Set up in 1993 – the main objective of Camtrust is to offer training for adults with learning disabilities. We give our students better opportunities when it comes to living independently and gaining employment, whether it is paid or voluntary. Students are aged from 18 years upwards and the courses are open to all.
Camtrust is unique, with the programme carried out within a commercial print and design environment. It is a very happy and relaxed atmosphere where the students can make friends and develop many skills.
The commercial activity complements the programme as each student is encouraged to actively engage in customer service, giving them valuable hands-on experience, and at the same time building their confidence and self-esteem and developing necessary life-skills.
Camtrust is community-driven and has a partnership with the local community café to offer work experience to its students. Its design and print studio also offers quality services at not-for-profit prices to local groups, charities and small businesses. Apart from the modest revenue from the print and design studio, Camtrust is self-financing, having to raise the funds for all running costs. We rely on local fundraising and grants to cover these.
The trustees are working to increase the level of income to be able to provide for the current and the future needs of Camtrust. They would be very pleased to hear from anyone interested in helping in this area, or in becoming a trustee.
To find out more about how you can help Camtrust to provide these opportunities for the future, see Get Involved.
Camtrust has been operating since 1993. To read about how it started and the ups and downs along the way click here.
FOR LIVES LESS ORDINARY
Volunteering, Fundraising, becoming a Friend of Camtrust or being a Corporate Partner or a Trustee are all ways in which you can make a real difference to the sustainability of the work Camtrust does to give adults with disabilities the chance to develop their life skills and to enhance their well-being through greater social inclusion.