United Response is committed to improving the lives of the people we support. We do this through recruiting incredible people to provide high-quality, tailored support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia, autism and Asperger’s.

We also campaign on issues which affect the people we support, like housing, the right to work, and the right to be involved in decisions which affect their lives in local and national politics.

Our memberships

We hold membership to a range of different groups whose values and aims we share. By joining together with other organisations on important issues, we can magnify our impact and make sure the voices of the people we support are heard.

Association for Real Change (ARC) logo

ARC unites organisations who are committed to supporting people with a learning disability to live inclusive, active and purposeful lives through high-quality, person-centred services.

British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) logo

BASE is the national trade association for the supported employment sector. It brings together organisations which provide support for people with disabilities who want to get into work.

BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, helping to develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support.

Care and Support Alliance logo

The Care and Support Alliance has over 80 member organisations. Together, we campaign alongside the millions of disabled people and their carers who deserve decent care.

The Council for Disabled Children are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

Dementia Action Alliance logo

As part of the Dementia Action Alliance we take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and reduce the risk of costly crisis intervention.

Disability Benefits Consortium logo

The DBC is a coalition of over 60 charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system that does not discriminate against people with disabilities.

We are signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code. This means that we're one of a group of organisations who have pledged our commitment to fundamental practices and behaviour, and to be transparent about how we operate. 

Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) logo

ERSA is the representative body for the employment support sector. We share a simple goal with our fellow members: to help people gain sustainable employment and progress into work.

Funding Central lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities for voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises registered in England.

Housing & Support Alliance logo

The H&SA unites organisations who want to create more choice and control for people with learning disabilities over where they live and how they are supported.

The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising whose mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education.

Learning Disability logo

Learning Disability England brings together organisations and individuals to defend the rights of people with learning disabilities and their families.

Learning Disability Voices logo

Learning Disability Voices is a group of learning disability support providers including charities, not for profit organisations and private companies. We work together to push for crucial policy changes to ensure a properly funded, sustainable future for quality learning disability care.

Mental Health Alliance website

The Mental Health Alliance are a core member of this coalition of organisations who share a common goal: to achieve the fair implementation of the Mental Health Act in England and Wales.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) logo

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England.

The PBS Academy is a collective who are working together to promote Positive Behavioural Support as a framework for working with children and adults with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges.

Sitra logo

As part of Sitra we work towards a safer, fairer supported housing sector. 

The Social Care Commitment is the adult social care sector's promise to provide people who need care and support with high quality services.

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

The VODG is a grouping of over 80 voluntary sector organisations providing social care support services.

Our accreditations

Great support depends on great support staff. United Response employs over 3,500 people across England and Wales, and we are committed to providing them with all the support, training and understanding they need to be truly great at their jobs.

Our accreditations demonstrate our dedication to recruiting a diverse workforce and developing them to be the very best they can be.

CHAS aims to improve health and safety standards across Great Britain, and to reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.

Investors in people bronze

Investors in People helps organisations with business growth and improvement. 

The matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

Positive about disabled people two ticks employer

This ‘Positive about disabled people’ symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.

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The Skills Funding Agency fund skills training for further education (FE) in England. They support over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with £3.2 billion of funding each year.

The Challenging Behaviour - National Strategy Group (CB-NSG) is motivated to drive change forward to make a real difference to the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging.

The UK Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Competence Framework provides a detailed framework of the things that you need to know and the things that you need to do when delivering best practice PBS to people with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges.