Aldingbourne Trust


Aldingbourne Trust is as a local award-winning charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and / or autism to reach their full potential and develop skills across Sussex and Hampshire since 1978. Providing real skills, care and jobs in a very 21st century way. We believe in strong community partnerships between businesses and charity fundraising to give the people we support real choices to live independent lives.  


At the heart of the Trust is the Aldingbourne Country Centre, home to enterprises such as the cafe, wood recycling, conference facilities, retail, horticulture and activities offering a great Day Out for families plus much more, open to the public everyday 9.30 – 4.30. 


For more information on the Aldingbourne Trust please visit


Due the current situation with COVID-19 and the Aldingbourne Trust being closed,  April’s special offer will be £10 off an Adopt an Animal Package – this is an ideal unique gift that you cannot purchase on the high street and would make the perfect birthday gift.


To redeem your £10 off use code: WRFC on checkout.


For more details and to purchase an adopt an animal package please visit –


  • What are the Trust’s core values and mission statement?

We provide meaningful, valued opportunities for people with learning disabilities and / or autism to live independent lives developing skills within supported living, employment, leisure, education and training.

Making a difference; offering real life opportunities; working together; listen then do; are enterprising; sustainable; mindful of environmental impacts; we will not break the law but we may challenge it and we encourage everyone to HAVE FUN!

  •  Disability awareness and changing perception especially in the workplace is key. How does the Trust educate people and businesses alike in relation to employing people with a disability?

We actively promote the Disability Confident Scheme led by WorkAid who support people to find paid work. Employment consultants support people with writing CVs, search and apply for jobs, prepare for and attend interviews and once a job offer is made support with the transition. WorkAid support employers to job carve roles enabling people with a disability to apply. The

Powerful Trainers – a group of adults with a learning disabilities and / or autism deliver interactive training on equality and diversity to staff teams in businesses and schools.

We encourage people, especially young children and their parents, to visit the Country Centre and to interact with the people we support who work within the enterprises.

  • How can businesses get involved with the Trust other than financially invest or make ad hoc donations?


  • Hire our conference facilities
  • Invite Powerful Trainers to deliver training to your team
  • Offer paid work opportunities
  • Visit our Country Centre for A Great Day Out with the family
  • Corporate volunteering days
  • Choose us as your Charity of the Year.
  • Fundraising events
  • Become a Corporate Friend
  • Collect donations at your office for our charity shops
  • Tell your friends and family about us and follow us on social media