Hamelin Trust

Hamelin Trust

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 


Hamelin Trust provides support to people of all ages who have learning disabilities and/or a physical disability, sensory impairment or who may have a mental health problem.

Our Vision: A world where people with learning disabilities can achieve their full potential, exercise independence, choice and participate fully in society.

Our Mission: To deliver personalised, high quality care and support services that meet the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities.

Our Values:

  • Be person centred
  • Do the right thing
  • Be open and transparent
  • Be evidence based
  • Deliver continuous improvement
  • Work in partnership


What we do:

  • Hamelin Trust was founded in Essex in 1979 by parents of children with learning and multiple disabilities in response to identified unmet needs of this group.
  • A community-based service, supporting individuals with learning and multiple disabilities, has operated since 1991.
  • Day opportunities have been delivered since 1993 originally in a purpose built resource centre and from 2015 at the current multipurpose centre in Billericay and at the Sutton Bridge Farm site in Rochford.
  • A small domestic scale residential home, ‘The Bungalow’, for five people with profound learning and physical disabilities was opened in Wickford in 1994.
  • Short breaks for people with learning and multiple disabilities over the age of 16 have been delivered at ‘Gowlands’, at Sutton Bridge Farm, Rochford, since 1998.
  • Hamelin Trust also runs a hydrotherapy pool on the Sutton Bridge Site, Rochford.
  • Services are regulated by CQC and are all rated good.  As a social landlord the charity is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing.
  • The charity currently delivers day opportunities at its centre in Billericay and Sutton Bridge Farm Rochford, community based support services for children and adults, residential care and support at the Bungalow, Wickford and short breaks for adults at Gowlands, Sutton Bridge Farm, Rochford.

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