East of England - Avenues Group
30 - 1993-2023

East of England

Avenues first worked in the East of England when we started to manage learning disability services in Cambridge in 1998. Our presence in the region grew significantly in 2011 when Suffolk-based charity Optua became part of Avenues, bringing extensive experience and specialism in the field of supporting people with acquired brain injury.


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A summary of our operational priorities

We have an ambitious but realistic set of goals that will help our services to continuously improve and to offer more people more of our outstanding support. Our plan forms part of the Group Strategic Plan with an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Quality and Specialism
  • Capacity and Resources
  • Building our Reputation
  • Sustainability and Growth
  • Engagement and Coproduction

We will:

  1. Further improve our relationship with all relevant commissioning bodies to ensure that the people we support continue to receive the service they want, to live the life that they wish for.
  2. Fill our remaining support vacancies within budget and ensure quality services are delivered.
  3. Explore all opportunities to develop further supported living and complex outreach services across the region, specifically targeting those areas where we don’t currently have a presence.
  4. Complete a review of all deficit contribution as they arise, supported by a financial action plan to address those issues.
  5. Continue to recruit into and develop our teams ensuring that more staff hold qualifications in PBS and Active Support.


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Latest accomodation and support vacancies

County Town Building type Support specialism  
Suffolk Great Cornard House Learning disabilities Enquire
Suffolk Bury St Edmonds House Acquired Brain Injury , Physical disabilities Enquire
Suffolk Ispwich House Learning disabilities , Physical disabilities Enquire
Essex Saffron Walden House Learning disabilities Enquire
Cambridge Fulbourn House Learning disabilities Enquire

Paul Attrill
Regional Director

What things are you most proud of in your services?

“‘I count myself very lucky to oversee our services in the East, and take great pride every day in the quality of support our staff team deliver.  I have seen first-hand the innovative and imaginative support that has taken place across our services, to maintain the health and wellbeing of the people we support, during the most challenging of times. The dedication and energy from our staff been clear to see, ensuring that the needs of the people they are supporting remain central to everything we do.  No challenge has been too big or problem arisen that can’t be solved, that’s what makes my role so enjoyable.”