Brathay Trust

Brathay Trust

Charity information

Brathay Trust

Brathay Trust improves outcomes for children and young people, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. We work with them in their local communities and residentially at our training centre in the Lake District. We work with families and parents and also provide professional development for leaders and practitioners in education and children’s services. Our research team provide evaluations of our own programmes and those of third parties, sharing outcomes on issues affecting young people. Our projects enable children and young people to make successful transitions into adulthood, and help them to make positive choices to overcome a variety of issues.

Founded 1946

  • Mission statement

    We recognise that children and young people face many challenges in their day-to-day lives, and we work with some of the most vulnerable, disengaged and ‘hard-to-reach’, to help them to develop the confidence, motivation and skills they need to unlock their potential and lead more fulfilling lives.

    Thousands of young people benefitted from our approach in 2010/11. Each has his or her own story – some of which can be found in the pages of our Annual Review. Many of those who come on our programmes:

    • are struggling with education
    • have been through the youth-offending system, or are affected by offending
    • are not in employment, education or training
    • are in, or have recently left, the care system
    • are themselves young carers.

    Brathay’s integrated community and residential programmes are carefully designed and delivered by our highly qualified and experienced staff, to give young people a meaningful and enduring experience of:

    • breaking negative cycles (offending, antisocial behaviour, etc)
    • the importance of engaging with families and local communities
    • the value of education and/or training
    • personal fulfilment, and how to achieve it.

    Brathay’s objective is to become:
    A leading charity that inspires children and young people to engage positively in their communities.

    Our vision is to show young people that they do have the means to break negative cycles, and give them a glimpse of how it feels to flourish, find fulfilment, and achieve their potential.

  • Overview

    Established: July 1946

    Registered Charity Number: 1021586

    Phone number: 015394 39728

    Address: Brathay Hall Ambleside Cumbria LA22 0HP

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