Victoria Neish, Director of Operations & Quality, Affinity Trust

“Affinity Trust is delighted to be supporting the Learning Disabilities and Autism 2019 awards. These awards help to showcase and celebrate the successes of individuals, teams and organisations across the UK, who are really making a positive impact on people’s lives.

Affinity Trust believes that everyone with a learning disability has the right to an active and fulfilling life. Whether enabling people to live in their own homes, giving opportunities to enjoy community-based activities, or supporting people into work, we feel that everyone deserves to live life to the full.

Affinity Trust is sponsoring The Employer of People with a Disability category as we are passionate about everyone having the right to work and employers should be positively leading the way to change attitudes, behaviours and cultures. People with a learning disability and/or autism are underrepresented in the employment market and this award is to celebrate those who are demonstrating how employing people with a learning disability makes a real contribution to the organisation and the wider community.

It is truly inspiring to see the sector come together and to pay tribute to those who play a vital role in improving lives for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We know it can be a challenging job as well as a rewarding one, and that it is important to recognise people’s achievements.

We look forward honouring those outstanding achievements and spreading the word about just what a difference great support can make.”