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Awards, nominations and accreditation

We measure our successes both informally and formally but it is also great to be recognised within and outside of the sector for our work.

Successes and commendations

Here is a list of some of the awards and commendations that we have won:

We were finalists in the Skills for Care Accolades 2012 for our work on personalisation.

We have signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code. Signing up is our commitment to driving up quality in services for people with learning disabilities.
We have signed up to the Driving Up Quality Logo.
2014 - Promoting Independence winner

We are a winner of the Cymru Promoting Independence Awards

We're a winner of the Promoting Independence Awards 2014
2014 - Diversity Champions Award

We have won the Diversiton Diversity Champions Award 2014 scoring 96%.

Diversity Champion logo 2013
2013 - Finalist, Laing and Buisson Independent Specialist Care Awards

We are finalists in the personalisation category
L&B 2013 logo

2012 - Finalist, Third Sector Excellence Awards

For our partnership with ODEON on Autism Friendly Film Screenings


Third Sector Excellence Awards
2012 - Finalist, Laing and Buisson Specialist Independent Care Awards
In three categories;

ISCA Awards 2012 finalist logo

2011 - British Institute for Learning Disabilities (BILD)

Commendation for Innovative Practice for Dimensions Children’s and Young People’s Services, Buddies.

Logo for the British Institute for Learning Disabilities

2011 Laing and Buisson Specialist Independent Care Awards

Personalisation award for our book, 'Making it Personal', and our Chief Executive, Steve Scown, won Personality of the Year.

Logo for the Independent Specialist Care Awards

2009 Third Sector Excellence Award

Won for Trustee Board of the Year for our Speak up and make a difference programme (SUMAD)

3rd Sector Awards Logo
If you would like further information about our awards or nominations, please get in touch with the Marketing team using the details on the right.

Accreditation and regulation

We are regulated by the following organisations:

Care Quality Commission in England 

Our Buddies Dimensions services are inspected by OfSted
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We are also accredited by the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) which means we have been externally assessed for our Health and Safety standards.
CHAS contractor accreditation logo

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9-10 Commerce Park
Brunel Road
Reading RG7 4AB

Tel: 0300 303 9001