Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust

Charity information

Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust is one of just a handful of residential outdoor centres in the UK specialising in working with disabled and disadvantaged people.
We aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence, build self-confidence and support everyone to reach their full potential.

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    Bendrigg Trust specialises in delivering outdoor adventure courses for disabled and disadvantaged people. We aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the safe provision of adventurous activities.

    Bendrigg was set up in 1978 and runs courses for 3,000 disabled clients every year. We have a small staff and are supported by over 150 volunteers every year. We are one of the very few providers of such specialist facilities in the UK.

    We have 6 core values which run through everything we do. We believe in:

    We listen and empathise; working together to support and value everyone for the part they play

    Everyone is different. With a flexible approach, we adapt and encourage everyone to achieve their potential

    Everyone’s wellbeing is paramount in everything we do and we believe in the benefits of adventure and learning to manage risk.

    We value our natural environment. Together with our visitors, we foster a sense of appreciation and environmental responsibility

    As a specialist centre, we are forward thinking, pioneering and continually developing to ensure we remain a leader in our field

    We believe in the long-term benefits of outdoor learning and the essential part it plays in the growth and development of our visitors.

  • Aims

    Bendrigg Trust aims to:

    • To challenge perceptions of disabled and disadvantaged people through adventurous activities. We aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence.
    • To provide high quality residential and day activity courses to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds so everyone can reach their full potential.
    • To provide training, support and advice to other organisations wishing to become more inclusive and work with disabled people.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 508450

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 16

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 01539 723766

    Address: Bendrigg LodgeOld HuttonKendal, Cumbria LA8 0NR

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  • Driving for Change

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