The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity providing innovative rehabilitation, care and support for people with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury (ABI), learning disabilities, children and adults with autism.

We work in partnership with those we support, their families, friends, local authorities, health authorities and housing associations to deliver leading-edge services that meet the needs of people with complex and challenging disabilities.

service user and support worker in Ty Aberdafen


"I like the idea that the work I do improves the lives of the residents within our services. I enjoy supporting staff and working to look at ways of improving selection, recruitment and retention of staff at the Trust."
Jayne, Quality Assurance Regional Advisor

"With the Trust I feel valued and supported, and this is a new experience for me!" Robert, Nurse

"Each day brings something new. If you like working with people then this is the job for you. It is hard work but extremely rewarding." Lisa, Support Worker

Employee benefits

At The Disabilities Trust we believe that highly trained and motivated staff are vital to help us continue to deliver life-changing support for people with disabilities.

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We offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Flexible working
  • Annual leave rising according to length of service and role
  • Stakeholder payment and pension
  • Group life assurance
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Private medical insurance (for certain posts)
  • Specialist training and qualifications (depending on role)

Find out more about our staff benefits.

Our stories

Learn more about what it’s like working for The Disabilities Trust’s brain injury division, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) by watching the video’s below.

Divisional Head of Nursing, Helen Giblin and Senior Staff Nurse, Mel Norris explain what it's like to work for BIRT:

Dr Ivan Pitman describes life as a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT):

Dr Ivan Pitman describes what it's like to work for BIRT: