The Disabilities Trust - History

History

Between 1979 and 1989 The Disabilities Trust opened two residential services in Sussex for adults with physical disabilities. Both these services were formally opened by Her Royal Highness Diana, Princess of Wales.

In 1991 the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) was established, and The Trust's first specialist brain injury rehabilitation service was opened in Milton Keynes. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust has since grown to be one of Europe’s largest providers of specialist brain injury rehabilitation.

The Disabilities Trust continued to grow throughout the 1990s and 2000s and extended its provision to include services for adults with autism and special education for children with autism and Asperger syndrome. In 2004 the Trust welcomed Hamilton Lodge in Essex, a service for adults with learning disabilities.

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