Who we are
Aurora Nexus is charity supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism based in South East London, and is a registered provider with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
We are committed to supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to maximise their independence.
The creation of Aurora Nexus came about in November 2021, with the merger of Lewisham Nexus Service and Aurora Options. Both charities have been supporting people since 1993 and, with similar values and vision, it was felt to be the perfect partnering.
A history of the two organisations can be found HERE.
We believe that increasing the choice and control people have over their own lives enhances their dignity and freedom and will enhance and protect the quality of their lives. A key element of having a good life is choice and control. Clear and timely information is required for an individual to have either. To help us listen carefully to people, we use a range of tools and methods of communication.
We have particular strengths and experience in supporting people with autism and people who may challenge services due to the complexity of their support needs
We promote the use of total communication environments as part of our support packages. The organisation's values are clearly aligned to a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach and our frontline managers and team leaders have undertaken the PBS Coaching programme to further ensure PBS is embedded in our organisation's culture.
We work alongside a range of local organisations to ensure that we are encouraging people we support to be part of their local communities, outside of traditional learning disability groups.
The support we provide depends on what people need and want. We provide 24-hour support, seven days a week for people with complex needs.
We can provide support for people living in their own home or with families for just a few hours a week or longer, to get involved in their local communities, access education and work opportunities or support with health and leisure.
Please find up-to-date copies of our annual reports below.