News

Black History Month 2017 Competition

As part of Black History Month 2017 Barnwood Trust, in partnership with the African Community Foundation, has launched a competition encouraging people across Gloucestershire to come together to design their own community African Shield showcasing what community means to them.
Read more...

 

Blogging reflections April

Richard Holmes from the Trust shares his thoughts on the latest blogs on the You're Welcome website.
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome Workshops April - July 2017

Barnwood Trust, alongside partners, has launched its latest phase of free, fun and inspiring workshops for people across Gloucestershire.
Read more...

 

Blogging reflections March

Richard Holmes from the Trust shares his thoughts on the latest blogs on the You're Welcome website.
Read more...

 

Blogging reflections February

Richard Holmes from the Trust shares his thoughts on the latest blogs on the You're Welcome website.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust Ambassadors in the Forest of Dean

Barnwood Trust is trialing a new voluntary Ambassador role in the Forest of Dean.
Read more...

 

Free social prescriptions for people in Cam and Dursley

Barnwood Trust, in collaboration with Dursley GP Simon Opher and local artist Joe Magee, is launching a new initiative to promote all of the fantastic groups and activities happening in Cam and Dursley called JoyN.
Read more...

 

Jubliant Stories - Northway

Alongside residents of Northway, Tewkesbury we've created a video showcasing some of the fantastic projects the community are building in Northway. We take a look at the Northway Strollers, an Art Group and the Northway Christmas Fete. Watch the video by clicking this link
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome Workshops are here!

Barnwood Trust, alongside partners, is launching a phase of free, fun and inspiring workshops for people across Gloucestershire. The workshops are all designed to enable people and their communities to get better connected with everyone who lives there. The workshops are open to anyone living and working in Gloucestershire and will run from September 2016 to January 2017.

Read more...

 

Events 2016 - Come and see us!

The Barnwood Trust team are out and about across Gloucestershire in the You’re Welcome campervan!
Read more...

 

New job opportunity - Community Builder

GL Communities is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to fill the role of Community Builder.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust Annual Review 2015

We have published our latest Annual Review.
Read more...

 

New look You’re Welcome website

The You're Welcome website has been given a new look.


Read more...

 

Change of Legal Status and Name

Following the introduction of Charitable Incorporated Organisations in England in 2013, Barnwood Trust has carried out a review of its governance and decided to convert from an unincorporated organisation to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust’s Annual Review 2014 - 2015

Weaving relationships, growing capacity and inspiring action - You're Welcome
Read more...

 

Supporting inclusive community spaces

As part of its ten year plan, You’re Welcome, Barnwood Trust is pleased to announce its support for a project that aims to bring people in Wotton-under-Edge together in an inclusive way to create a welcoming community space for everyone.
Read more...

 

Black History Month 2015 Competition

As part of Black History Month 2015, and through our ten year plan You’re Welcome, Barnwood Trust is encouraging people to come together to create their own community ‘Kanga’.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust’s new roving HQ!

Barnwood Trust has invested in a You’re Welcome campervan which will be touring the county as our new roving Headquarters.
Read more...

 

New Professional Practice Workshops!

Barnwood Trust is offering two new professional practice workshops entitled 'New settlements or new communities? Planning for social sustainability' and 'Strengths-based practice in care and support'
Read more...

 

Stewardship Circle

Nurture Development has been commissioned by Barnwood Trust to develop and deliver an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Leadership Programme, part of which has led to the development of a new Stewardship Circle.
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome Workshops April - July 2015

Barnwood Trust, alongside partners, is launching a third phase of free, fun and inspiring workshops for people across Gloucestershire.
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome Workshops are back soon!

Barnwood Trust, alongside partners, is about to launch a third phase of free, fun and inspiring workshops for people across Gloucestershire
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome Workshop Competition

Barnwood Trust has launched a competition to celebrate the You’re Welcome Workshops.
Read more...

 

Some changes at Barnwood Trust

Some new faces are joining us at the Trust, and some roles are changing.
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome Workshops are back!

Barnwood Trust, alongside partners, is launching a second phase of free, fun and inspiring workshops for people across Gloucestershire.
Read more...

 

Weaving relationships, growing capacity and inspiring action - Barnwood Trust’s latest Annual Review

Barnwood Trust has published it latest Annual Review 'What we've been up to'

Read more...

 

Construction Challenge

Local organisations Barnwood Trust, Town & City Builders and People and Places have joined forces and are working together to support eight local people to complete a Construction Challenge.
Read more...

 

Small Sparks could be ignited in your community….

Barnwood Trust has launched a new grants programme called Small Sparks.
Read more...

 

Introducing a new programme of fun, free workshops for people across Gloucestershire

Barnwood Trust, alongside partners, is offering a new programme of fun and inspiring workshops to people across Gloucestershire. The workshops are all designed to enable people and their communities to get better connected with everyone who lives there. The workshops are open to everyone living in Gloucestershire and people working here, and are offered free of charge.
Read more...

 

Do you know someone who could benefit from a grant from Barnwood Trust?

We have a number of different grants programmes for people with disabilities and mental health challenges who live in Gloucestershire.
Read more...

 

Jubilant Stories spreading across Gloucestershire

As part of You’re Welcome Barnwood have begun making Jubilant Story films that illustrate examples of people coming together to be make life better.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust Wellbeing Survey

Barnwood Trust is working with Qa Research to undertake a study of wellbeing in the county.
Read more...

 

You’re Welcome

Introducing a new website for people in Gloucestershire to get connected and share their thing www.yourewelcome.to.
Read more...

 

Changes to the Community Animation Programme

Barnwood Trust and BasicNeeds have been working together for the last 18 months in Gloucestershire to deliver the Community Animation Programme.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust on Facebook and Twitter

You can now keep up-to-date with all the news from Barnwood Trust on Facebook and Twitter.
Read more...

 

Jubilant Stories spread across Gloucestershire

As part of a week-long series of free events, starting on Saturday 22 September, local storytellers will be visiting communities across Gloucestershire to officially launch Barnwood Trust’s Jubilant Stories project.
Read more...

 

Could your community host a storytelling event?

Barnwood Trust is inviting communities across Gloucestershire to host a storytelling event within their town or village as part of a week-long story sharing event in September.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust launches new Opportunities Fund

Barnwood Trust has launched an exciting new funding scheme for people with disabilities and mental health challenges who live in Gloucestershire.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust calls for Community Convenors

Barnwood Trust is developing an innovative community building programme called ‘Jubilant Stories’, which seeks to discover stories of people across Gloucestershire who have come together to build inclusive communities.
Read more...

 

A Community of Practice… Unlocking Opportunities brought to life

Following the launch in 2011 of Barnwood Trust’s ambitious ten-year community-based plan, Unlocking Opportunities, a number of exciting projects and programmes are now underway across Gloucestershire.
Read more...

 

Seeking new Trustees

We are inviting expressions of interest from people in Gloucestershire who are keen to support Barnwood Trust in delivering its new ten-year strategic plan through becoming either a Trustee or a co-opted Committee member.
Read more...

 

Gloucestershire Work and Wellbeing Alliance

Following two years of listening to, working with and collating the experiences of people with disabilities and mental health challenges, the Gloucestershire Work and Wellbeing Alliance (GWWA) are now using their findings to make a positive difference across the county.
Read more...

 

New head office for the Trust

We have relocated our offices to Ullenwood, just outside Cheltenham.
Read more...

 

New recruits and new partnerships

As part of Barnwood Trust’s vision for the future we have expanded our team and commissioned a number of organisations to work on our behalf.
Read more...

 

Get involved in Unlocking Opportunities

There are a range of options available for getting involved in Barnwood Trust’s new programmes and initiatives, or keeping in touch with developments.
Read more...

 

Exciting new job opportunities at Barnwood Trust – July 2011

We are looking for two dynamic individuals to play a leading role in our new ten-year initiative to unlock opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health challenges in Gloucestershire. If you are passionate about improving expectations and quality of life, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a small entrepreneurial team committed to making a lasting impact. The two new opportunities are for a Research Coordinator and a Communications Coordinator.
Read more...

 

Manor Gardens sheltered housing update – July 2011

Although we intend to sell the majority of the Manor Gardens sheltered housing we are committed to ensuring that we meet our responsibility to our residents and continue to provide them with secure and appropriate housing.
Read more...

 

Barnwood Trust supports development of community-based approaches – June 2011

As part of its ten-year investment plan, the Trust is coordinating a cross-Gloucestershire exploration of how community-based approaches can be further enhanced to create the best possible environment for people with disabilities and mental health challenges to make the most of their lives.
Read more...

 

New directions at Barnwood Trust – May 2011

On 3 May 2011 Barnwood Trust announced Unlocking Opportunities, its new ten-year investment plan which aims to transform opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health.
Read more...

 

Grant awards news – August 2010

Barnwood Trust has awarded a grant towards a new building to provide a wheelchair-accessible classroom with disabled toilet and kitchen facilities at the Butterfly Garden, an educational gardening and land skills project set up in 2002 to help children and young adults with learning difficulties and behavioural issues.

Read more...

 

Work and wellbeing in Gloucestershire – May 2010

Over the last six months, we have been liaising with a number of organisations to see how we can work together to support people with disabilities or mental health challenges, to help them access work and other opportunities.
Read more...

 

Our strategic vision – May 2010

In November 2009 our Trustees agreed that our new long-term strategy should be based on the values of inclusion, listening, excellence, making a difference, leadership and evaluation – and additionally, that the strategy should be built from a strong evidence base.
Read more...

 

Supporting carers – May 2010

Barnwood Trust is now assisting the Alzheimer’s Society, by hosting their weekly support group for partners of people with dementia in the Gloucester area.
Read more...

 

Day care update – May 2010

Following last summer’s review of our day care provision by Housing 21, we have taken a number of steps to update our services in line with their recommendations.
Read more...

 

Grant awards news – January 2010

Barnwood Trust has awarded a grant to the Stroud & District Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society to help maintain and develop their Singing for the Brain activities.
Read more...

 

Grant awards news – November 2009

Barnwood Trust has awarded a grant to the Thomas Morley Trust to provide new sails for the sailing dinghies at Whitefriars Sailing for the Disabled, Cirencester.
Read more...

 

Grant awards news – June 2009

At our recent Grants Committee meeting, Barnwood Trust awarded grant to the Gloucester Blazers Wheelchair Basketball Club, enabling them to buy five new sports wheelchairs – and to represent the county in national competitions.
Read more...

 

Dementia care news – June 2009

Barnwood Trust has just commissioned Dementia Voice to help us ensure that the day care support we provide for guests with dementia is of the highest possible quality.

Dementia Voice is a specialist arm of Housing 21; a leading provider of retirement housing, care and support services for older people.
Read more...

 

Trust name change – June 2009

In 2010, we will celebrate 150 years of charitable enterprise by Barnwood House Trust and our predecessors at Barnwood House Hospital.

At this pivotal point in our history, it seems appropriate both to reflect on our past and to look to the future with refreshed ambition.
Read more...

 





News archive

Black History Month 2017 Competition
Read more...

Blogging reflections April
Read more...

You’re Welcome Workshops April - July 2017
Read more...

Blogging reflections March
Read more...

Blogging reflections February
Read more...

Barnwood Trust Ambassadors in the Forest of Dean
Read more...

Free social prescriptions for people in Cam and Dursley
Read more...

Jubliant Stories - Northway
Read more...

You’re Welcome Workshops are here!
Read more...

Events 2016 - Come and see us!
Read more...

New job opportunity - Community Builder
Read more...

Barnwood Trust Annual Review 2015
Read more...