About Lisieux Trust
It is estimated that around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. We see that as 1.5 million reasons as to why we should play our part in creating an accepting and accessible society for people with a learning disability, autism, or both.
Lisieux Trust is a Trustee-governed registered charity, dedicated to enriching the lives of learning disabled adults and adults on the autism spectrum. Although our services predominantly include residential and supported living care and accommodation, we provide so much more than a home for our people. We champion the idea of people with learning disabilities and people on the autism spectrum living meaningful lives, so we do everything we can to help them claim their future and independence.
With 11 homes situated across Northeast Birmingham – including Sutton Coldfield – we encourage the people we support to create lives, full of the things that they love and enjoy. To make this happen we work with each of our residents and tenants to understand their needs and wishes, and then we create an individualised support plan for each person, that creates opportunities for them to thrive. On some days, this may mean teaching essential life skills; on others, this includes providing a voice for the community and challenging negative and prejudice views.
Respecting people’s choices is the most important part of what we do. We believe that people with learning disabilities and people on the autism spectrum have the right to live their lives how they want to. The people we support often have lots of involvement from others when making decisions which can mean that their voice gets lost. We work hard to ensure their voice is heard and respected; and that they can lead happy and healthy lives, full of choice. We are there at every turn and obstacle to guide them towards achieving this.
With a team of over 70 support workers led by our managers and senior managers, and governed by a Board of Trustees, we are highly trained and experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism (including Asperger Syndrome), and Downs Syndrome within Birmingham. Many of the people we support also have further needs including cerebral palsy, mental health conditions, reduced mobility and sensory differences. We also have experience in supporting people with a learning disability who develop dementia, and through an infallible commitment to training, we do our best to grow along with the needs of our people, where able.
More about who we are
If you know an adult with a learning disability, or an autistic adult, who may benefit from our services, read more about our referral process.
Want to read about what we’re up to? You can find out more about what’s going on behind the scenes at Lisieux Trust in our news and blogs section
There are a number of ways in which you can get in touch with the Lisieux Trust team. They’d be happy to hear from you!