The Whitworth Trust
Who we are
The Whitworth Trust is a small local charity, formed entirely of volunteers, and was set up to provide support for vulnerable, homeless young women in Cambridge.
The Trust takes its name from its association with Whitworth House, a hostel which provides accommodation for vulnerable, homeless young women in Cambridge. Whitworth House was officially opened in May 1998, and is home for up to 15 residents, all aged between 16 and 25. It provides a supporting communal environment for the residents, enabling them to undertake training and qualifications and work towards independence. All of the residents are able to stay in the House for up to two years.
The Whitworth Trust provides support to the House and its young residents, but it also raises money to help vulnerable and homeless women in Cambridge more generally, including women of any stage of life, with children or without. To this end we raise money to help local front line agencies, in order to provide emergency and supported accommodation for women in the city.