The Aldingbourne Trust

The Aldingbourne Trust

At a glance


  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support

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Geographical remit: 


We support people who have autism and/or a learning disability.  We provide accommodation, information, advice and guidance to support people to be as independent as possible.  We ensure people live in good quality homes, have support which connects them to their local communities and to live the lives they choose. 


WE use social enterprise to provide work & training opportunities to people. Our enterprises are near Chichester and in Portsmouth. People with learning disabilities/autism have a wide range of opportunities to engage in and we have supported over 1,000 people into paid and voluntary work. We have opened a new £5m building to attract more than the 60,000 visitors per year who have already enjoyed the facilities and activities at the Aldingbourne Country Centre. 

We also support people in their own homes - some people have 24 hour, 1 to 1 support, other people are fairly independent, and may use our drop in on a flexible basis if they want to check something with our staff.

We are the lead organisation in a local consortium which provides information, advice & guidance to people who have a learning disability across West Sussex. We support a lot of people to make sure they are receiving the correct welfare benefits. 

We believe in working within our communities to ensure good connections are possible. We work with Southern Rail across 30 stations in and around West Sussex to provide the plant displays and brighten commuter journeys. We enjoy working with corporate partners, who often provide assistance in kind.

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