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We are a leading national charity offering specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism, including those in education. We are taking the risks of coronavirus very seriously, and are doing everything that we can to keep the people we care for safe. We are still taking referrals for people who need us.

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Topical Stories

An A to Z of 40 years of improving the lives of people with disabilities (part 3)

We guide you through the 40-year history of The Disabilities Trust in the final part of our A to Z series. From setting up technology for people with disabilities, to opening our first independent hospital.
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"A worthwhile working life"

Carol Pattenden, 60, has worked at The Disabilities Trust for 31 years and is our longest serving member of staff. The Reward and Payroll Manager is a mum of three, grandmother to 11 and great grandmother to one. Carol reflects on the evolution of the organisation she considers to be her second family, as The Disabilities Trust turns 40.
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News

The Disabilities Trust Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation

There is much research and evidence starting to emerge that the symptoms of Covid-19 are wider ranging, and the impact longer lasting, than initially thought. As we are coming out of the first wave, we are seeing more people needing rehabilitation to fully recover.
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Irene Sobowale, Chief Executive of the Disabilities Trust, commented on ONS statistics released today

Irene Sobowale, Chief Executive of the Disabilities Trust, commented on ONS statistics released today, which suggested that 60 percent of coronavirus deaths in England and Wales between March 2 and July 14, 2020 included disabled adults.
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An A to Z of 40 years of improving the lives of people with disabilities (part 3)

We guide you through the 40-year history of The Disabilities Trust in the final part of our A to Z series. From setting up technology for people with disabilities, to opening our first independent hospital.
Read more

"A worthwhile working life"

Carol Pattenden, 60, has worked at The Disabilities Trust for 31 years and is our longest serving member of staff. The Reward and Payroll Manager is a mum of three, grandmother to 11 and great grandmother to one. Carol reflects on the evolution of the organisation she considers to be her second family, as The Disabilities Trust turns 40.
Read more