The Nelson Trust

The Nelson Trust

Charity information

The Nelson Trust

Our approach is trauma informed, relational and
oriented to lifelong recovery. In addition to treatment, we provide education, training and employment services, resettlement housing, and support for the recovery community. We also provide a range of services in Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire and Avon & Somerset from our Women’s Community Centres. We work with justice involved women, women with mental health issues, survivors of violence, abuse, and women experiencing complex disadvantage.

Founded 1985

  • Mission statement

    To be a centre of excellence bringing belief, hope and long term recovery to lives affected by drug and alcohol dependencies and entrenched criminal activity. We strive to enable every individual to recover and thrive in their communities.
    We believe in the possibility of change and that with the right support, understanding and empowerment, individuals can achieve their full potential.

  • Aims

    The Nelson Trust aims to:

    • To enable the access of free-of-charge services to women in the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and soon Somerset areas through our Women's Centres. These centres offer specialist advice and resources.
    • To support clients to leave our residential rehabilitation service in a planned way that ensures success. This includes employment, accommodation, and finding fulfilling, beneficial interests/hobbies
    • To provide an integrative care programme that utilises trauma and gender informed approaches to support clients undergoing residential rehabilitation. This ensures a welcoming, safe recovery setting.
    • To support clients and the wider recovery community of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire by providing venues and opportunities to undertake volunteering and work experience. Offer accredited job training
    • To enhance our family focus through specialist outreach services including an integrated family support worker, a specialist child exploitation worker, and the development of Re-Unite Gloucestershire.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1985

    Registered Charity Number: 1056672

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 77

    Part time staff: 17

    Volunteers: 46

    Phone number: 01453 732071

    Address: Administration Office, Port Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QJ

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  • Somerset Women's Centre

    To support women who have been in contact with the criminal justice system or are at risk ... More