The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity providing specialist residential, community-based support, and rehabilitation and hospital care and treatment for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities, and for people with autism, including education.

The Trust also aims to make a difference to the lives of those who are unable to access our core services by proving support, initiating and enhancing good practice, and directing or influencing policy within our areas of expertise - brain injury, learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities.

People are at the heart of everything we do and our services across the country include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual's independence.

Working in partnership with those we support, their families and friends, local authorities, health authorities, housing associations and other organisations, we have an established track record of delivering leading-edge services that meet the needs of people with complex and challenging disabilities. We continually evaluate our activities and conduct research in our efforts to refine our existing services and develop new ones in response to identified individual needs.

The Disabilities Trust also includes: -

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (commonly known as BIRT);
  • Heathermount School.


The Disabilities Trust is committed to protecting your personal information and privacy. We are certified to an internationally recognised security standard (ISO/IEC 27001), with a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited body.

We have security measures in place designed to prevent the loss of data, preserve data integrity, and to control access to the data and know that ensuring the accuracy and security of your personal information is essential to retaining your confidence and trust.

Purpose of this Privacy Policy

The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe, in cases where The Disabilities Trust is the Data Controller, why and how we collect and use your personal information and to provide information about your rights. It applies to personal information provided to us, both by individuals themselves or by others. We may use personal information provided to us for any of the purposes described in this privacy policy or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.

When collecting and using personal information, our policy is to be fair, lawful and transparent about why and how we process it.

To find out more about our specific processing activities, please refer to the relevant sections of this policy in the left hand menu.

The Disabilities Trust’s Contact Details

The Data Controller is The Disabilities Trust (registered in England under Charity No: 800797 and with its registration address at 32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9NP).

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or how and why we process personal information, please contact us via any of the routes below: -


The Data Protection Officer
The Disabilities Trust

32 Market Place

Burgess Hill

West Sussex

RH15 9NP

Phone: 01444 239123