Shaw Trust

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Shaw Trust
Founded 1982
Type Non for profit organization,
Location
Area served
England, Wales, Scotland, Poland, Romania, Australia
Mission Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage to find work, gain skills and take control of their futures
Website www.shaw-trust.org.uk

The Shaw Trust is a charity in the UK for helping disabled and disadvantaged people into employment and independent living. It was formed in the village of Shaw in Wiltshire in 1982.

Shaw Trust employs nearly 1,600 people across over 200-plus locations. They are supported by over 600 volunteers and deliver contracts for eight major funding agencies including the European Social Fund, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Big Lottery Fund.

Shaw Trust is the largest third sector contractor for Department for Work and Pensions.

Shaw Trust's mission and values[edit]

Vision is for: A society in which everyone has the opportunity for employment, inclusion and independence.

Mission is to: Deliver services for people at disadvantage so they can gain life and employability skills in order to live more independently, secure sustainable employment and actively contribute to family and community life.

Shaw Trust's work[edit]

They deliver both mainstream (Work Programme) and specialist (Work Choice) employment support schemes across Britain. The charity helps people gain skills and find work via a wide range of activities including education and skills contracts, 49 shops and a national volunteering programme as well as health and social enterprise projects.

Shaw Trust is also an Approved Sponsor for Academies, and sponsors Shaw Education Trust www.shaweducationtrust.uk


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