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Organisation Summary

Business Sector:Social Care

Business Activities:Supported Living and Employment

Business Location:Nationwide

Chief Executive:Steve Scown

Turnover:2017/18 £161,698,000

Employees:6,751 headcount (5,200 FTEs)

Legal structure:Charitable registered society number 31192R


Dimensions provides evidence-based, outcomes-focussed support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. It helps people be actively involved in their communities by offering Supported Living, Outreach (Domiciliary care), Residential Care Homes, Positive Behaviour Support, Housing, Short breaks (respite), Supported Employment and Residential vacancies.

As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits, supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs, Dimensions is driven by its values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything the organisation does, with the aim of enabling every person it supports to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.

E3M Member


Name:Steve Scown

Title :CEO

Steve trained as a learning disability nurse at the high security Rampton Hospital and worked in a number of NHS management positions before joining the voluntary sector in 1993.
Before being appointed as CEO in 2011, Steve led Dimensions’ organisational development work in championing the personalisation agenda. A speaker at UK and international conferences, he co-authored the award-winning books, ‘Making it Personal’ and, more recently, ‘Making it Personal for Everyone’.
He has an MSc in Public Service Administration, and a keen interest in understanding how organisations undertake change and how they contribute beyond their organisational boundaries. He is chair of the Voluntary Organisations for the Disabled Group (VODG).