The board of trustees oversees Minstead Trust’s work to support more than 220 people and run five social enterprises.
We are currently seeking new trustees with experience of social care or safeguarding, or a background in charity marketing, networking, or fundraising. We welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds and age groups who can make a positive contribution.
‘It was meeting with the families of the people that Minstead Trust supports and seeing first hand the life changing impact of the work they do supporting adults with learning disabilities that inspired me to join the Board’.
‘As an enthusiastic volunteer and Trustee at Furzey Gardens my experience of working with the people Minstead Trust supports was first hand so when I was asked if I would like to continue as a Trustee when the two charities merged, I was delighted to accept’.
‘When a Trustee vacancy arose, I jumped at the chance to get involved in a charity that offers so much for people like my son, be it in residential, supported living or day opportunities’.
‘I am motivated by a firm belief in the importance of promoting independence for people with learning difficulties, a core ethos of the Minstead Trust.
‘I first heard of Minstead Trust when I came to their fete where I witnessed and was impressed by the way in which people with learning disabilities were being supported and encouraged to take an active part in this fundraising event’.
As a Muslim it is important to me to give back to the local community and as Minstead Trust provides such a valuable service, I am pleased to have the opportunity to assist their hard working team.
My involvement with the Minstead Trust started in 2007 when my daughter Jenna moved into the residential services at the Lodge.
‘I was impressed by the quality of the Leadership Team, and as the Trust was clearly in a growth phase and I wanted to be part of the shaping of the future of Minstead Trust’.
As a governor of a special school, I was very aware of the challenges faced by young people with learning difficulties establishing themselves in their adult lives, so I was delighted to join Minstead with its person-centred ethos and diversity of support.