Affinity Trust supports people with learning disabilities across the UK. The charity was established in 1991 and helps individuals lead the lives they want to, as independently as possible.

Many children and young people with learning disabilities are moved out of their own homes into residential placements, resulting in poorer outcomes. Affinity Trust was selected to deliver a Positive Behavioural Support programme in Bradford for children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours who are at risk of entering residential care.

The PBS programme is run in the child’s home. It builds up a young person’s skills and aims to reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behaviours. Affinity Trust also works with families to help them understand and cope with their child’s behaviour. The programme improves the quality of life for a child and their parents.