Our vision, quite simply, is of ‘Better Lives for More People’ – the people we do and will support, their families and other significant relationships, the wider sector through our sharing of our learning and, critically, our dedicated colleagues who are so committed to proving that life can get better.
Our mission – the part we play in delivering our vision – is to provide high quality personalised support for people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to be actively engaged with, and contribute to, their communities.
We’re a values-led organisation, which means we expect everybody to demonstrate our five core values:
We support and employ a diverse range of people and our commitment to promoting equality and respecting diversity is established in our Equality and Diversity Strategy.
We offer opportunities and resources to help staff understand more about the diversity of our staff and the people we support.
Matching staff to people we support according to shared cultural needs, preferences and beliefs helps make sure we can deliver truly person-centred support. We work with our colleagues, people we support and a number of organisations to do everything we can to be inclusive of diversity and our number of awards demonstrate this:
Dimensions is committed to being an inclusive service provider and employer. We really value the richness of what having a diverse workforce brings. To enable us to achieve this for the deaf/deafened community, we enrolled with Action on Hearing Loss to understand how we could better support our deaf colleagues and attract more deaf people to work for us.
After a rigorous process, consulting and working with deaf colleagues we achieved the Louder than Words Charter. This accreditation demonstrates that Dimensions has taken steps to ensure that as much as possible our practices are inclusive for deaf/hard of hearing people.
For example we now have signed videos that support all the written communication a new job applicant receives. Deaf colleagues have assisted with the development of these and we really hope that they will enable other people who are deaf to gain employment with us.