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Aspire was founded in 2009 by Marie Whitaker and Barry Taylor.
They have over 40 years “hands-on” and senior management experience in supporting people with a Learning Disability and associated complex needs and challenging behaviours, predominantly on the Autistic Spectrum.
Throughout this time Marie and Barry have acquired knowledge, expertise and experience whilst ensuring high standards of care.
Their commitment to ‘Ordinary living’ is a key factor in aiding adults to work towards greater independence. They have a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of learning disability, associated mental health concerns and a solid understanding of autistic spectrum disorders.
Aspire staff teams have in-depth knowledge and experience of supporting individuals diagnosed with asperger syndrome.
Aspire is committed to providing skilled staff and encourages personal development through regular supervisions and training.
All staff undergo thorough induction foundation training before working ‘hands on’.
Comprehensive training and development systems allow monitoring and evaluation of staff competence and strive to exceed the minimum statutory requirements within the first twelve (12) months of employment; this contributes to high staff morale, retention and commitment.
Aspire ensures that all staff carry out training as set out in the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.
Aspire in the Community has already achieved Investors in People accreditation and is currently working towards Bronze Investor in People status.
The staff teams recognise the importance to Service Users of structured activities, appropriate routines and the need for clear communication.
No-one is placed in a situation where they feel confused and unclear of expectations, threatened or vulnerable.
Where individuals are on the Autistic Spectrum; their impairment of imagination may severely restrict their ability to problem solve and see a way out of day-to-day difficulties. Staff teams within Aspire are trained to recognise this and be aware of potential difficulties and flashpoints.
Aspire in the Community aims to work towards accreditation with the National Autistic Society. The organisation is committed to this aim and to accessing training from the National Autistic Society.
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  The Gate Barnsley Road
space Dodworth , Barnsley,
  S75 3JR
  ©Aspire 2019
T: 01226 244773
F: 01226 248478
T: 01484 643316
T: 01226 244773