News & Events

The Edmund Trust services speak out on how to “Live Well”

The Speak Out Council, VoiceAbility’s voice for people with a learning disability and autism visited 2 of The Edmund Trust’s services to find out how people “Live Well”.

We talked with 14 people at Pauline Burnett House in Chesterton, and The Poplars Respite service.

11 people got to grips with our main consultation with questions about staying active, how to keep out of hospital and how to cheer yourself up.

Whilst 3 people did our High Support Needs questions on similar topics but with a little bit more hands on prompting and help from their support staff.

Once consultation elsewhere in Cambs have finished next month, results will be shared with the County Council adult social services team and other relevant professionals to make sure the voices of people with a learning disability and or autism are listened to.

We’ll leave the final word with one of our chattiest participants , “I need to live well, because I want to live longer”.

To find out more about Voiceability and The Speak Out Council visit http://www.voiceability.org/services/cambridgeshire/speak-out-council

Eddie’s & The Edmund Trust are Moving!

At the end of March Eddie’s and the Edmund Trust (formerly Cambridgeshire Mencap) will be moving its offices and Arts Day Centre from Fulbourn to Waterbeach. The move follows the sale of the charities Fulbourn site in a bid to grow the charity for the future.

Eddie’s is heavily reliant on donations to fund many of the services it offers in the community alongside its sister charity which provides care and support to many adults with a learning disability.

Eddie’s and The Edmund Trust are appealing for volunteers to help with the move. Cliff Fisk, Facilities Manager said: “It’s a huge task to relocate our offices and services from Fulbourn to Waterbeach. It would make a real difference to have some volunteers, either individuals or local companies that can spare some time to help with packing, loading and unloading on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th March.”

If you are able to help the local charity please contact Helen Thurley, Head of Services at Eddie’s, helen.thurley@eddies.org.uk or 01223 883151.

Directions to our new office can be found here:

Directions to Milton Community Centre

The Edmund Trust attends School Diversity Week

Michael, Tracie and David from The People’s Action Group visited Shirley School in Chesterton today ( 9/3/16) as part of the schools diversity week. They talked to the children about having a learning disability and how they are supported by staff from The Edmund Trust. Everyone at the school made us all very welcome and we all really enjoyed our afternoon. Tracie, Michael and David participated in the school assembly and then went to classes to answer questions. We hope this visit has helped children at Shirley school have a better understanding of learning disabilities.

Visit to Shirley School