Student Transition Exhibitors
Accomplish is a specialist provider of support for over 1,000 people with mental health needs, autism, learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries. For over 30 years, our priority has been to enable people to live fun and fulfilled lives, across our therapeutic, residential, and supported living services throughout England and Wales.
They are passionate about quality, and we specialise in supporting people to achieve their full potential. Through empathy, belief and market leading training, our focus is to bring out the amazing in people. They use all our resources, skills, and abilities to ensure everyone can reach for the stars.
Supported living services: our supported living services provide tailored packages of up to 24 hours support in an individual’s own home or in a supported tenancy. They have supported living services across the North West, North London, Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire and South West areas.
Achieve together, with its 25 years expertise, is one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs and supports over 2,300 young people and adults in over 400 services across England and Wales to live happy, healthy and meaningful lives.
Active Impact – You’re Welcome Gloucestershire
Come and find out about Gloucestershire’s inclusive directory. They list activities, events, groups and venues with information about how they are accessible to people with a wide range of specific requirements. Search their website by your interests and any accessibility requirements and find things to do that work for you.
Aim Up (formerly St Vincent’s & St George’s Association)
Based within Cheltenham and Gloucester, Aim Up exist to enable adults with disabilities, complex needs, behaviours that challenge and mental health conditions, to live the life they want, regardless of their disability. They achieve this by providing high-quality, person-centred support through all of our services: Supported Living, Domiciliary Care, Phoenix, the Garden Project and our Social Enterprise.
Anthony Collins Solicitors
Anthony Collins solicitors are a nationally recognised team of specialist lawyers. They adopt a holistic, client centred approach to acting for individuals in difficult legal situations, including serious injury and clinical negligence, human rights matters, representation at inquests, Mental Capacity issues, Court of Protection, and Wills, Attorney and Trust work.
Choice Care is a specialist provider for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health conditions and complex needs. They offer expertise across a range of specialisms, including support for people with behaviours that challenge. They are at the forefront of national best practice, with an outstanding reputation and consistently high CQC ratings. Today, they are one of the UK’s foremost specialist care providers, operating over 60 residential homes and a variety of supported living services across the South, Southwest and West Midlands.
Residential and supported living plus – for individuals with profound and multiple disabilities and complex care needs. Their aim is to provide a place where people feel at home and have the support and encouragement to meet their individual potentials. They work with people to help develop and expand their interests and to use skills, using an approach which is fully inclusive and recognises abilities, whilst acknowledging and supporting a person’s disabilities and complex care needs.
Operating across the whole of the UK, Dimensions support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, choice and control in their lives. Their 7000 colleagues deliver ambitious, effective, personalised support and housing, often with those whose previous support has not been successful. Dimensions is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, behaviours of distress and those with complex health needs. Driven by our values, we place the people we support and their families at the heart of everything we do.
Disabled Care & Mobility
With a ‘Mobility Store’ a ‘Vehicle Adaptation Centre’ & a ‘Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Centre’, Disabled Care and Mobility have pretty much become a One Stop Shop for disability needs in Gloucestershire and surrounding Counties. Disabled aids, vehicle adaptions, motability specialists. With well over 50 years of industry knowledge their experienced team will always strive to ensure that the correct products are delivered to their customers.
Expeditions Living offers a full and flexible range of services including care, support and housing. The team at Expeditions Living is experienced and trained to work with people of all ages with learning difficulties, mental health needs, dual diagnosis and other complex needs. The team at Expeditions Living know that peace of mind, trust and confidence can only be developed over time. Their services are open day or night, 365 days a year.
Family Link Plus (Gloucestershire County Council)
Family Link Plus is part of the fostering service and provides short breaks for disabled children & young people.
Forwards Gloucestershire (Employment Skills Hub)
Forwards is an all age, all disability service; supporting people with disabilities achieve their employment dreams. Forwards can provide help to identify skills and job goals, improve confidence, manage anxiety and overcome barriers. Anyone can come to Forwards if they have a disability, health condition or need some support to gain confidence.
Goals Beyond Grass
Goals Beyond Grass are based in Gloucestershire and are passionate about helping disabled children and adults by reducing social isolation and engaging the whole community in accessible sport and social activities. GBG venture out into the local community and beyond, offering sessions within schools, care homes, day centres, colleges and universities. Participation in sport and physical activity increases self-esteem, develops social skills and team cohesiveness whilst also enhancing mental wellbeing. They deliver inclusive sport including learning disability clubs, multi-sport sessions and powerchair football activities.
Guideposts Trust are a UK-based charity working to ensure that people can be connected to their community and achieve their potential – regardless of circumstances. The Hub is a friendly and vibrant place where adults with learning disabilities can come together to make friends, have fun, learn new skills, gain confidence and get involved in their local community. Community Hub members can choose to attend creative art and craft days or activity days.
Home From Home Care
Home From Home Care learning disability care homes in Lincolnshire reflect their belief and experience that individuals respond to a warm and homely atmosphere. Created by a family to make the difference; Home from Home Care provides specialist residential care to adults (18+) with learning disabilities, autism and complex physical and mental health needs. They design bespoke care and support packages around each individual’s needs in tailored environments to enable each person to lead a fulfilled life on their own terms.
Lifeways is the UK’s leading team of support professionals for adults with diverse and complex needs living fulfilling and independent lives in the community. They put the person at the heart of everything. And they do everything they can to help those with complex needs to lead independent, fulfilling and happy lives. Lifeways are proud to be known for providing extraordinary support, and for celebrating the positivity, individuality, and ambition of each person. They have helped thousands of young people make their first step from the family home or residential school into independent living.
LiveYou maximises care funding, recruits awesome PAs, and gives disabled people ultimate choice and control over their future.
Mary Rush Care
With homes located around Gloucester, you will know you have arrived somewhere special. Mary Rush Care’s dedicated team of highly qualified staff have a genuine desire to enrich the lives of vulnerable adults with learning and associated disabilities in need of care and support.
They have developed a carefully tailored programme for all individuals to ensure that the care and overall experience is bespoke and not just meets expectations but exceeds them. Their dedicated team of highly qualified staff have a genuine desire to enrich lives of vulnerable adults with disabilities. Life in a Mary Rush Home is fun – they care for all individuals who use their service, and a true ethos of family, support and happiness permeates everything that they do.
The Orchard Trust has a number of care homes and supported living homes in the Forest of Dean, supporting people across Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire areas. At Orchard Trust people come first. They support people with learning and physical disabilities to live happy and fulfilling lives at their residential and supported living homes across the Forest of Dean. They also have a Day Service, Therapy Suite and Therapeutic Smallholding at our Lydbrook site offering community involvement.
Pets As Therapy
Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. We strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal.
Our volunteers and their temperament-assessed pets visit establishments such as care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and prisons, and bring smiles to many faces. People of all ages get the chance to chat to someone — and stroke and cuddle a friendly dog or cat.
POhWER delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services. They support people who face difficult issues and want to make their voice heard. In Gloucestershire, POhWER provides statutory advocacy services that include Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, Independent Health Complaints Advocacy and Independent Care Act Advocacy.
Prosperity Care and Wellbeing
Prosperity Care and Wellbeing, provides holistic care services in Gloucestershire for people who may have a learning disability, physical disability, mental health diagnosis or neurodiversity. They provide services such as group supported living, single person supported living or care and support in the person’s own home.
Prosperity Care and Wellbeing is rated as ‘Outstanding’ for providing well led services, with an overall rating of ‘Good’ by The Care Quality Commission.
Radis Community Care
With services across England and Wales, Radis Community Care can support anyone over the age of 16 to lead the independent and fulfilled lives they choose. This includes people living with learning disabilities, profound and multiple learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, acquired brain injuries, mental health problems and physical disabilities. They can help you through all stages of life, from taking your first steps towards moving out of the family home and living independently, to supporting your changing needs as you grow older. They recognise that you have your own individual needs, abilities, goals and aspirations, so tailor our approach to be as unique as you are. Their services focus on empowering you to achieve your ambitions, maximise your capabilities and skills, with the reassurance of having consistent support workers along with you on your journey.
RWK Goodman is a full-service law firm. Through our team around the client approach we support our clients whether through the litigation process or by way of deputyships becoming the client’s lifelong legal companion.
Safehands Healthcare is a national care service provider that enables people with a history of mental ill health, and other co-morbid conditions, live more fulfilling and independent lives in their own home. Using a recovery approach to support, we work collaboratively with the individual and their family to assist in the development of new skills and the development of strategies to build their resilience. Importance is also placed on integration and participation in the local community. We encourage individuals to access our day provision to enrich their lives through education, social skills, voluntary or paid work.
Saracen Care provides support to people with various abilities and disabilities – LD, Autism, Behaviours that challenge, ABI, Huntigton and many more conditions. Saracen has an Outstanding CQC rating and is first tear provider in Swindon and on the preferred providers list at Gloucestershire CC. They have a very successful record in working with people who come out of residential educational establishments and move into supported living accommodation with care support package.
At Saracen we promote well being and community inclusion and tailor support to assist people to live independent and fulfilled lives – their best life. In 2021 Saracen won the dignity in care award in the Great British Care Awards – Tracey Gardiner, Team Leader at Saracen was our winner.
Scrubditch Care Farm
Scrubditch Care Farm in Cirencester provides farm-based activities for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Our students help to care for our pigs, sheep, horse, hens and ducks as well as taking part in sessions in our cookery studio, going on woodland walks, growing produce and much more!
Stagecoach & LIFT
Stagecoach provide local bus services around Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. They will be visiting the Transition event with a bus so you can practice boarding and alighting, using the wheelchair ramp and buying tickets. The LIFT team at National Star also works to support young people in Gloucestershire to develop the necessary skills and confidence e.g. road/personal safety, journey planning, emergency strategies etc. in order to travel on public transport safely and independently.
The Lighthouse is a completely new style of day service within Gloucester. Their purpose is to combine community inclusion, self-directed learning, enablement, social development and fun-filled enrichment. They achieve this through creative use of a wide range of both in-house and community activities. They provide a guide to help each of our members live the most enhanced, fulfilling and independent lives they can, both in a home setting and in their own communities.
The Music Works
The Music Works are a Gloucestershire based charity whose mission is to transform young people’s lives through music. They’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life.
Based within Gloucester, Tomcat’s 25 years of innovation make it possible for children and adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, or emerging mobility problems to move more easily. Their British-made trikes look great, support individual needs, and enable long-lasting enjoyment of life: Inventions with a Social Purpose.
Treasure Seekers believe that it is in community that people thrive and grow in all the areas of their lives. Unfortunately, many people fall through the gaps of getting the support they need, and many struggle to get into community life. So, they set up this Social Enterprise in 2012 to change this! They now work with over 2000 people, through over 20 activities in Gloucester. Their community includes people with learning disabilities, mental health challenges and complex needs, and young people. They help people come into community, and then receive support and training through their supportive environment. People can then release their potential, moving closer to becoming the best versions of themselves!
University of Gloucestershire – Outreach Team
The Outreach Team at the University of Gloucestershire provide information, advice and guidance to help students make informed decisions about progression to university. The University offers a range of higher education courses from Computing and Engineering to Art and Design.
Voyage Care provide specialist support for over 3,500 people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and complex needs across the UK. Whether you are looking for support in your own home, supported living accommodation, a registered care home or out in the community, their specialist teams are here to help you.
Providing legal services in terms of Deputyships for both property and financial affairs and health and welfare, where someone has turned 16 but does not have the relevant mental capacity to manage either their finances and/or health and welfare. We can also provide ongoing advice in relation to duties as a Deputy once the order is in place.
Working World is a training centre based in Evesham, Worcestershire for adults with a learning disability. The centre offers practical training activities at the centre and in the local community, for example catering & hospitality, shopping, mobility and travel training, candyulove (sweet project), ironing, cleaning, leaflet delivery, administrative duties and many more activities.
Accessible sport and exercise for disabled children, young people and adults.