St Loye’s Foundation

St Loye’s Foundation is a charity that strives to transform lives and make a difference in the communities in which we operate. We do this by helping disabled and disadvantaged people fulfil their potential, achieve their aspirations and live more independently at home, at work and in the community.

We offer a broad range of programmes, services and charitable projects and have dedicated staff with extensive expertise. Our work ranges from helping people with a disability, health and or mental health condition to find and stay in work, supporting people that have learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions to working with offenders and ex-offenders re-integrating them back into the community and providing Military and Veterans support.

We have been helping communities since 1937 and are proud to have had Her Majesty The Queen as our Patron since 1947. On the 13th November 1946, St Loye’s was visited by Her Royal Highness, Princess Elizabeth. The Princess won the hearts of those attending and the memory of her visit has been long cherished. A year later in 1947, Her Royal Highness subsequently became the Patron of St Loye’s Foundation and Her Majesty’s ongoing support of the work we do and the people we help inspires us all to achieve more.

One such inspirational person that we have helped is James, who had dreams of being a qualified LGV driver. He was born with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects one in every 15,000 children in England causing a constant hunger, reduced muscle tone and varied learning and behavioural difficulties.

We supported James on his journey providing him with accommodation, advising him on his CV and cover letter, training him in job searching software and approaching companies on his behalf for job trials.

We helped James address other issues such as low self-esteem and nervousness and encouraged him to identify his strengths and learn techniques to remain calm and relaxed.

James has now achieved his dream of securing a permanent role as an LGV driver and says; “I couldn’t have done it on my own. It’s amazing because I have the potential for a job for life now, I feel proud of myself.”

At St Loye’s, we strive to transform lives and make a difference in the communities in which we operate. We draw inspiration from the incredible people we help and from the service and dedication our Patron has shown us over the last 69 years.

To find out more about what we do and to read/hear some of the inspirational stories of the people we have supported,