About Radian Support
Your life, your choice, your way
Radian Support is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting adults in Southern and Central England with individual needs, such as learning disabilities, autism, mental health and other related needs, to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
Part of the larger Radian Group, we are large enough to offer value for money, but small enough to retain a personal and flexible service.
Quality is at the heart of our business and Radian Support has a reputation for high quality. All our activity is underpinned by a robust continuous improvement plan incorporating people's views. Our services offer peace of mind for individuals, commissioners, relatives, families and carers alike.
Renowned for its staff expertise and people focus, and with strong embedded values, Radian Support can deliver the most complex, individual support services.This is why Radian Support has 'preferred provider' status with many Social Services departments, and takes an active part in Support and Care strategy across the Southern and Central regions.
Our values are:
Click here for our Carers Charter
Registered office: Radian Support Ltd, Parkside House, 33-39 Sheet Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BY
Registered Society No. 27209R
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
Radian Support's Management
Gina Small, Director of Radian Support
Gina has been working in health and social care for the past 30 years, starting as a nurse in her native Glasgow, before moving south in 1986 and working across a range of services in both an operational and commissioning role. She has always had a passion in developing projects and services which recognise the rights and needs of people with disabilities and which seek to make a real, positive difference in their lives.
Tel: 01753 747358
Jason Gregory, Head of Development and Performance
Jason joined us in May 2012 as Interim Regional Manager and is really excited about the opportunities to develop our services, particularly our care attendant schemes (CAS) and making our telecare offer an integral part of our care service.
His responsibilities include strategic leadership of our Hampshire services – CAS Petersfield, Portsmouth Supported Living, Lifelink and our new Winchester Extra Care Service, as well as CAS Berkshire.
A relatively recent convert to the social care world, Jason's background is mainly commercial beginning his working life as an investment banker and subsequently spending several years in retail operations for organisations such as Pizza Hut and JD Wetherspoons.
There came a point in his life when pizza – although very tasty - just wasn't enough so he joined Turning Point as Regional Manager for learning disabilities services and was Assistant Director for Substance Misuse and Young People's services.
Jason loves working in social care, and feels privileged to come to work and contribute to providing quality services for the people we support.
Tel: 01753 747368
Support for people with autism
At Radian Support we believe that each person is unique. So we will spend time with you to understand how Autism affects you and how we can work with you to achieve what's important to you in your life.
We will make sure that people who support you have training on Autism and that they work well with you in the way you want. We will ask you, and those important to you, if your support is working for you and meets your own needs across the Autism spectrum.
Case studies to read or watch:
Understanding individual needs - Ross's story
MARES - how learning to ride has helped Adam and Ross
Everyone is different but some important ways we can support you are:
- Home – developing a structure and routine that helps makes sense of your environment and feels comfortable
- Out and About – managing and responding in social situations, understanding and managing social rules such as waiting
- Other people – thinking about other people's points of view, helpful behaviour in relationships
- Communication – developing more effective communication and understanding how you and other people communicate
- Your senses – experiencing and understanding the world through the senses. You may experience greater or reduced sensory awareness
- For a few hours a week or for 24 hours a day
We will agree your support with you in the way that works best for you. This could be directly with you, your family or advocates through your individual budget, independent living fund and direct payment. We can also agree your support directly with your family if they act as your appointee and support brokers. We can agree your support with your local authority.
Information sheets to download:
Supporting people with learning disabilities
Our approach to personalisation - your life, your choice, your way
Carers Charter: Delivering person-centred, responsive and flexible services
Voluntary Organisations Disability Group - Top Ten tips when choosing a support provider
We've created a list of handy links with the help of the Radian Disability Forum. The links cover many topics from travel to money, health to council information...plus more! Click here to visit the useful links.