The Nelson Trust
Passionate about Recovery.

Royal Visit

A Very Special Royal Visit

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.”

Clay Shoot 2018

Clay Shoot 2018

Our annual Clay Shoot and Black Tie Dinner will take place at Berkley Castle on Friday May 11th 2018.

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Introducting The Hub Live! The Sober Parrot

The Sober Parrot will be Cheltenham’s first alcohol free live entertainment venue. The project accompanies the Hub Bistro, Academy, and Maintains. The Hub creates space for people to recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol. By working together to overcome isolation, exclusion and loneliness.

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"

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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

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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.