Trusts and foundations
A pioneering track record
For more than 40 years the Camden Society has campaigned for a more inclusive society. Since the 1980s, we’ve also run services to support people with disabilities in the key areas of their lives. Our human rights approach places people at the heart of everything we do, and underpins our aims of inclusion, equality and participation.
The Camden Society has pioneered many approaches and services that are today seen as mainstream. In the 1980s we were at the forefront of the campaign to allow people who had spent their lives in long-stay hospitals, to move back into the community. In 1985, we opened our first social enterprise café in Camden, creating jobs and training for people with disabilities.
Today, we continue to support people with learning disabilities to live full and interesting lives. We push the boundaries so that the support people receive is of the highest quality possible. We work with local authority commissioners to raise the standard of statutory provision, and have transformed failing services by listening to what people and their families want and then making it happen.
We have built employment support programmes that have a successful track record in supporting people with disabilities into sustained employment. Our award-winning ProWork project, which in partnership with further education colleges across London, has guided many students with learning disabilities into the right job.
We support people with a range of disabilities, including those with autistic spectrum disorder, whose challenging behaviour has resulted in their exclusion from mainstream services and use art, dance, drama and sport to create a pathway to reintegration in the community.
In the current funding climate, we need to plug the gaps which are opening up for people who no longer qualify for support. We also need to sustain services which enable people to live independently as part of the community and our social clubs, young people’s holiday schemes and community-based services for older people are under threat too. With this in mind, we continually seek new innovative partnerships and funding opportunities to realise our ideas for improving the lives of people with disabilities.
We have a wide range of proposals that trusts and foundations may consider supporting. We are also happy to discuss your ideas for innovative provision and designing bespoke services together – please contact Sara Buchanan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone on 020 7241 8847.
For further information on our individual services and programmes, please see Our Services
We are grateful to the trusts and foundations on Our Funders
page for their past and current support.