The Joseph Trust is a Christian Charity which helps young people who are finding mainstream education challenging in York and the surrounding area. We cater for a mix of young people ranging from those who have been excluded or at risk of being excluded to young people who need support because of Special Educational Needs or Mental Health Needs.
The young people we work with are usually aged between 7-16 years old and can be referred to us direct from schools or through councils.
What we do
We provide an alternative education for pupils who are struggling emotionally, our peaceful environment gives opportunities to be quiet and calm while engaging with nature away from the business of school life. We are based on Farmland near Pocklington and we offer a range of woodland activities, alongside opportunities in small animal management, horticulture and exploring our surrounding area in a variety of ways.
We offer opportunities for young people to engage with the natural world in a fun and adventurous way where they build their self esteem, confidence, resilience, social skills and take appropriate risks. We tailor our provision to reach individual needs within our therapeutic environment.