Our partnerships

We proudly work in partnership with lots of different organisations to make sure we’re supporting our customers in the best way possible. These partnerships vary from social care specialist networking organisations, housing landlords, through to disability action charities.

You can find out more about our partners below.

Shared Lives Plus

Welcome to Shared Lives Plus. We are the UK membership charity for more than 6,000 Shared Lives carers, 150 Shared Lives schemes and a growing network of over 25 local Homeshare organisations.

Our vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. We help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need. We do this by turning Shared Lives and Homeshare into thriving, mainstream options, with all the right structures in place to support and guide who want to share their lives and homes.

website: www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk

email: info@sharedlivesplus.org.uk

phone: 0151 2273499


Golden Lane Housing 

Golden Lane Housing is an expert in providing housing for people with a learning disability.  

We provide supported living housing for nearly 2,200 people with a learning disability in their community across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Through our specialist landlord services, we help people to maintain their tenancy.  

Golden Lane Housing recognises the importance of working as part of a bigger picture of both housing and care providers, and invests time and leadership into national groups. 

go to: www.glh.org.uk 

email: enquiries@glh.org.uk 

phone: 0300 003 7007 



Humankind is a national charity with over 1,200 staff and around 100 volunteers providing services

for over 76,000 people. We have specialist services across England which include drug and alcohol, clinical, children, young people and families, health and well-being, employment, training and education, health and well-being, criminal justice and offender rehabilitation, gender specific and housing and housing support services. We are committed to reducing deprivation and exclusion and to improving people’s well-being.

Website: humankindcharity.org.uk

Email: info@humankindcharity.org.uk

Phone: 01325 731 160


ARC England


ARC England is a membership organisation supporting providers of services to people with a learning disability, autism or both.

We have over 100 members that range in size from small local to large national providers, and offer a variety of service types. They are a mix of not-for-profit and commercial organisations.

We are committed to improving the lives of people with a learning disability by promoting best practice, sharing skills and resources and providing information, networking opportunities, training, publications, and disclosure checks.

Please contact us to ask about workforce training and development opportunities, consultancy services, benefits of membership and our mission to deliver real change in the lives of people who have learning disabilities.

Website: https://arcuk.org.uk/

Email:   contact.us@arcuk.org.uk

Telephone:   01246 555 043



Froneri, an ice cream manufacturer based in Leeming Bar, Northallerton, has launched its first community engagement programme in partnership with three Yorkshire charities and The Avalon Group is delighted to have been selected. Froneri ICE (Inspiring Community Engagement) is a three-year long programme of activity that will inspire Froneri employees to support their local community, alongside annual donations of £20,000 for three years to each charity to help them continue their invaluable work.

Froneri has various brand led social responsibility projects such as Nuii’s partnership with WildArk supporting biodiversity projects in wild places, and Kelly’s sponsorship of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to support sustainable local farming and bumblebee friendly meadows. Despite this, Froneri has recognised that there is more it can do to provide support to the people on its doorstep – its local community. 

Froneri’s Head of UK, Mike Fraine, said: “We launched Froneri ICE because we recognised that as a business and as individual employees, we all have an active role to play in supporting the communities in which we work and live. We are proud to be a part of the Yorkshire region, and we want to do what we can to help our communities thrive. We hope that through Froneri ICE, we can make a positive difference to the lives of our charity partners’ clients.”

Our Services

Shared Lives

Shared Lives is a pioneering alternative to traditional methods of care. Under the scheme, fully trained carers open their homes to allow people to live with them either on a short or long-term basis.

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Supported Living

We provide a range of services to support people in their communities, including life skills, money management, learning, work opportunities or anything you might need support with, we can help.

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Living with Dementia

We offer a totally personalised dementia care service, involving home assessments and flexible support hours to allow you to remain in your community, surrounded by the people you love.

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