Leading neurodiversity, mental health and education charity ADHD Foundation has moved into The Women’s Organisation building in Liverpool
ADHD Foundation – the neurodiversity charity – has moved into new premises within The Women’s Organisation building on St James Street, in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
The move sees the Foundation – the leading neurodiversity, mental health and education charity, and largest user-led ADHD agency in Europe – occupy more than 1,000 sq ft of space on the building’s third floor and comes during a period of rapid growth for the organisation.
During 2020, the foundation, which is currently located on Dale Street, created 12 new jobs by the end of the year. These included a digital and special projects manager to support the development of online resources.
In the last year alone, the foundation has invested £140,000 in new technology in order to streamline its systems, make the business more cost efficient, and ensure its services are more accessible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those living in digital poverty.
The foundation’s board has also been transformed to reflect the substantial growth and influence over the past decade. The 16 trustees comprise nationally recognised experts in the field of education, social care and mental health, with experience in digital innovation and influencing public policy within the national political landscape.
Chief executive Dr Tony Lloyd said: “Our greatest strength – apart from the quality of our work and outcomes – has always been our adaptability. We always find new ways around the rocks in the river and carve out new opportunities to make a difference, whether that is through services, social media, or influencing national policy and provision.
“2020 has been no exception, and the foundation continues to be dynamic and enterprising in order to achieve its strategic objectives and best support its service-users now and post-COVID.”
Maggie O’Carroll, chief executive of The Women’s Organisation, added: “The ADHD Foundation is growing its services locally, nationally and internationally. As a social business, it exemplifies what can be achieved through being a mission and values-focused business. Its commitment to service users and their families is outstanding.”