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Shaw Trust service areas


Shaw Trust is one of the largest third sector providers of public services in the UK. Each year we work with 50,000 people to help them achieve their employment, health and learning ambitions, as well as working with local partners to help local communities flourish.
For a range of commissioners, we provide high-quality and innovative services including employment, skills and apprenticeships, justice, mental health and wellbeing provision, and community-led-social enterprise projects. We operate a network of charity retail shops across the country, and run schools through Shaw Education Trust.  We also offer services for employers including free staff recruitment and accessibility services. With a mission to ensure inclusivity for all, we use any profits generated for further social investment.
With over 30 years’ experience of supporting people marginalised in society to overcome barriers, we aim to be the leading third sector provider of public services.
If you feel you would benefit from receiving one of the services that Shaw Trust delivers, then please visit the relevant service page or visit the contact us page to get in touch. If you are interested in commissioning services from Shaw Trust, please visit the commission us page.
Shaw Trust Services

Employment Services

Shaw Trust provides employment services to help people from a diverse range of backgrounds to find and stay in work. We work to equip individuals with the skills they need to develop a successful career.
Employment Services

Skills and Apprenticeships

Shaw Trust's skills training and apprenticeship initiatives provide opportunities to learn new skills and to earn while you learn.

Justice Services

Shaw Trust delivers services for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). Our goal is to enable the people we support to contribute positively to society. We do this by supporting offenders to gain lasting life and employability skills.
Justice Services

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Shaw Trust provides a range of services to help people improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. We work in partnership with local health services, charities and businesses to connect people with the services they need, when they need them.
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Social Enterprise

Shaw Trust runs enterprises and social enterprises that offer training opportunities, provide valuable services. We run seven horticulture and/or wood recycling enterprises across the UK. These provide meaningful work experience and support individuals to improve their skills.
Social Enterprises

Shaw Education Trust

Shaw Education Trust is a multi-academy trust, which leads and manages academies, sponsored by Shaw Trust. We are passionate that young people should have brighter futures and so we operate schools to help them get the best education possible.
Shaw Education Trust


Shaw Trust’s retail shops are an important part of our charitable fundraising activities. We use the funds raised to reinvest in the communities in which we operate, including supporting those we serve towards brighter futures.
Charity Shops

Fifty Plus Services (50+)

Shaw Trust is committed to providing services to support individuals aged 50 and over to achieve brighter futures by moving into employment, gaining independence and taking control of their lives.
Fifty Plus

Services for Employers

Shaw Trust is a registered charity with extensive local community links. This means we can help your business find the right staff, save money and give something back to the community – all free of charge.
Services for employers

Accessibility Services

Shaw Trust provides accessibility services to help organisations improve their accessibility. We provide: Website accessibility auditing, Training, Consultancy, Website design and development, Access to buildings consultancy, Disability equality training.
Accessibility Services