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Thera Trust is a charity (no.1090163) that leads the Thera Group of companies. We support adults with a learning disability to live the life they choose.

Safe and Secure



We believe that people with a learning disability should live the life they want, surrounded by people who love and care for them.


Many people with a learning disability continue to live with their parents as they grow older. Very few families have done any future planning or made a will.

safeSafe and Secure is a book and will act as a manual to give you the advice and tools you need to ensure your loved one has a safe and secure future, surrounded by people who care about them even when you are no longer around.

futureWe want to empower people with a learning disability and their families to make their own decisions. Safe and Secure has been written to help families and will:

  1. Inspire you to face your fears and plan for the future of your relative when you are no longer around.
  2. Help you to be sure that your wishes, dreams and desires for your relative can shape their future.
  3. Guide you through the process of making sure that your relative will always have people around them that know and care about them.
  4. Help you to make a plan for your relative's legal and financial security, along with practical tips about how to put these in place. 

Safe and Secure will act as your guide, offering step-by-step advice, allaying fears and rationalising the various hoops that people with special needs, their families, friends and carers need, either to leap through or neatly sidestep during the course of their lives.’ Ian Rankin


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To celebrate the publication of the book, we will be holding a series of official lauch events. At these events, you will be able to

  • attend short workshops to help you start planning for the future of your relative;
  • talk to people in a similar situation to yours, who have already started their planning;
  • speak with experts on will writing and financial planning; and
  • receive a free book.

Our next events will take place in Darlington, Dorchester and Ipswich on the following dates:

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 10:30am to 2:30pm, Firthmoor Community Centre  (Burnside Road, Darlington, DL1 4SU)

Thursday 1 December 2016, 10:30am to 2:30pm, The Dorford Centre (Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RR)

Thursday 19 January 2017, 10:30am to 2:30pm, Ipswich Hotel (formerly known as Cameo Hotel) (Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JD)

To book a place, please email or call 0300 303 1280, or please fill out our online booking form

Contact us to request a book or to find out more about Safe and Secure.