The Trussell Trust works to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK. It works with the people that society forgets, providing practical help through sustainable projects and enabling each person to realise that they are valued.
Its vision is to build communities where people of all backgrounds are included and have the opportunity to live in dignity with hope for the future.
Carol and Paddy Henderson founded The Trussell Trust in 1997 based on a legacy left by Carol’s mother, Betty Trussell.
Moved to help forgotten people, The Trussell Trust’s initial Bulgaria projects focussed on improving conditions for the 60+ children sleeping at Central Railway Station in Bulgaria. The Trust’s work soon expanded not only in Bulgaria, but in the UK too.