Bendrigg Trust provides residential outdoor education courses and short breaks specifically and exclusively for groups of disabled and disadvantaged young people. Our courses include programmes of activities delivered by trained and qualified staff according to the needs, abilities and objectives of individuals within each group. We see between 3,000 and 3,500 young people with ‘special educational needs’ every year.
Our client groups are primarily those at the ‘margins’ of society including; schools & colleges for children with special education needs, disability organisations, community groups and hospitals. We see groups of all ages and abilities; with the emphasis on inclusivity. Bendrigg Trust is one of the very few residential outdoor education centres in the UK working specifically in this field of work. We provide opportunities for people that other outdoor centres are not able to cater for due to their disabilities and other ‘special needs’.
Courses are designed to suit the needs of each group and all programmes are ‘tailor-made’. Our ‘mission’ is to run high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the use of residential experience and the safe provision of adventurous activities delivered by dedicated, qualified staff. We bring out hidden potential through involvement in a wide range of adventurous activities and we provide life-changing opportunities for our visitors that they never dreamt possible.