The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.
Founded in 1907 by the Lord Mayor of London, Treloar’s is a registered charity with a turnover of around £24 million. Most of our income comes from fees paid by local authorities or by private funding but we also need to fundraise approximately £2 million every year to provide additional therapies, support and equipment to keep Treloar’s at the forefront of education and services for physically disabled people.
Our purpose, as set out in the objects clause contained in our Articles of Association, is: “To promote the relief of persons with disabilities (whether physical or otherwise) (“Beneficiaries”) and in particular but without limitation by any or all of the following:
- The promotion, provision and maintenance of schools, colleges and other educational establishments;
- The promotion and provision of care, therapy, treatment and counselling to Beneficiaries;
- The promotion of employment of Beneficiaries whether by way of the creation and operation of workshops and facilities or otherwise; and
- The improvement of knowledge, understanding and awareness of the public into the conditions of life and needs of Beneficiaries and in particular but without limitation by the promotion of research and the publication of the useful results of such research.”
Treloar School and Treloar College are run by the Trust. They are comprised of a non-maintained Nursery (2-5 years), School (4-18 years) and College (16 to 25 years). In School we challenge young people and nurture their abilities to prepare them for the next stage in their lives, our aim being that every student leaves having achieved at least one nationally recognised qualification. In College, our aim is to enable all learners to achieve their long-term goals of a more independent life and make a meaningful contribution to their community, including higher education and employment.
The Trust also offers a range of Outreach Services to the wider disabled community and lets campus facilities to local sports and activity groups and for residential stays.
A world where physically disabled young people take control of their lives and achieve their aspirations
To enable physically disabled young people to achieve their aspirations by:
- Providing personalised learning, therapy and care
- Supporting transition into adulthood
- Promoting independence and inclusion
We are Inclusive
Everyone – regardless of physical ability, where they live or socioeconomic background – should have the opportunity to take part in life. We treat our Beneficiaries with the same dignity as their non-disabled peers and work to remove barriers in their way.
Our students and Beneficiaries are always at the centre of everything we do. Before we make decisions, we ask, “How will our students and Beneficiaries benefit from this?”
We act with Integrity and Respect
Physically disabled young people should be free to direct their own lives. We listen to young people’s views and support them to make age-appropriate choices about their daily life and informed choices about their future.
We celebrate and promote diversity, value and support each other, and treat everyone with mutual respect. We support a culture of openness, honesty and transparency, where the safeguarding of our students and wellbeing of our staff is paramount.
We strive for Excellence
Physically disabled young people and their families deserve outstanding care and support. We work to make sure all our services are excellent and actively challenge each other to ensure continuous quality improvement.
We continually innovate to ensure that our Beneficiaries receive the cutting-edge, excellent support they deserve.