Choice Support is a national charity, formed in 1984, supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs.
In 2019 we doubled in size when we merged with MCCH. Both organisations were part of the movement in the late 1980s to support people out of institutions, to re-connect with families and build new lives in the places they once lived.
These were big, bold, and brave steps back then and Choice Support stands firmly on these foundations. Our values haven’t changed over the years. We are still ambitious, continuing to take bold steps forward to promote the rights of people we support. We value people for who they are, and we expect everyone we support to be respected in society.
We employ around 2,800 staff to support about 1,500 people to live the life they choose. The name Choice Support accurately describes what we do. We provide support to individuals based on their own choice and don’t define people by their support needs or the name of a model of service.
We are regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) We also work with the CQC to employ Experts by Experience, to help inspect services across England.
Want to join our team in Milton Keynes? Do you share our values? Help us improve the lives of disabled people. You don’t need previous experience or qualifications. We’ll provide on-the-job training.
Our commitment to diversity:
We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and taking action to address inequality. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who is from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, anyone who considers themselves to have a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Choice Support is Disability Confident which is a scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment, we operate a Guaranteed Interview. Scheme – all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.
Choice Support offers all our staff and volunteers’ opportunities to embrace our values and purpose, and bring these to life when working with us. Our purpose is to create opportunities for people to be happy. Our values underpin what we do and help us to be the best we can be. They provide us with strong foundations and are reflected in our policies and procedures and comprehensive training to better support people.
Our values are:
We care about people and stand up for what is right.
We are open and honest and value people for who they are.
We listen, we work together, and we continue to improve.
We are experts at what we do and make good ideas happen.