Our Mission

Since 1977, Independent Options has been working to empower people with disabilities, enabling them to take control of their lives, achieve their aspirations and enjoy life to the full.

We offer a range of highly personalised support services for children and adults who have a wide range of disabilities. We work with people who have learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health needs.

Society places barriers in the way of people with disabilities and those who love and care for them. However, we know that with the right support, families and carers are able to cope better and people with disabilities can reach their potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Our services enable people with disabilities to get the life they want and also ease pressure on families.

Our Mission and Values

We aim to empower people with disabilities so they can take control of their lives, achieve their aspirations and enjoy life to the full.

We believe that every person in society should be respected, listened to and given the same opportunities, regardless of any disability.

Our work is shaped by the people and families who use our services and we are committed to excellence in everything we do.

Annual Review

Independent Options provides a range of person centred services for children, young people and adults who have learning and other disabilities. Read more in our Annual Review which can be found here

Jennie's Story

Jennie is a young lady who, along with her circle of support, commissions Supported Living services from Independent Options to assist her living independently in her own home.

Jennie and her circle of support (a group of family, friends and professionals who work together to make decisions on Jennie’s behalf with her best interests in mind) are always involved in all aspects of her support and are at the heart of every decision, including the recruitment and selection of each team member, from the advert being placed right up to interviews and on-going development.

There are regular person-centred reviews to monitor what is working and what is not working, ensure outcomes are being achieved and plan together for Jennie’s future.

“My daughter lives independently through her individual budget. Her staff team are brilliant and we couldn’t be happier with everything.”

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