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