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Help Disabled People Live Independently

Portland Charity is a dynamic organisation empowering 100s of disabled people every year with outstanding education and care programmes. We believe every disabled person should have a life time of opportunity.

Many disabled people cannot choose to live independently owing to a lack of suitable housing and support services. This can impact severely on their physical and mental health and result in much higher social isolation.

We are building 36 new accessible homes in our stunning Sherwood Forest location with 24/7 care support on tap.  Tenants in the Laurels Development will have easy access to nearby Mansfield and Nottingham in addition to amazing on-site facilities such as our Woodland Adventure Zone and a hydrotherapy pool. Our new homes will be state-of-the art in the fight against climate change.

Portland Charity operates an Ofsted Outstanding specialist college, care home, day services and adult education programmes for people with disabilities. We are a Centre of Excellence for Autism.

As a charity, we are looking for supporters who can help us deliver this exciting project and give the gift of independence to more people with disabilities.

To donate or for more information please contact our Fundraising Team on 01623 499111 or email

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You can make a real difference for disabled people

We are pathfinders in identifying and addressing the needs of the individual to improve their quality of life.

By supporting this ambitious project, you will be directly improving the lives of people with disabilities, helping them to have the choice and support to live independently. 

Be part of something brilliant!

We’d love your support

Support as an individual

Challenge yourself to something new and raise money from your friends and family as support.

Support as a business

We would be thrilled to hear your ideas, and work with you to create a perfect partnership.

Support as a Volunteer

If you can spare a little bit of time, we’d love to welcome you to our volunteering team.

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