Linkage is a registered charity which provides a high standard of care, specialist further education and employment services to enable people with learning disabilities to realise their full potential.
Linkage was established in 1976 and owes its origins to the recognition that, for many people with varying degrees of learning difficulty, there is a shortage of appropriate support for them to lead creative and purposeful lives in the community.
The students and clients of Linkage
The students and clients of Linkage are people with varying degrees of learning disability, from moderate to severe, including Down’s syndrome, Autism, Asperger syndrome, Williams syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, speech and language difficulties, visual impairment, hearing impairment, epilepsy or physical disabilities.
Our Vision is that:
People with learning difficulties and disabilities have opportunities and choice and are supported to achieve their aspirations.
We work to achieve this Vision by making it our Mission to:
Provide person centred services that enable individuals to develop skills and behaviours to live independent lives.
Success is important to us and so too is the way in which we achieve it. Our core services are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to the following values:
- Independence – We will support and encourage individuals to make decisions about their own lives and the freedom to live the life they choosen based on their talents and abilities.
- Respect – We will respect and value the views, ideas, feelings and opinions of everyone we deal with.
- Honesty – We will be honest, open and transparent in our dealings.
- Teamwork – We will work together collaboratively, as one Linkage, to achieve common goals and engage with partners to deliver more services to more people.