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.
- Student news - the world of work
We are delighted that two of our students have secured employment positions, one in a part-time paid role at Sainsbury's and the other as a volunteer, gaining work experience at the Central Library in Cambridge. They will both carry on studying at Camtrust next year while working.
- Fun and games and BBQs
On Wednesday 26th June Camtrust students got together with the other local social firms for an end of term picnic at Milton Country Park. The students enjoyed meeting each other and playing ball games in the sunshine before having their picnic lunch. The day was finished off with a very energetic game of rounders. The students and staff celebrated the end of this year with a BBQ at Camtrust.
- Strawberries and cream
Julie and her team of helpers have been busy raising money by selling strawberries again at local events.
- Cambridge Beer Festival
Camtrust was chosen this year as the Official Charity of the 40th Cambridge Beer Festival, which took place on Jesus Green from the 20th to 25th of May The great news came out of the blue and we were really delighted to receive recognition for our work in training young adults with disabilities in Cambridge. To be part of the Beer Festival has been a unique chance for a small charity like ours to make people aware of what we do - last year the event attracted more than forty thousand visitors. Camtrust's staff, students and volunteers were there manning a large stall of new and second-hand books and talking to visitors about our charitable work and our Design and Print Social Enterprise. Our great team of volunteers also made bucket collections and sold raffle tickets during the festival and we managed to raise nearly £7000! Our most heartfelt thanks goes to the Cambridge Beer Festival organisers for giving us this opportunity, and to the donors of raffle prizes.
- New iMac for Camtrust
We have recently purchased a new iMac 27 and an Adobe Creative Suite 6 here at Camtrust thanks to the generous contribution of The Rank Foundation. We are all very excited about it as it will enable our Social Enterprise to extend the range of design services it provides and to give even more opportunities to our students in gaining valuable work-experience.
- Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea
On the 13th and 14th of May our students prepared and beautifully decorated nearly one hundred handmade cupcakes and six sponge cakes and opened Camtrust's doors to the community for teas and coffee. The students were busy selling, serving and washing up and there was also a second-hand book stall. Both the events were planned and organised by Camtrust's students as part of their study units about enterprise and serving food and drinks and proved extremely popular. The students decided to use the £180 they earned for Camtrust's end of year barbecue.
- Visit by a Police Community Support Officer and a Magistrate
In March, Tony Martin, a local PCSO Officer and Judy Rowland, a magistrate, came to see us and answered students' questions about their work. Their visit was arranged as part of a study unit on young people, law and order, and both Tony and Judy were welcomed with enthusiasm and interest by the students.
- Open Day
On the 27th of February we welcomed visitors and prospective students here at Camtrust. The Open Day was very successful and the students had the chance to show their work. There was a lot of interest about the exciting new courses on offer and, as a result, some new learners will join us in September.
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.