We began with three staff, Dom, Liz and Jason, in September 2010. As the number of young people increased we expanded to include Denise, Vannessa, Joe, Paul, Rachael, Josh, Nicky, Ben, Sarah, John, Vanessa and Levi. We are all involved in decision making and we share the same philosophy. We are members of Respect4us because firstly we are committed to the principle that every young person is entitled to an education appropriate to their needs. Secondly, we want to be in control of our own workplace and we want to enjoy what we do. Our rates of pay and hours of work are far less important than the achievement of those aims. Respect4us is a great place to work.