Plymouth Highbury Trust
Plymouth Highbury Trust have been supported with grants from the Virginia House Settlement over many years and our Trustees, learning disabled service users and their families/carers, staff and volunteers are very grateful for their support.
In 2014 the Virginia House Settlement's Trustees gave £1,000 to help develop the outside areas into a zoned garden area to make more use of the extensive grounds around Highbury House.
The money was used to purchase equipment, tools and plants which have made the garden areas more attractive and safer for the 500 plus people with a learning disability that Highbury Trust caters for.
Twelve people with a learning disability live on site and have access to the gardens and enjoy planting flowers and shrubs.
Our Community Hall, recently extensively refurbished also benefitted from grants from the Virginia House Settlement. The hall is used by about forty people every weekday for various activities. Two evenings a week are programmed for our very popular Social Club which attracts around a hundred people with a learning disability and their support workers. The hall is also used for regular fundraising events and private functions.
In 2017 Plymouth Highbury Trust Received a grant of £1000 to purchase media equipment for their Social club to replace outdated equipment that had been repaired many times.
The new equipment enhances their twice weekly daytime Orbit club with social activities and twice weekly evening social club with over 150 people enjoying a disco.
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