The Kepplewray Centre's History & Vision
Believing everyone to be equal, whilst realising potential through the development of skills, broadening of experiences and facing challenges in supportive and positive environments.
The Bethesda Project Burundi begins. A sister project is established by staff and trustees of Kepplewray in the Central African nation of Burundi.
Kepplewray ethos of inclusion and experimental mixed ability programmes create discussion and dialogue with key advisors in the formative stage of what would result in the UK Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
A group of people from all works of life who were running Christian summer camps for young people came together with the single objective of running activities that would not exclude anyone and set up a charity, The Kepplewray Trust.
Volunteers and professionals adapt Kepplewray to allow up to 76 people to sleep in bunk house style accommodation by extending on to the 2nd floor.
Kepplewray hosts the government backed National Citizen Service, "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" that helps build skills for work and life by taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
After investing in excess of £½ million in Kepplewray's development providing accommodation for up to 55 guests, The Kepplewray Trust opens its doors more fully to mixed ability groups and guests of all ages.
The House built in 1899 is purchased and modified to accommodate both able bodied and disabled people.