Welcome to Camtrust
Camtrust is a Cambridge-based charity, specialising in lifelong learning for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.
It also provides work experience within the local community and through its design and print social enterprise.
Our aim is to encourage independence, social interaction, build the students' confidence and well-being in an inclusive and supportive environment.
If you require information about our design and print services, please click here.
- Magazine Project [November 2014]
The students have produced their first edition of 'Camtrust News' (see on left to download), it is an exciting new project is harnessing all their communication and IT skills.
- The Open Day has happened! [November 2014]
Camtrust's Open Day was a great success, people came in a continuous stream from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. It was nice to see a mix of old friends and new faces. Thanks to Steve and his Cam Cooks for the lovely cakes, and to John and Rosemary for the foot tapping music.
- Open Day [October 2014]
Come to our Open Day on Tuesday 11th November. Drop in any time between 10.30am and 6.30pm for coffee,cake and live music. See our new kitchen and find out about the exciting new Magazine Project. There will be presentation of last year's students certificates at 11.30 am. We look forward to seeing you all.
- Waitrose [October 2014]
Following on from being chosen as one of Waitrose's charities of the month in August, we have now recieved a cheque for £270 from the company. Many thanks for this donation which is going towards purchasing equipment for our new training kitchen.
- South Cambridgeshire District Council Disability Day [October 2014]
Camtrust will have a stand (no.7) at the above event taking place in the Council Chambers at SCDC in Cambourne on Friday 31st October 10am-4pm. Please come and visit us!
- New Student Programme [October 2014]
Camtrust's dynamic new programme of activities focussing on independent living and work skills is now well underway with our new cohort of students settled and working hard, as well as thoroughly enjoying themselves.
We are also enjoying helping out at Histon Methodist Church café on a Wednesday as part of our independent work skills' programme.
‘Working at the café is definitely fun as the people we work with are a lovely bunch’ - Martin
- New Kitchen [October 2014]
With our brand new kitchen up and running, as you can see from the gallery of photos, we are full-on with safe food preparation, handling and cooking.
Great fun was had participating in the 'perfect' Boiled Egg Challenge -stiff competition, strict judging and ultimately a well deserved winner - Neil - Well done!
‘The Boiled Egg Challenge was eggcellent and was no yolk!’ - Jeff
- Donations - thank you! [August 2014]
Over the last month we have received donations from local Cambridge churches as well as the Forbes Charitable Foundation (£2,000 towards the kitchen refurbishment) and local company GE Energy Management in Histon. GE have very kindly donated to Camtrust the proceeds from their annual 5-a-side charity football tournament. Many thanks to all concerned. We are always extremely grateful for these contributions to the work of the charity.
- New kitchen at Camtrust [July 2014]
Camtrust is having a new kitchen fitted in August. It will feature lowered worktops and will be fully accessible, even for those in a wheelchair. We are looking forward to it as it will enable us to offer cookery based activities at Camtrust, in a dedicated environment.
Come and visit us to see it in operation in September!
- Camtrust wins Best Decorated Stall at Ely's Aquafest [July 2014]
Our students have worked very hard to plan and design the Tour de France themed decorations for our stall at Ely's Aquafest. Their efforts have been rewarded by winning Best Decorated Stall on the 6th of July. We have been present with a Camtrust stall also at Histon Feast, Arbury Carnival and Chesterton Festival this summer. We would like to thank all the people that have supported us during these events but also those that have stopped for a chat and to enquire about our charitable work. Thank you!
- 100% Success at Camtrust [July 2014]
Another great year here at Camtrust with all of our students achieving the qualification they were studying for. A heartfelt thank you to all the staff for supporting the students during the academic year, and congratulations to our students for all their hard work!
- Camtrust students get a clean bill of health [June 2014]
In June we had a visit from a local GP who brought with her much of the equipment that she uses on a daily basis in her surgery. The students, therefore, were able to listen to each other's heart beats, take each other's temperatures, blood pressure, test their reflexes and, with thanks to some intrepid volunteers, even urine was checked. The students turned out to be quite a healthy lot!
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, produced by the staff of Camtrust between June 2008 and July 2010, was delivered by hand to all houses in Impington and Histon.