RHLT is committed to creating and supporting real opportunities for people with a learning disability living within the Borough of Richmond and the surrounding areas.

Our Vision

Our vision is to expand our existing services and to create new opportunities.  

We will develop and grow our successful activity provision and work experience scheme and our aim is to become a leading provider of these services in the Borough.

We will support people with a learning disability to live the lives that they choose by providing a gateway to employment and affordable activities through which they can widen their social circles.


We are a values-driven Trust and our core values include the following: -

  • We will support and engage with all of our staff, our volunteers and the people who use our services.
  • We will be forward thinking and creative in all that we do.  
  • We aspire to break down barriers; we want the people whom we support to be able to reach their full potential.
  • We are dedicated to the personal development of all of our staff members and volunteers.
  • We will be passionate about what we do.
  • We will fulfil our objectives with integrity and pride.

My name is Donna and I attend RHLT Work Experience. Firstly I went to Richmond Adult Community College to learn about my role in social care which helped me to develop more skills. After this course I started my work placement at Laurel Dene Care Home in Hampton where I run a quiz and help out with picture bingo. I am also a befriender for the residents. I have also attended some of RHLT trips such as Winchester and Longleat Centre parcs. These trips are good value for money and were helpful, well organised and a lot of fun which also taught me some life skills.

The RHLT Work experience and trips have helped to increase my confidence, meet new people and make new friends, and overcome obstacles. I also have learned new skills such as time management, being punctual and now know that it’s okay to fail and try again. I have also become more independent and learned to be more healthy.

I would recommend anyone to come and try out RHLT’s Work Experience, activities and trips. RHLT have fun and friendly staff and are very supportive and honest.
— Donna Harrison