We are Dimensions, we support people who have learning disabilities and autism to live their lives in a safe and happy way.
Support can mean different things to different people.
Sometimes support means helping someone to go to new places.
Sometimes support means helping someone to do things like going shopping and cooking dinner.
We support people by helping them choose how they want to live their lives. This is called being person-centred.
Our support workers understand how important it is to support people how they want to be supported. We train them to do this.
Sometimes the people we support help train new support workers. We call this training Listen Up.
There are people who check we are supporting people well. They are called the Care Quality Commission.
The Care Quality Commission is independent. It is not part of Dimensions. They can speak up for the people who are supported by Dimensions. Inspectors come and check we are doing the things we say we are doing.
There are also people in Dimensions who make sure we are supporting people well. The people are called Auditors.
Auditors are people who have learning disabilities and autism. They inspect our support services to make sure people are safe and happy.
The Dimensions Board is a group of people who make important decisions about Dimensions. The Board checks that Dimensions are doing the things they should.
You can download the Easy Read notes from the last meeting here.