Progress Pathways welcomes Achieve together to its family


A leading provider of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs, Achieve together, has welcomed Progress Pathways to its family, following its acquisition of the Norfolk-based care provider.


With Achieve together’s 25 years of experience in providing specialist support to over 2,000 people in 350 services across England and Wales, Progress Pathways will benefit from the organisations’ high-quality leadership, expertise and resources. Progress Pathways will also benefit from Achieve together’s national presence and regional knowledge, as it already runs 8 services across Norfolk.


Founded in 2008, Progress Pathways’ services include a 7-bed and a 3-bed residential service in the village of Marham and a domiciliary support service for young people and adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs.


Similarly to Achieve together, Progress Pathways’ guiding principle has always been built around the needs of the people it supports, and the acquisition will see both organisations work together to maintain the collective high standards across its services.


The two organisations have been working together, committed to seeing the transition through, to best support the people and staff members within Progress Pathways’ services, despite the current unprecedented circumstances. A collaborative approach has been central to both provider’s approach throughout the pandemic, and this further alignment will allow all services to benefit from Achieve together’s expert leadership and provision.


The latest acquisition consolidates Achieve together’s position as one of the UK’s leading providers of support for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, as it works tirelessly to make a real difference to the lives of the people it supports.


Achieve together CEO, Emma Pearson, said:


“We are really pleased to be welcoming Progress Pathways into the Achieve together family. We both share an outlook of putting the people we support at the heart of what we do, as well as a joint commitment to providing the highest standards of care and support to those we serve.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the new services, as we endeavour to ensure that every person we support has the opportunities they need to reach their full potential.”


Current Progress Pathways Managing Director, Jane Drinnan-Payne, commented:


“I am very happy that the business, and the people for whom we care, are going to be in safe and experienced hands as part of the Achieve together group. The sale of a business like this is not a simple matter, as it’s about the welfare of our residents as well as the business aspects, and I am able to step away from the business confident that the excellent levels of care delivered by its staff will continue.”


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