Gr8 Support Movement

‘Its not just a ‘resource’. It’s a movement of positive change.’ Paul Richards, CEO at Stay Up Late.

Gr8 Support MOVEMENT

(Scroll down the page to find out how to join the Movement.)


Paradigm founded The Gr8 Support Movement to connect Direct Support Staff who support people with a learning disability and/or autism across the UK. 

This blog tells the story of why The Movement was created: A wish, a growl and a Gr8 Support Movement.

It is the first of its kind. It is values-based, thought-provoking, encouraging and highly interactive. It is a movement for change, with the fundamental aim of inspiring members to:
• Learn and develop so they can be the best they can be
• Take responsibility for their practice and find innovative solutions with those they work with.

It is a pioneering way to offer additional staff benefit supporting the learning and development of Support Workers.

Have a look at these two short clips to get a sense of what The Movement is about!  Gr8 Support I am in! and Gr8 Support means

All members have access to…

• An online space to connect with other Direct Support Staff across the UK
• Monthly Gr8 webinars
• Gr8 debates on cutting-edge issues
• Gr8 Get Together resources to help people meet up
• Signposting to current national practice news
• Annual Voice report for CEOs
• A online library of articles and resource bank
• Gr8 Support phone line 8am -10pm (Mon to Friday)

‘The Gr8 Support Movement is the place to showcase the great work of Support Workers.  A place to meet peers.  A place to share ideas, challenges and successes. We learn so much together!’

(Kate. Gr8 Support Change Maker)




Direct support staff and managers


Direct support staff and managers


Annual membership:

Individual £25 (plus VAT)
Small organisation (1-99 staff) £400 (plus VAT)
Medium organisation (100-999 staff) £800 (plus VAT)
Large organisation (1000 staff+) £1,400 (plus VAT)

To find out more simply fill out the form below and Sally or Jo will be in touch.



Individual Membership

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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.

Lu Dash

Manager, Aldingbourne Trust

Gr8 Support for me represents the cutting edge of our profession. It’s the place we should all aspire to be at in order to give the amazing neurodiverse people we work with the best chance of winning at life. By constantly pushing boundaries and perceptions of what is achievable for the people we work with, we increase their visibility in society which can only be a good thing.

Alex Rowland

Support Worker, ‘Your IT Now’


REACH is one of the pieces of work we are most passionate about at Paradigm as we see the impact it has in organisations, so DO give us a call to find out more or ask questions.

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