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.”

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Annual Lecture: Vicky Pryce "Through My Eyes"

Date: November 17th 2017 Venue: Beaudesert Park School Time: 6pm, reception. Lecture to start 7pm

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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.

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"

Dan Snow - Somerset Lecture 28th February

Tensions of court and country unfold in The Nelson Trust’s first lecture in Somerset – The Battle of Sedgemoor, given my historian Dan Snow. Dan who spent his childhood being taken around castles, battle fields, country houses and churches will certainly bring to life this epic final battle of the Monmouth rebellion. The event will launch The Nelson Trust’s Somerset Fundraising Committee and introduce completely new Audiences to the work and ambition for Somerset.

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Prestigious Longford Award to Niki Gould

We are very pleased to announce that Niki Gould has been awarded a Longford Trust award for Outstanding Achievement for the in-reach work she developed in HMP Eastwood Park. A part of her prison work, Niki set up Re-unite Gloucestershire, supporting women in prison to be housed on release and to be re-united with their children. Niki is a passionate advocate for women caught up in the criminal justice system and has a particular interest in working with women in prison. Please join us in sending her many congratulations on this achievement

Howard League Community Award - Rose Mahon

Rose Mahon our Head of Excellence and Development won “Criminal justice Champion” at the Howard League Community Awards. Rose has had a significant impact on the development of The Nelson Trust service response to women caught up in the criminal justice system and those at risk of the same. She has designed, developed and delivered award winning services that divert individuals away from the criminal justice system. Her knowledge and expertise helps define best practice such as trauma informed; her innovative thinking is used by others as resource to influence policy. She is dynamic to the extent that she ensures services continuously evolve to take service user need into account, as she strives to ensure that criminality is not added to the significant challenges people with multiple vulnerabilities face. Rose is passionate when it comes to advocating for the disadvantaged in the criminal justice system, she works tirelessly to make sure those without a voice are heard. Rose makes a big impression on all who come into contact with her, she has the ability to engage the most entrenched hard to reach complex women away from the criminal justice system and into a life of independence.