Thera is a group of companies that support adults with a learning disability in their own home, at work, in their local community and for short breaks.
Thera began supporting people with a learning disability in 1998. To keep Thera's vision at the heart of what we do, we developed the group structure in 2003. This helps us have local companies providing you with local support.
Having local companies in the Thera Group mean that people with a learning disability can have real control of their local Thera company. They can become Company Members.
It also means that Thera can respond more quickly to what people want and need.
Each company has a local focus across England and Scotland. Find Thera in your area.
Thera companies that provide direct support to people with a learning disability work on a not-for-profit basis.
Thera Trust is the charity that leads the Thera Group. Thera fulfils its charitable objectives both directly and through its local companies.
Thera relies on donations and grants to fund new projects. Find out more about how you can help.
The Thera Trust board is made up of an executive team including someone with a learning disability. There are also voluntary directors on the board from a range of backgrounds and with different experiences.
Each local company that provides direct support has an executive team made up of a managing director and a service quality director, which is a paid role held by a person with a learning disability. There are also voluntary non-executive directors on each board.
Dosh is a specialist not-for-profit company in the Thera Group.
Dosh provides financial advocacy and appointeeship to people with a learning disability. They help people with a learning disability to manage their individual support budgets.
Dosh works across England and Scotland. You do not have to be supported by Thera to be supported by Dosh.
The Quality Company employs people with a learning disability to check the quality of support that the people we support receive.
They make sure that your needs are being met. They provide safeguarding and peace of mind.
The Quality Company is part of the Thera Group. If you are supported by Thera, the quality assessments are included in the price you pay for your support.
The Quality Company also works with other care companies to make sure they are supporting people with a learning disability just as they have promised.