Yet don’t just take our word for it take a look at some of our testimonials and reviews from service users and their families
Pathways to Opportunities team put people’s dignity and choice at the heart of all they do. The work with my relative is at times very complex and challenging and we need the right team of people to provide both an excellent and well organised service. To have opportunities for our relative to feel safe, understood and respected. Our relative really struggled to trust any services however Pathways to Opportunities broke down barriers and negative perceptions by providing care and support that has been very person centred, consistency, reliable, inclusive and always with genuine passion for the role. It takes a special kind of someone to care for someone else. I’m pleased to say that all the staff at Pathways to Opportunities have hearts of gold and have gone above and beyond on many occasions. Thank you to all the staff for providing an excellent service and always bringing good energy, pinch of humility and genuine passion for making a difference to other people’s lives they serve. I am very grateful of the kindness, professionalism and care given to my relative. I know this because she is very happy with the service and tells me how much she thinks the team are wonderful.
– Family Member
My daughter is happy at Pathways which is the most important thing, the staff are caring, friendly, approachable and professional. They work hard to make the days varied and fun. They are able to give flexible care hours which makes my life easier. Thank you
Greg is an active young man who loves being outdoors and keeping busy. Pathways have supported him since 2014, and he has a brilliant relationship with Pathways staff. They support him to do things such as going to the gym, swimming, trampolining and using the local bus and tram network. Pathways also provide 24-hour support at home when his mum and dad go abroad to visit his brother. Thank you Pathways!
That was amazing. I have never known my daughter to give anyone a hug before, or even shake hands. You are amazing
Our Daughter Kirsty is very happy at Pathways. The staff give 100% quality care to her needs. They are very enthusiastic with Kirsty, very professional and caring. They always like to see her laughing with the fun loving sense of humor she has. We are extremely lucky to have this great support Pathways give Kirsty and our family.
Awhhhh we love pathways, our girls are amazing, so friendly and professional! We have such a gorgeous team who look after my husband in the morning, absolutely would recommend this company! They are elite at what they do! Can’t praise them enough! Pathways are passionate to your needs – my husband is paralysed and we feel blessed to have them work alongside us.
– Family Member
Pathways have given me amazing support this year enabling me to go on holiday. They stepped in very last minute and my sons were looked after so well. I was able to recharge my batteries knowing my sons were in safe hands, Liam and Dan and very recently Craig are great lads very laid back and extremely caring. My sons have made great friends in them and are always very happy to see the lads when they are either supported at home or taken out in the community. The thing I really like about pathways is the fact the staff want not only the best for the young people but also the parents and carers too. It is extremely hard to put trust in people when they are your kids regardless of their age but pathways are really understanding and are very supportive. Vicki and Aimee are amazing people who have been really great to me and my family. I have made some wonderful friends and most importantly my sons are very happy with the care they receive. Keep up the good work guys you are the best.
Pathways offers people the support to communicate their needs and wishes in a variety of ways. There are plenty of opportunities to communicate and be listened to in fun and creative ways.
– communication Occupational
I have worked alongside the staff at Pathways for a number of years throughout my time as a Learning Disability Nurse in Oldham. In my experience, the support and input that has been provided by Pathways has been invaluable to many service users lives. The team are committed to ensuring that the needs of its service users are met and in helping to improve the overall quality of people’s lives. As a professional working within an MDT supporting individuals with often complex and challenging needs, we value the support and input from Pathways in working collaboratively to help improve and maintain individual’s health and well-being. I have found the staff at Pathways to be extremely personable, responsive and flexible to the needs of its users and would recommend the service to anyone who may be considering their support.
– Learning Disability Nurse
My uncle attends pathways 5 days a week, the support he has is brilliant and the progress he has made since being here is amazing! The staff are great especially Mandy and Tracy who can’t do enough for him and who he has a lovely bond with.
– Person Requiring Support
It was amazing and I love it at Pathways it was more fun and I enjoyed it.
Pathways is a happy place and as a family we feel happy to leave Richard here as we know he is cared for and looked after very well.
– Family Member
“Pathways have continued to support *** throughout the Covid -19 period which has been really beneficial. This due to complexities and presentation of challenging behaviours and his autism specific support needs. This support has enabled to alleviate pressures on the family. Pathways have worked hard to maintain support and a consistent staff team throughout. Had this support not continued *** would have possibly had a crisis situation present within the family home. Potentially leading to a hospital admission. Pathways have closely liaised with myself throughout to ensure that I had the relevant requested information and data to complete assessment work.
– Learning Disability Nurse
I have worked with Pathways in my role as community social worker in a learning disability and autism team for the past two years. During this time, I have sign posted many service users and families to the organisation. The team and I have worked together on many circumstances and with individuals. I have always found the team to be approachable, respectful and working in a person-centred manner to support individuals achieve their goals. Their eye for detail is admirable. I have supported with joint introduction meetings; the service contract and agreements are well explained with a clear open and honest policy. I have received many positive feedbacks from service users and families who felt this was essential in engaging with the service. Pathways work in a way that supports local authorities aims of safeguarding adults at risk of harm and abuse. Pathways are detailed and responsive in responding to concerns by updating and contacting the team. Pathways are responsive and engage extremely well with health and social care interventions and recommendations. This has often evidenced positive outcomes for those we jointly support. Final comments, it has been a pleasure to work alongside a committed, passionate and person-centre team of professionals. Thank you!
– Community Social Worker