Who we are
Ategi has been supporting and empowering people through our services to achieve positive changes in their lives for nearly 30 years. We pride ourselves on being a friendly charity with a reputation for offering excellent quality support. We have a committed team of staff, trustees, volunteers and a network of amazing independent Shared Lives carers as well as the many people Ategi supports.
We are passionate about the development of our dedicated staff and Shared Lives carers, and, through careful recruitment and training, we ensure that our values and approach is embedded in all the support we provide.
Giving with purpose, bid on a Cardiff Devils' signed ice-hockey stick
Thanks to the generosity of 7-year-old ice-hockey enthusiast Thomas Gallienne and his mum Sarah, (who also happens to work for Ategi) we are running our first-ever charity auction featuring a Cardiff Devils signed ice-hockey stick!
Reflecting with The Mayday Trust
How do we support people? What do we offer? How do we offer it? What does successful support look like? To answer these questions Ategi have started a collaboration with the MayDay Trust. This is the first of a series of blogs that we’ll be sharing where we explore this collaboration and our process.
Read the blog to find out more.
We are recruiting volunteers for our Support Circles project
Support Circles are recruiting! We're looking for our first Volunteer Facilitator - This person will help facilitate our first volunteer circle with people with learning disabilities & our first group of Peer Support Volunteers (6-8) - For our first circle, these peer support volunteers will be adults with learning disabilities who are able to join a weekly group in Pontypridd.
They will build on their own strengths and work together towards shared goals, developing skills and confidence and enhancing their wellbeing.
Ategi launches new volunteering project: Support Circles
Ategi has been awarded funding to start a 1-2 year project, called Support Circles. The idea behind the project is to provide a space where adults with additional needs provide peer-support to each other, to learn new skills and gain valuable experiences and confidence.
The power of personalised care when exploring the connection between learning disabilities and mental ill health
This mental health awareness week, we wanted to bring awareness to the link between learning disabilities and mental ill health, whilst exploring the positive impact a personalised care package can have on individuals needing support.
The Ategi People newsletter
Welcome to the Ategi People newsletter! We wanted to create a newsletter that's especially for our Shared Lives carers and the people we support. If you'd like a broader view of Ategi, with insights into the world of social care, check out our quarterly Ategi Persepective's newsletter.
Why choose a career in social care?
Are you looking to change your career? When choosing a career path, there are lots of things to consider when finding the right role for you. In this article we paint some of the incredible reasons why a career in social care is not only rewarding, but benefits your wellbeing as well.
Ategi CEO responds to Government's proposed 'Next Steps to Support Social Care'
Kate Allen, Ategi CEO, responds to Governments proposed next steps to support social care.
"I think we all agree with the Minister of State for Social Care, Helen Whately MP, who acknowledged yesterday that adult social care has not had the attention, resource or support from government that it deserves. However, to the statement that social care is being reformed, I am yet to be persuaded."
Find out what Kate has to say...
The importance of understanding autistic people to better support them
To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, Kate Allen has written this blog where she shares her experiences of people with autism and explores ways we can better support people with autism through understanding.
The benefits of flexible working and why Ategi is a great place to work
Post-pandemic a light has been shone on how employees and employers could navigate a move to different types of working with a focus on well-being and ensuring a positive work-life balance. Read about Ategi's flexible working policies and our new 9-day working fortnight.
Ategi's February newsletter
Check out the latest installment of the Ategi newsletter. Hear from Kate Allen, Ategi's CEO, Shared Lives Plus gives advice on filling in your tax return and a request for your unwanted Christmas presents in Ategi updates; did you miss Interfaith Harmony Week? We'll catch you up on this and other shared moments from across our services...
Ategi pleased to be supporting people at Tŷ Cornel to live their best lives
Ategi is delighted to share that from 16th February, we will be providing support to people living at Tŷ Cornel in Cardiff. Tŷ Cornel is a supported accommodation service especially for who have a history of homelessness, alongside other support needs such as substance misuse and complex health and social support needs.
World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023
This week is World Interfaith Harmony Week, to mark the occaision, we wanted to celebrate the diversity of faiths we have in Ategi and asked our Shared Lives carers, the people we support and our staff to share with us why their faith is important to them.
Could a little money make you happier?
We are delighted to announce the official launch of the Ategi Wellbeing Fund thanks to the generous support of individuals and businesses over the last three months. The Ategi Wellbeing Fund will provide small grants up to £150 to help people Ategi supports improve their wellbeing that they otherwise might not be able to afford.
Could the fund support you? Or are you interested in donating to the fund? Find out more here.
Ategi recieves generous donation at festive get together
Ategi's festive get togethers were a great chance to meet and catch up with Shared Lives carers, people we support and Ategi staff. This year Ategi raised money through raffles at the events and a generous donation from John Lewis & Waitrose!
Ategi goes to Brussels to deliver a workshop and support the release of new Ukraine film
This week saw the EASPD release documentary film, “Ukraine-Paused Reforms”. EASPD invited Ategi to host a workshop on the power of a co-production approach to filmmaking with people with disabilities at their office in Brussels.
Ategi's October newsletter
We've got lots of exciting Ategi updates to share with you, like Ategi's new Welsh group and the release of our new annual report. We've also got great stories from across our services - you can read about Alana who has been awarded her Duke of Edinburgh Gold, you can find out why horses are so important to Sarah and lots more shared moments.
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At Ategi, we support each person as an individual, enabling them to develop their skills and confidence and increase their independence. Take a look at the services we offer.
Shared Lives is a bit like foster care - but for adults. Shared Lives provides tailored support to those who need this, in a family home. Shared Lives carers support adults with support needs to achieve their goals, and live the way they want to live. Shared Lives support could be during the day, for a short break or the person being supported could even move in, it's flexible.
Could you become a Shared Lives carer?
Are you a caring person looking for more than just a job? You could become an Ategi Shared Lives carer.
Maybe you're already a carer for a family member, or you might already have care experience, or just a passion for social care and a willingness to learn.
Join our team of support workers
Our support workers support people in their homes and their community, and work on a variety of shift patterns and hours. They make a huge difference in helping people take control and live their lives and are rewarded by what they achieve as well as our great pay and benefits.
By supporting us you can help people live independently