Who we are

Dimensions provides person-centred support and finds the right housing for adults with learning disabilities and autism, right across the country.

We are committed to meeting the specific needs of communities and the people who form them, which is why we also provide support through three subsidiaries, Dimensions Cymru, Discovery and Outreach 3 Way.

Our support ranges from a few hours outreach each week to intensive support for people whose behaviour is shaped by distress. We care for those with complex health needs and support many people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We involve the people we support and their families in all aspects of their support.

Everything we do is personalised to the individual and our staff are ambitious for each and every person we support. We believe passionately that most people do best in supported living environments.

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Person-centred approaches help the people we support to achieve their ambitions.

With one of the country’s largest positive behaviour support team, Dimensions is well placed to plan community-based support for people currently in, or at risk of entering, hospitals and assessment and treatment units (ATUs) including those with forensic histories and risky behaviours.

We operate CQC-registered care homes across the country, including some respite/short breaks services.

And, in Somerset, we also provide supported employment.

How we work

Our vision, quite simply, is of ‘Better Lives for More People’ – the people we do and will support, their families and other significant relationships, the wider sector through our sharing of our learning and, critically, our dedicated colleagues who are so committed to proving that life can get better.

Our mission – the part we play in delivering our vision – is to provide high-quality personalised support for people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to be actively engaged with, and contribute to, their communities.

We’re a values-led organisation, which means we expect everybody to demonstrate our five core values:

  • ambition, we seek to help people reach their potential
  • courage, we are guided by the courage of our convictions to make a difference
  • integrity, we ensure that what we do is grounded in what we believe
  • partnership, we work with others to achieve more for people
  • respect, we recognise that every person’s unique contribution is valuable

Find out how we promote equality and respect diversity