The Nelson Trust
Passionate about Recovery.

Royal Visit

A very special Royal Visit, Nov 2016

We were honoured to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to our award winning Women's Centre in Gloucester. HRH talked with staff, supporters and women accessing the centre about the service.

Our client said

“HRH was very nice and it seemed like she actually cared. It meant a lot that she really listened to what we were saying.”

Residential Treatment

As part of our residential services Nelson Trust provides an exceptional abstinence-based treatment programme to achieve lasting and sustainable recovery.

Simon's story

“Physically I started to feel better very quickly. Emotionally and mentally I was a wreck. There are no quick fixes for that; it’s a process, a long process.”


Education, training and employment form a huge part of our residential and community based programmes. Learning, creativity and recreation are all key parts of recovery.

What clients say...

"It gave me hope and confidence that I could succeed out there living a normal life - that was really significant for me"


The ISIS Women’s Centre is a community based service transforming the lives of vulnerable women at risk of offending or reoffending; including those affected by drink and drugs.

Henna’s Story

"I would just say come in and meet the staff. They make you feel so much better about yourself. It’s a lot about confidence building and nobody here judges you."

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Royal Visit to STAR Training Centre, Sept 2015

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended our STAR (skills, training, arts and recreation) Centre to meet trustees, staff members and clients. The event marked our 30th Anniversary and the contribution made by the centre to the wellbeing of people struggling with addiction, enabling them to learn new skills and gain vital qualifications for the workplace.

National Women's Conference, London, October 2015

This conference celebrated 30 years of influencing change for women. Policy-shapers, professionals, academics, front-line staff, and the women we've helped all came together to share best practise, knowledge and insight. All went home inspired to enable vulnerable women and girls in the UK to re-build their lives after difficult times.

Women's Programme

The Nelson Trust provides a women-only programme to help women recovering from addiction and trauma

Our clients say...

"To be in an all-women project for me was the best because half the women there had been through similar things to me...I could be more open and honest there"