Our History

Drive is a ground-breaking, non-profit -making organisation, set up in 1981 to support people with a learning disability to move out of large institutions into ordinary housing in local communities as tenants in their own homes.

We provide support across South East Wales to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, autistic spectrum conditions, physical disabilities, complex health needs, dementia, and people who can challenge services.

We provide support to individuals, living independently or people sharing a household, to enable them to maintain tenancies with Registered Social Landlords.

We provide Domiciliary Care to people who need less support, either living with families or in their own homes. This includes provision for Short Breaks and activities during the day in the evenings or at weekends.

We have registered accommodation from which we provide a Respite Service in Pontyclun, and a beautiful Horticulture Project which provides opportunities for individuals to learn horticulture, and gain qualifications on life and work skills.

Our uniqueness lies in our passion for and commitment to co-production. We believe our approach raises the aspirations of families who are at the heart of planning support and developing our Vision. We strive to find creative ways to help people live the life they choose; ‘Your Life, Your Way’.

 

Where we work

Drive has grown to work in partnership with six local authorities; Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly and Neath Port Talbot.

 

Drive location map

 

Policy Statement

We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in our business, everyday activities and dealings with all their stakeholders. We will take positive action to provide equality of opportunity for all, in the services we provide and as an employer.

Organisation where all employees can develop to their full potential and no person will be treated less favourably than any other because of a “Protected Characteristic”.  That is:

 

  • race, colour, ethnic origin or nationality;
  • gender;
  • mental or physical disability;
  • religion or belief;
  • marital or civil partnership, family status or responsibilities for dependants;
  • pregnancy or maternity;
  • gender reassignment;
  • sexual orientation; or
  • age

The Directors and senior managers are committed to equality, diversity & inclusion and will lead by example, ensuring that every employee understands and agrees to abide by the policy.

 

 

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