Who we are
Providing support to individuals based on their choice and not defining people by their support needs; our name accurately describes who we are.
Choice Support is a charitable Community Benefit Society, formed in 1984, that supports autistic people, people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs.
Our purpose is to support people to find opportunities for creating their own happiness, and our values: We care, we respect, we learn, we lead, are at the core of everything we do.
We are a trusted support provider with almost 40 years' experience. We employ around 2,600 dedicated staff who support around 1,400 people, from Hampshire and East Sussex, in the south, to Yorkshire in the north.
In the late 1980s, we were part of the movement to support people out of the big institutions and back into their local communities. Those were big, bold, and brave steps back then and we stand firmly on these foundations today.
We still innovate and support people to stand up for their own rights for example by running their own self-advocacy group called the Our Rights Group. We have Quality Checkers with lived experience who talk to people we support to get feedback, which helps us improve what we do, and we are always looking at how new assistive technologies can help the people we support.
We are regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), see our ratings. We also work with the CQC to employ Experts by Experience (ExE), to help inspect services across England.
Board of Trustees
Choice Support is governed by a Board of voluntary Trustees, meet them here.
We are led by a chief executive and her team of leaders, meet them here.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that we all need to live in a society free from discrimination. We aim to be a more equitable and inclusive organisation that embraces diversity. Read our approach here.
Often families who are considering where to turn for support need to talk to someone in their shoes before they make decisions. Meet Lynda, our voluntary Families Ambassador, here.
Read our latest financial statements and our Gender Pay Report here.
We work with other organisations to improve social care services in the UK. We build new homes in partnership with the NHS and we are involved in delivering national training, to health practitioners, as part of a government drive to improve the experience of autistic people.
Accreditation and memberships
We are a member of many different groups, which gives us a stronger voice and visibility in the sector. Find details about these organisations at the bottom of this page.