About us - Avenues Group
30 - 1993-2023

About us

People need to live in the place they call home, with the people and things that matter to them, in communities that look out for one another, doing the things they love.

We are a charity specialising in supporting people with learning disability, autism and complex support needs to enjoy fulfilling lives in the community.

We do this by supporting and promoting their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual welfare, with 1,600+ staff supporting around 650 people across our subsidiaries in the South East, West Midlands, London and East of England.

We listen to people’s families, and create trusted support that really connects them to their community, building their independence and wellbeing. You can read more about our organisation on the Charity Commission’s website.

Avenues Group operates on a not-for-profit basis, with financial surpluses reinvested into the services we provide.

Our operational subsidiaries:

We have a core belief in community-based support, and are experienced in working with commissioners on complex transitions from secure hospitals and assessment and treatment units.

This is all driven by our vision, that everyone should have the opportunity to be an active citizen and engaged in the community where they live.

Our depth of expertise enables us to offer children, young people, adults and older people the right level of support at the right times so they can develop or retain maximum independence throughout life, and we have additional  expertise including mental health conditions, dementia and end of life care.

While our support changes as people’s lives change, it’s always fundamentally based in the principles of Active Support and Positive Behaviour Support.

It’s our shared expectation that all our services maintain a Good or Outstanding overall rating from the CQC, which is the regulator for social care in the UK.

Find out more about our impact by watching our videos or downloading Stories of Better Lives (PDF)