In 1938 Julia Sweet moved her pioneering School of Stitchery and Lace to Bookham. Her aim was to train young women with disabilities in needlework so that they could earn their own living.

Eighty years on, as The Grange, we are proud to continue that vital work providing:

114 people with learning disabilities with accommodation and care

70 people with independent living training

90 skills and activities sessions a week 

To celebrate our 80th anniversary, we are launching the Grange 80:80 campaign to raise £80,000 to support our work into the future. 

Adult social care budgets have been hit hard in recent years and people with learning disabilities get very little allowance for health and fitness, outings or social and leisure activities.

We want to keep up our high quality services: getting people out and about in the community, learning how make healthy food choices, finding a fitness activity they like, going to concerts, art galleries and social events.

"I think the people here are really fine
and it's just such a nice place to be."
Alice, Grange resident

"Pat is now a regular cyclist having

gained confidence at

The Grange Cycle Club"

Be on our 'Window on the Future'

We are grateful to all volunteers and supporters and our regular donors.

As a special thank you to all new regular donors in this iconic year we will have your name etched on our commemoration window at The Grange which we've named our 'Window on the Future'.

Please press the 'Donate' button above right for details on regular giving or one-off donations.