Congratulations to our further NLD&A Awards shortlisted finalists!

We are thrilled that we have been shortlisted in the following categories, Employer Award, Great Autism Award and The Sporting Chance Award. A huge well done to everybody!

Meet more of our finalists…


1. The Employer Award

Here at Achieve together, we put those we support, and our dedicated 6,000 strong team, at the heart of everything we do. Recognition of, and engagement with, every single team member enables us to support people to live happy, healthy, and meaningful lives. Reflective of this values-driven and team-centric approach.

At Achieve together, we’re focused on nurturing talents, and we’re on a mission to take up a leading role in “inspiring a generation” to join, and achieve, long and fulfilling careers within the sector. We’re committed to attracting “values-driven talent” because we know we can help develop skills with the right training. We have created clear, consistent career pathways which provide unlimited opportunities for team members, whilst always encouraging one of our core values of “having fun”.

2. Great Autism Award

Ty Nant

Ty Nant is a specialist service of eight self-contained flats, which supports individuals with autism and challenging behaviours. Its strength lies in its employees and the excellent structures in place.

The manager of the service, Sara Robinson, is pivotal to the service’s success. Her relaxed, risk-averse management style fills everyone with confidence, allowing them to grow and progress.

Sara leads an immensely proactive team, who take stock daily of how individuals are managing and regularly amend support plans to ensure they always suit those being supported.

The success stories of individuals at the service best illustrate the exemplary support on offer. One person was moved from a small, supported living service when he requested more independence. Initially, he had few life skills and was a risk to himself living alone. Employees at Ty Nant gently adjusted him and he is now very happy in his flat.

Campaign 4 Change is a self-advocacy group based in England and Wales, committed to campaigning for greater equity for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

3. The Sporting Chance Award

Stephen is autistic and lives in a supported living service in Croydon, where team members have assisted him in pursuing his goal of helping others with their health.

Stephen is a true sports champion. His ability to succeed in everything he puts his mind to led him to complete his FA Level One Sports Coaching qualification with Tottenham Hotspur.

Stephen’s been working with the self and peer advocacy group Campaign 4 Change, to develop opportunities for others with learning and physical disabilities to motivate them to improve their health and fitness, while affording them the opportunity to be social.

While Stephen experiences significant social anxieties, he has shown great perseverance in the face of different obstacles. He has developed his confidence and self-esteem throughout his time coaching and now encourages his peers to do the same.

Congratulations to you all.

Find out more

For more information on our other shortlisted finalists, please visit here.