support to a range of vulnerable people. They have a proven track record and a national reputation for delivering innovative, high quality responsive and flexible services.

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The Wilf Ward Family Trust

The Wilf Ward Family Trust was founded in November 1986 to give relief to carers through the provision of residential respite units and day facilities. Their work began when their founding Trustees Wilf and Phyllis Ward established Isabella Court in Pickering as a short break service for people with disabilities. Since then, the Trust has grown significantly and now offers a large range of supported living accommodation and residential care services, as well as specialist holiday accommodation.

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