Dimensions Activate wins 3rd Sector Care Award for innovation and quality

Winner of the Innovative Quality Outcomes category, Activate is set to change the way providers support people with learning disabilities and autism.

By halving challenging behaviour and driving widespread improvements to quality of life, Activate presents an opportunity for commissioners to achieve step change improvement with measurable outcomes.

Our research based model of support is proven to improve quality of life for the people we support, and saw a significant increase in job satisfaction for our staff.


Receiving the award, Dimensions MD Lisa Hopkins said:

“Activate was developed through a partnership with the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation in order to conduct some research on quality of life for people with learning disabilities and autism.

“The results of the research were very impressive and exceeded our expectations, with benefits in a variety of real life areas for people supported and their support staff.

“The Activate approach proves, through the experiment, that life really does get better and I’m excited to roll the new support model out to everyone we support at Dimensions, as well as other organisations in the future.

“I am so proud of the team that delivered the research and look forward to embedding it across Dimensions and beyond.”