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About Us

Brandon Trust is one of the most innovative charities currently supporting people with learning disabilities in the UK. Formed in 1994, in Bristol, by the merger of the Buttress Trust with the South Avon Housing Association, Brandon Trust started with just 25 people. Today the charity has approximately 1,500 employees but we always stay local to wherever we work, developing genuine community inclusion.

You will find us in Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and of course, still in Bristol. In November 2012 Brandon Trust comes to The Capital; putting our name on the map of South London – Wandsworth, Southwark, Battersea, Sutton & Merton, and Croydon.

Brandon Trust champions Personalisation, providing services designed around individual needs: from living solutions (residential care, supported living, tenancy support and others) to vocational courses, from community and leisure access to employment training and support. We also have a wealth of experience in working with people with complex needs whose behaviour sometimes challenges the environment in which they live, or with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Brandon Trust works with a variety of partners to create innovative and person-centred support solutions for people with learning disabilities and autism, involving family, carers, purchasers and other providers in the design of the support provision.

Lucy at Brandon's Eden Conference

As a charity we have a substantial national profile: Lucy Hurst-Brown (Chief Executive) is a trustee of the UK Voluntary Organisations Disability's Group (VODG).  Brandon Trust people regularly contribute to radio and television. We are featured in Social Care publications such as Community Care and Learning Disability Today. Our expertise is sought by key agencies: we have contributed to a Joint House of Commons, House of Lords Committee Report on Human Rights and Learning Disabilities, facilitated workshops and keynote speeches across the country. We have received national awards, including the Third Sector Innovation Award to fund a ground breaking Assistive Technology project. We are champions of Individual Budgets.  Brandon Trust contributed to the Valuing People Now report and are participants in the Campaign For A Fair Society.

Brandon Trust is a registered charity, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-101639606). For more information, visit the Care Quality Commission website.


Registered Charity Number: 801571 | VAT Registered Number: 108262925
Company Registered in England and Wales: 2365487