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East of England

Avenues first worked in the East of England when we started to manage services in Cambridge in 1998. Our presence in the region grew significantly in 2011 when Optua became part of Avenues. Suffolk is where Optua UK, also now part of Avenues, first established its support and case management services for people with acquired brain injury.  We have a regional base in Ipswich and provide homecare, outreach, and supported living.

In Suffolk, we also run other services that connect people to their communities or support them to get the most out of life:



Paul Attrill, Regional Manager

What things are you most proud of in your services?

“What we do goes beyond typical social care. We are very involved in community engagement – for example we have a team that develops leisure programmes and events. These are incredibly inspirational to attend. Families are often overwhelmed by what their children have been able to achieve with us. Our teams never give up. What they need to do can change on a day to day basis but they don’t let up.”

Brenda McLoughlin, Regional Manager

What things are you most proud of in your services?

“Our rehabilitative approach to working with people with an acquired brain injury really makes a difference. We see people moving on to full independence. Our ability to manage challenging behaviour is often commented on by care managers. Our training also stands out. If we start supporting someone with very specific needs we will have someone trained to support those needs.”

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