United Response is a national charity that works with people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to live in the community - including some of the most vulnerable people in our society. We provide everything from 24 hour care to a few hours of support a week. Our support is always designed around each person's needs and preferences because we know one size does not fit all.
We are a top 100 charity, supporting more than 1,500 people throughout the UK at any one time. We employ more than 2,000 staff.
Our mission is to support people with learning disabilities or mental health needs to take control of their lives. We design our care and support around each person and work with them to achieve real inclusion, independence and citizenship for all.
We are working towards a society where people with learning and physical disabilities or mental health needs are treated equally and have access to the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
United Response was founded in 1973 by chief executive Su Sayer and started as one service in West Sussex, set up as a residential service for people with learning disabilities in the area. It was this success that led to the creation of more local community based services across England and the growth of United Response.
Our mission is to enable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take control of their lives.
Our vision is a society where disabled people are equal participants and have access to the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
Annual Review and Impact Report 2007
In 2008 United Response enters its 35th anniversary year. From tiny beginnings with just one house in West Sussex, we now support around 1,500 people across the country. But despite this growth, our focus has not changed - we continue to innovate and to push the agenda to make life better for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
After 40 years of leading United Response, founding the charity and steering it from modest beginnings into an award-winning top 100 charity, Su Sayer CBE has decided the time is right to step down.
United Response: People with learning disabilities speak out on Government plans for social care in new report
In a new report published today (5th November) people with learning disabilities give their opinion on the Government’s plans for social care and discuss how their lives will be affected by the proposals.
The national disability charity, United Response, is launching a new version of its website today. Created in full easy read, with video translation on each page, United Response has set out to deliver a website, which is accessible to as many people with learning disabilities as possible.
The national disability charity, United Response, has been nominated to participate in a new innovative giving programme run by Nesta and funded by the Cabinet Office.
Over the last few days, the media has been dominated by coverage of the long awaited draft social care bill. It is perhaps unsurprising therefore that an announcement by the Home Office yesterday of a new fund to support disabled people who wish to stand for elected office appears to have missed the news agenda.