Welcome to Paradigm
“Don’t ever call us unskilled again!”
Learning from the experience of Support Workers during Covid-19
“A visceral report which doesn’t pull any punches. A hidden workforce speaks out. Support Workers we salute you.” Sue Livett, CEO of The Aldingbourne Trust
“Don’t ever call us ‘unskilled’ again” is a report that brings you the voices of 118 Support Workers (supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism) from across the UK.
The report captures their experiences, thoughts, ideas and learning during the pandemic and shares them with the nation. It’s time to value the skills of Support Workers!
Being creative in the support we give, the training we design and how we communicate is essential. It’s what engages people and helps us give people that fire in the belly to give Gr8 Support!
Click To See Our #Gr8Support Stories
Events and Training
Creative training and workshops can inspire us in the way we work and what we see as possible. Take a peek here to find out about the range of training and workshops we deliver.
Our 9 REACH Standards will help you support people with fresh eyes and passion. Recommended by CQC, click here to find out more…
Gr8 Support Movement
The Gr8 Support Movement connects Supporters across the country to inspire and give Gr8 Support. It’s is a pioneering movement that is values-based, thought-provoking, encouraging and highly interactive.
Hello! We’re Paradigm
At Paradigm we love working with people across the country to inspire action and responsibility in giving Gr8 Support. It’s all about people’s right to good ordinary lives. We can inspire and equip your staff team through: our exciting range of training courses; through the CQC recommended REACH Standards that challenge us to aspire to the true principles of Support for Living; or by connecting with other Supporters across the country through The Gr8 Support Movement. Take a look around our website and let us know what we can do for you…
What makes Gr8 Support stand out for me is that its about support workers and is driven by what’s important to support workers. I am thoroughly inspired by some of the posts that are shared here.
"The course was mind-blowing, inspiring, nurturing, challenging, emotional, motivating and rewarding (to name just a few things)."
"Thank you for sending the new REACH materials. They are excellent and I particularly appreciated the emphasis on the idea that we are talking about a process rather than an event; a conversation rather than a checklist."
Peter, Operations Manager Bristol
The leadership team were so anxious about hearing the initial report following the Service review. It was challenging. However, the style of the report and the skillful facilitation by Owen actually made it a really positive team building experience leading to real chang.e”
Mark, Senior Manager – Wales
We’d love to hear from you, so do get in contact and let us know what can do for you.