Our impact in one minute
lives changed by our support teams and specialist programmes
of our homes are rated good by CQC
sight tests delivered
to children in special schools
hours worked by people we supported into employment
“My life has improved a lot since I moved here and I love my new flat. This is why it’s important that people have the choice in where the live and who they spend time with.”
Ambitious, inclusive and specialist support
In 2022/23 we continued supporting people to live ambitious lives. This commitment was strengthened through our Quality of Life journey which, developed together with people we support, shows our commitment to deliver support that people want.
Our support is highly valued by the families of people we're supporting, with 98% of families rating our support as good or very good.
We want to reach more people with our specialist support, so this year we expanded further, opening new homes in Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Dorset.
More people getting the eye care they need
People with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems.
Our vital campaign to secure the future of the NHS Special Schools Eye Care Service continued this year. As a key NHS partner in setting up the service in 2021, we have used our expertise, experience and research to lead a powerful evidence-based campaign.
Our team of Eye Care Champions, who have lived experience of disabilities, worked with almost 1,000 adults with learning disabilities and over 2,400 support and healthcare professionals to ensure everyone can access the eye care they need.
More people participating and changing society, as equal citizens
At SeeAbility we work to ensure people with learning disabilities, autism, and sight loss can take control of their lives.
Our Ready, Willing and Able supported employment programme empowers people with disabilities to kickstart their careers. 21 people found employment in 2022/23, bringing their skills organisations including Lush, Next and The Police Federation.
Meanwhile, our team of self-advocates speak up in discussions, studies and events. The team grew to 11 advocates in 2022-23 and worked with organisations including Kingston University and NHS England.