Together Trust

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Together Trust
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Motto Everyone deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions.
Founded 1870
Registration no. 209782
Area served
North West England
  • Education
  • Residential care
  • Community services
  • Fostering
Key people
  • Mark Lee (Chief Executive)
  • Wendy Coomer (Chairman)
  • Jill Sheldrake (Director of social care)
  • Brian White (Director of resources)
Formerly called
The Manchester and Salford Boys' and Girls' Refuges and Homes.
Boys and Girls Welfare Society

The Together Trust is a charity based in Cheadle, which has services covering the North West of England. ,[1] It was founded in 1870 by Leonard Kilbee Shaw and Richard Bramwell Taylor as the Manchester and Salford Boys' and Girls' Refuges and Homes. The charity provides care, special education and support services for children, young people, adults and families with autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and emotional and behavioural difficulties. The Trust also has an established and "Outstanding" Fostering Agency. [2][3][4]


The Together Trust's work in special education includes the provision of Ashcroft School (previously CYCES)[5] for pupils aged 8–18 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, and Inscape House School for pupils aged 5–19 with autism, in Cheadle, and Bridge College, a college for young people aged 16–25 with learning difficulties and disabilities, complex needs, communication disorders and autism at Openshaw.[6]

The Trust also operates a fostering agency and has a range of other care services including residential homes, community care and support services.


  1. ^ Together Trust, Registered Charity no. 209782 at the Charity Commission
  2. ^ "Ofsted Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "How We Help". Together Trust. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "My week: David Marriott, Together Trust". Third Sector. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Get digging for CYCES". Together Trust. Retrieved 16 March 2015. ...pupils from CYCES in Cheadle (now known as Ashcroft School) ... 
  6. ^ "Special Education and Support". Together Trust. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • William Edmondson, Making Rough Places Plain. Fifty years' work of the Manchester and Salford Boys' and Girls' Refuges and Homes, 1870–1920, Sherratt & Hughes (1921) (Worldcat record)

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