Although we are only a very small team, we at the Foundation are privileged to have great 'friends' and experts helping us deliver our mission. We have partners whose contributions to our aims are invaluable, as well as specialists on secondments and placements from the Trust and field experts outside the Trust providing advice and guidance in the development of our new and exciting services.

We have created a network of specialist knowledge to peer review and challenge our thinking every step of the way.

The Barrow Cadbury Trust is an independent, charitable foundation, committed to bringing about socially just change. Through its Criminal Justice Programme, Barrow Cadbury Trust’s principal aim is to strengthen the evidence base for practical, structural change for young adults and women and increase the criminal justice system’s ability to support their rehabilitation and desistance from crime.

The Disabilities Trust Foundation is working with Barrow Cadbury to fund the placement of a specialist Brain Injury Linkworker Service within a female custodial setting, and the impact evaluation of this service after its completion.

The Pilgrim Trust gives grants totaling approximately £2 Million each year to charities and other public bodies. Forty percent of funding is allocated towards social welfare needs and they currently focus their support on projects that help women and girls. Their interest is in supporting early interventions that address needs before these become too deep seated.

The Disabilities Trust Foundation is being supported by The Pilgrim Trust to pilot a specialist Brain Injury Linkworker service in a female custodial setting, and to evaluate the impact of this service after its completion.

Lankelly Chase aims to bring about lasting change in the lives of people currently most disadvantaged in our society. Their vision is of a society where everyone can live a rewarding life, where government and civic institutions respond with urgency and compassion to social harms, and where attitudes to those most disadvantaged are rooted in understanding and humanity. Their focus is on the way disadvantage clusters and accumulates, particularly homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, violence, abuse and chronic poverty. This is addressed by supporting pioneering people to grow the ideas, relationships and evidence that can help reshape the way we all approach social disadvantage.

The Disabilities Trust Foundation is working with Lankelly Chase to fund the placement of a specialist Brain Injury Linkworker in a male prison, with a research element of the project focused on reducing recidivism.

Professor Huw Williams - Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research at the University of Exeter has provided support and guidance for our offender research programmes. He has published widely in Neuropsychology, in the assessment and management of the effects of mild through to severe TBI in children and in particular, populations such as athletes and offenders. Professor Williams is a past Chair of the Division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society.

We have also had the privilege to work with some truly extraordinary research assistants, with many achieving publication through their work with the Foundation along the way (and we are always looking for more!).