Bendrigg Trust is one of just a handful of residential outdoor centres in the UK working specifically with groups of disabled and disadvantaged people.
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.
Our vision is for an inclusive society where everyone is equal.
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
SOLUTIONS NOT PROBLEMS
Everyone is different. With a flexible approach, we adapt and encourage everyone to achieve their potential
SAFETY AND RISK BENEFIT
Everyone’s wellbeing is paramount in everything we do and we believe in the benefits of adventure and learning to manage risk.
THE OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT
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.
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.
Established: July 1978
Registered Charity Number: 508450
Board members: 12
Full time staff: 16
Part time staff: 7
Phone number: 01539 723766
Address: Bendrigg Lodge Old Hutton Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0NRView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website