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Project information

Facilities for the Disabled

Building toilet and shower facilities that are disabled friendly.

Two months to One year depending on volunteers help!

Charity information: Tom Roberts Adventure Centre

Tom Roberts Adventure Centre logo
  • Need


    Our aim is to be inclusive and camping for the disabled is difficult this will allow groups to include those in wheelchairs and those with manourvering problems.


    TRAC will have facilities that will allow groups one less exclusion criteria and add to the possibilities of the groups that can use the centre.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Build the facilities of show and toilets for disabled access.


    » Plumbing, tiling and decorating the area that has been put aside for this purpose.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when the facilities are built and being used.

    Aim 2

    Bring in groups that include those with manourvering problems.


    » Advertise the facilities when they are available.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when groups feel confident in the centre and bring groups without having to consider the logistics of the disabled.

  • Impact


    We will see the success of this project by the numbers increasing at the site and including those in wheelchairs.


    There is only positives by proceeding with this project.


    We have a quarterly newletter that goes out and we give all our supporters updates through this. With a seperate letter to all our financial supporters. We hope to also keep people updated through the website where a copy of the newsletter is available.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £950 Shower Specialist shower
      £323 Lavatory Specialist toilet with necessary fittings
      £821 Decorating Bathroom and Toilet Tiles and Paint
      £1,500 Bed Mobility Bed
      £406 Extra Labour, Door and accessories, Extractor Fan.
  • Background


    This project is within the centre and part of a barn complex convenient for access to other facilities within the centre. Newent is our nearest town on the edge of the Forest of Dean with our nearest town Gloucester but we are not far from Ross-on-Wye and Cheltenham. A very beautiful part of United Kingdom that we would like to share.


    We already have people using the site from a radius of 50 - 60 miles and last year our numbers over the year was 2243 ranging from small groups to huge camps from different groups. The groups bring the youth and children and set them the challenges that was have to offer.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are best to carry out this project as we own the site and have proven we are capable of bringing this project forward by the work that we have already achieved on site. It is worth coming and seeing the achievements and we have a group of volunteers working Tuesdays and Fridays in whatever the weather offers.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Mike Hencher

    Mike is the Chairman of the Trust. He is also a volunteer at the site on a Tuesday and Friday and organising the administration on a Thursday.

    John Ettle

    Company Secretary and Centre Manager. John with his wife lives on site and is one of the hard working volunteers. John does not get paid.

    Des Jackson

    Des is the vice chair to trustees. He is the designated works manager and it is his hard work and encouragement that work is succeeding as it is.

How we would like to see the shower completed

How we would like to see the shower completed