Charities come together to transform the lives of more people with complex needs

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:29pm

Two charities are coming together to help improve the independence and well being of more people with complex needs.

Community Care Trust, a mental health charity based in Devon, is set to join St Loye’s Foundation within a newly-formed group structure.

The move will enable the delivery of enhanced specialist support, training and employment services to more people in the future. 

Chris Knee, Chief Executive, St Loye’s Foundation: said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that the Community Care Trust is joining us in a mutually beneficial relationship. By coming together, we will be able to offer enhanced services and change the lives of many more people in the future.”

Eilis Rainsford, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Trust, said: “In partnership with St Loye’s, CCT has an incredible opportunity to deliver an improved range of responsive services which people tell us they need in recovery.  This is an exciting phase in our commitment to improving opportunities in each person’s recovery journey.”

The arrangement will bring a number of benefits to existing and future service users of both charities:

  • Increased expertise in the provision of mental health recovery services;
  • Enhanced training, support and employment services;
  • Additional corporate and financial resources to allow for future expansion.

St Loye’s Foundation is a registered charity with a turnover of £5m, that helps to transform lives through its specialist employment, training and support services. Founded in 1937, the charity works with some 2,500 people a year through centres in SW and NW England and in Wales.

Community Care Trust (CCT) is a £2.3m turnover mental health charity which provides specialist support pathways for people in, or recovering from, emotional distress.

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