Funding from St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation is to provide a fully accessible bedroom in our Old Brathay accommodation at Brathay Hall.

We are delighted to announce that we have a grant of £18,594 from St. James’s Place Foundation, the charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group. This means we can improve our facilities further for young people with disabilities who come to our Brathay Hall site.

We have three residential centres, including Brathay Hall, where we deliver our life changing residential offering. Research shows they are a great leveller providing a new environment where people are equal and existing barriers and hierarchies can be broken down. In this away from home community, without normal distractions, participants have the time and space to address their goals within a supportive environment.

We have been actively looking at how we can provide inclusive, accessible accommodation for all. This new fund will allow us to turn space in one of our existing youth blocks, Old Brathay, which sits alongside another of our youth buildings, Lingmoor, into suitable accommodation for someone with disabilities. This would allow them to be with a group of over 50 peers and have the same group experience.

It is hugely important to us that our facilities are inclusive. We have made significant strides in recent years with support from a range of corporate bodies, trusts and foundations. We now have wheelchair access to our boathouse, jetty, minibuses as well as extra equipment to help disabled young people join our developmental activities. This award is great news.

"Having been involved with Brathay over the last couple of years it is fantastic that St. James’s Place is able to support the fantastic work that the charity undertakes in developing young people. If you want to find out more about how I can help you and in turn help Brathay Trust please email me." Said Martin Osborne, Associate Partner of St. James's Place Wealth Management.

The St. James’s Place Foundation aims to make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people. It gives grants to charities working for the direct benefit of economically disadvantaged or socially marginalised young people, the physically disabled, or those suffering from a mental condition or life-threatening or degenerative illness.

If you are interested in finding out more about our residential programmes for all young people click here.