We are delighted to work in partnership with several outstanding organisations who provide support to communities across the country. Many of our partnerships have been in place for over 10 years, and we are committed to shaping a better future for our customers through working together and sharing knowledge with organisations who align with our own.
Read on for information and contact details for our current partners.
Shared Lives Plus
Shared Lives Plus is 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.
Avalon has been a member and partner with Shared Lives Plus for many years, and we have worked together on local and national projects to grow the profile of Shared Lives, and to bring together more carers and customers than ever before.
Their vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. Shared Lives Plus helps build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need.
phone: 0151 2273499
ARC England is a membership organisation supporting providers of services to people with a learning disability, autism or both. Avalon is proud to be a member and support a better future for people across the UK.
ARC has 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.
ARC 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.
Telephone: 01246 555 043
Avalon is a proud member of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, which supports us and other charities like us to enable adults with disabilities to live the life they choose, with accessible services that make a real difference.
We have worked with VODG to enact local and national change in the disability sector, and have warmly welcomed VODG to our annual conference on several occasions, to talk about their work and to help our staff to understand more about what we can all do to improve services for the people we support.
Telephone: 0330 043 1273
Care Housing Association
Care HA work in partnership with us to offer innovative and market leading housing opportunities, which put charity and community at the heart of their offering. We first worked with Care HA on a development of 6 supported living apartments in Kirklees, which gave 6 local people the chance to live independently for the first time. This development delivered a huge impact, with the customers there achieving more and more each year and seeing their support hours reduce as they became confident in managing the aspects of their daily life.
Avalon is currently working on new developments with Care Housing, and we are proud to call them partners and friends.
Telephone: 0345 437 7367
Golden Lane Housing
Golden Lane Housing is an expert in providing housing for people with a learning disability. Like us, Golden Lane have a charitable approach to their work, which puts people first, and that’s what drew us to them as a partner.
Golden Lane provide supported living housing for nearly 2,200 people with a learning disability in their community across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Avalon has worked with Golden Lane to deliver outstanding housing solutions which offer fulfilling lives to our customers.
go to: www.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. They 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. Humankind are committed to reducing deprivation and exclusion and to improving people’s well-being.
Phone: 01325 731 160
Froneri, an ice cream manufacturer based in Leeming Bar, Northallerton, has launched its first community engagement programme in partnership with three Yorkshire charities and 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.”