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Shaw Trust Mental Health Services

Shaw Trust delivers mental health and wellbeing services in Kent and Suffolk.

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Disability Confident Leader

Shaw Trust Awarded Disability Confident Leader Status

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Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.

Our specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. As a charity we add value to every service we deliver by investing back into the people and communities we support.

Shaw Trust is one of the largest 25 charities in the UK. Comprising Shaw Trust, Prospects, Ixion and Shaw Education Trust, we use our 75 years’ combined experience to support people to develop their potential. By joining together we are working to reach one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year.

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Transforming Lives

Shaw Trust is a national charity helping people, enter work, gain an education, develop their career, improve their wellbeing and rebuild their lives. Shaw Trust, incorporating Shaw Education Trust, Prospects and Ixion, also operates charitable social enterprises, retail shops and academies.

Adding value

As a charity, we also add value to every service we deliver by investing back into community projects such as our social enterprises, national volunteering scheme and establishing Community Hubs in the communities we serve.

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Shaw Trust works with a range of commissioners to deliver services that support communities to thrive. With a commitment to innovation, Shaw Trust has gained experience of designing and evaluating pilots to test new ideas and enhance its service delivery.
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Our services support people from the start of their education through to retirement. We provide education, employment and care ensuring all of our services put the people we support at the heart of our delivery.
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Services for employers

Shaw Trust is a registered charity with extensive local community links. This means we can help your business find the right staff, save money and give something back to the community – all free of charge.
Services for employers

Get involved

Individuals and companies can support Shaw Trust through volunteering, fundraising and donating. However you choose to support our charitable work, your involvement helps us to provide additional services that help our clients achieve a brighter future.
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Accessibility services

Shaw Trust provides accessibility services to help organisations improve their accessibility. We provide: Website accessibility auditing, Training, Consultancy, Website design and development, Access to buildings consultancy, Disability equality training.
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Shaw Trust provides services as a prime provider, subcontractor and joint venture partner. We look for innovative partners with proven high performance who can contribute to supporting our clients and meeting contract requirements.
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Share your views about the Shaw Trust's services and website

We would like to hear about your experience of using our services and our website. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the short Shaw Trust feedback survey (opens in new tab or window). All views are welcome and the results of the survey will be used to help us improve what we do.  

Shaw Trust Feedback Survey