Welcome to Camtrust
Camtrust is a Cambridge-based charity offering education opportunities to adults with disabilities.
Our teaching takes place in a relaxed commercial work-based studio environment. Parallel to the teaching is the development of the students’ own individual life skills and confidence levels, and they are given a comprehensive introduction to life in the workplace.
Camtrust also operates a commercial design and print company in conjunction with its charity status. Profits from its commercial arm are fed directly back into the charitable side of Camtrust.
- During the Autumn term, the students have been concentrating on developing their employability skills, which has included drawing up their own curriculum vitae, using role-play to improve their customer service skills and looking at the various sources available to them for advice on training and employment. Mock interviews, conducted by an independent local business person, for a specific role at Camtrust were arranged for each student, for which they had to prepare intensively by thinking about the type of questions that might be asked and their possible answers, doing research into Camtrust itself and taking into consideration such diverse factors as appropriate dress, language and also body language. All the students found it quite a nerve-racking experience but they certainly all looked extremely smart.
- Christmas saw us all partaking of fish and chips round the table here at Camtrust, a most enjoyable, if somewhat different way to celebrate the festive season.
- The concert by Rex Freeman and his friends raised £240. Thank you to all who took part and to those who supported this highly entertaining musical evening.
- Use our Colour Photocopying service for your printing needs: top quality printing is available at very competitive rates. You will be amazed what we can print: booklet creation through to business cards, 1 to 2 sided copying, reduction or enlarging (max size A3), comb-binding documents.
Next time you want some printing doing, please contact us for a quote. We are committed to being professional and competitive and you will have the benefit of knowing that by using Camtrust you have supported a good cause.
- Camtrust Colour Copier Project - In addition to our everyday expenses, our challenge now is to raise enough funds to be able to employ a member of staff to manage the Camtrust Colour Copier Project. This will involve helping the students to gain work-experience by training them to use the photocopier and supporting them in the development of customer service skills. We aim to increase Camtrust's Social Enterprise income substantially and in this way we are working towards being financially self-sustaining for the future.
- Student news - During the last couple of weeks of the academic year, the students took over the teaching and presented some excellent Powerpoint presentations to the class on a diverse range of topics of their choice. The end-of-term barbecue was followed by the awards ceremony where all the students were presented with their certificates. The new term has started with the return of some students along with our new recruits.
- Many thanks to Julie, Len and Allan for their successful strawberry stalls at local events recently. They raised £650!
- The Jubilee Concert given by the Orlando Singers on 9th June raised £200.
- Camtrust Quiz Night on 11th May raised £192. Thank you to all those who supported this event.
In our news archive you can read past news items about Camtrust.
Links to back issues of Camtrust Contact magazine, containing articles of local interest. The magazine is delivered by hand to all houses in Impington and Histon.