Plymouth Highbury Trust was formed in 1956 under the name of Plymouth Mencap Society and was then affiliated to National Mencap. The thirty founding members were parents of children with a learning disability. The Society started out as a self-help and support group striving to improve the services available for people with a learning disability living in the City of Plymouth.
The Society’s membership increased considerably over the ensuing years and a lasting fellowship developed between members that still stands today.
In October 2005 the decision was reached to de-affiliate from National Mencap. We took this opportunity to change our name to the Plymouth Highbury Trust and along with many other Charities we also became a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Trust is now an independent Charity, which is governed by both Charity and Company Law and the Chairperson and the Committee are now Directors of the Trust.
The Directors of Plymouth Highbury Trust regularly hold Board Meetings each month to discuss matters concerning the Trust and the Services we provide. Our organisation currently employs a staff team in excess of 50 people, who along with our 70 Volunteers provide a diverse range of quality services and social events for over 500 people with a learning disability living in the City of Plymouth.
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