The Real World Trust – history
The idea for the Real World Trust was formed in 1998 with the aim to provide a half way house for people living in Whitecroft – the former psychiatric hospital for the Isle of Wight. The trust was incorporated on 1st November 1990 and granted charitable status later in the same year. A four bedroom care home in Newport opened in 1992 and was later replaced by a ten bedroom facility at Butler Gardens.
The Real World Trust philosophy
- people suffering from substance abuse have a right to quality treatment and support
- treatment and support should be holistic, non-judgmental and flexible
- a hands-on, collaborative relationship with clients empowers them
- empowerment enables them to assume their rightful place in society