Who we are
Dimensions provides person-centred support for adults with learning disabilities and autism, right across the country.
From a few hours outreach support each week, to intensive support for people whose behaviour can be challenging, complex health needs and profound and multiple learning disabilities, we involve the people we support and their families in all aspects of their support.
Everything we do is personalised to the individual and our staff are ambitious for each and every person we support. We believe passionately that most people do best in supported living environments.
With the country’s largest positive behaviour support team, Dimensions is well placed to plan community based support for people currently in, or at risk of entering, hospitals and assessment and treatment units (ATUs) including those with risky behaviours.
How we work
Our vision is of an inclusive society where people have equal chances to live the life they choose.
Our mission – the part we play in delivering our vision – is to provide high quality personalised support for people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to be actively engaged with, and contribute to, their communities.
We’re a values-led organisation, which means we expect everybody to demonstrate our five core values:
- ambition, helping people be the best they can be
- courage, being brave enough to make a difference
- integrity, being honest and fair in all the things we do
- partnership, working with other people to make a bigger difference
- respect, treating everyone fairly and knowing that everyone’s voice is important.
Promoting equality and respecting diversity
We offer opportunities and resources to help staff understand more about the diversity of our staff and the people we support.
Matching staff according to cultural needs, preferences and beliefs helps make sure we can deliver truly person-centred support.
We work with our staff, people we support and a number of organisations to do everything we can to be inclusive of diversity and our number of awards demonstrate this:
- Stonewall Diversity Champion
- Positive About Disabled People
- Investors In Diversity.
Louder than Words Charter
Dimensions is committed to being an inclusive service provider and employer. We really value the richness of what having a diverse workforce brings. To enable us to achieve this for the deaf/deafened community, we enrolled with Action on Hearing Loss to understand how we could better support our deaf colleagues and attract more deaf people to work for us.
After a rigorous process, consulting and working with deaf colleagues we achieved the Louder than Words Charter. This accreditation demonstrates that Dimensions has taken steps to ensure that as much as possible our practices are inclusive for deaf/hard of hearing people.
One hurdle we learned was our recruitment processes. We are pleased to now have signed videos that support all the written communications an applicant receives. Deaf colleagues have assisted with the development of these and we really hope that they will enable other people who are deaf to gain employment with us.