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Dimensions scoops major award for Aspire

Dimensions was a winner at the national Business Culture Awards last week for our Aspire career development programme, alongside major national brands such as Hilton hotels and Vodafone.

We were all thrilled with the award win

We beat off tough competition in the Public and Not for Profit category for our ground-breaking scheme, which was launched three years ago.

The Business Culture Awards recognise exceptional business culture, in particular initiatives that help persuade people to join organisations, and feel motivated and engaged enough to stay. They recognise how people’s experience of their job is fundamental to great business performance.

Simon Gosney, Head of Learning and Development, said, “This business culture award shows that social care in general, and Dimensions in particular, can be a great place to build a career. I’m so proud that all the hard work by a wonderful and collaborative team has been recognised.

We have now taken almost 250 colleagues on to Aspire, and the award judges particularly praised the measurable impact that Aspire has had on the lives of people we support as well as our colleagues. The programme was originally launched in response to suggestions in the 2014 colleague survey, so in a way this success belongs to everyone at Dimensions.”

Contact our press office

For more information, interviews, and case studies contact Hannah McCreesh, Communications and PR Officer at Dimensions, on (e) Hannah.mccreesh@dimensions-uk.org (t) 0300 303 9062.

Dimensions provides evidence-based, outcomes-focused support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. We help people be actively involved in their communities.

We are one of the largest not-for-profit support providers in the UK. We currently support around 3,500 people and their families throughout England and Wales with help from our 7,000 members of staff.

We have been providing support packages for families for 40 years. We offer a range of support services to adults of all ages, including those with complex needs or challenging behaviour.

We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, not here for commercial gain. This means we’re able to invest all our efforts and resources into the important things – which is helping the people we support lead happy and fulfilled lives.