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Registered Charity No: 1121062

Coquet Trust was established in January 1995, receiving registered charity status in May of that year. The Trust's aim is to provide good quality day and domiciliary care and support in the community for people with learning disabilities.

How we help?

Coquet Trust currently provides a domiciliary service to people within their own homes, located within Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside and Northumberland and outreach support for a number of individuals within those areas. This has been made possible through the recruitment of experienced Support Team Managers, who, along with the Trust Senior Management team and appropriate Social Services Care Managers, select a team of multi-skilled support workers, who enable individuals to have a worthwhile and enjoyable life within the local community.

The Trustees

The Trust currently has a board of six trustees most of which have a background in the learning disability field.


David Rowland, Chairman


Paul Smith MA Msc PhD,

Clinical Psychologist


Susan Welsh MBA LCST, Secretary

Speech & Language Therapy Manager


Janet Bewick BA, Treasurer

Teacher - Adult Basic Education


Ian Gale


Eileen Devine


The Trustees meet on a regular basis to discuss future development of the Trust. Each trustee possesses a wide range of skills and experience that can be called upon to ensure the Trust's objectives are successfully achieved. The trustees are committed to ensuring the quality of the service and welcome advice from local authorities or independent organisations on quality issues and measuring the effectiveness of services provided by the Trust.