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At Our Barn, we are a registered charity (number 1181421) that runs community-based activities providing learning, life skills and social interaction for young people aged between 16 to 35 with learning disabilities or autism.

 

Our rather unusual name was chosen by the young people and comes from the log cabin we use in Redlees Play Centre. We have extended the opportunities we offer, but Our Barn Youth Club remains one of our flagship projects. Details of what we offer can be found on our What we do page.

 

We enjoy sharing what we do on social media too - see the appropriate icons.

Mayor Tony's charity for 2019/20

 

We are delighted to be one of the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Tony Louki's charities for his 2019/20 mayoral year, alongside Hounslow Seniors Trust.

 

He aims to raise funds for our cycling project, Buddy Bicycles, which brings adapted cycling to the safe and picturesque Osterley Park and offers work experience opportunities to young people with learning disabilities or autism. The tricycles seat two people side-by-side, are specially imported and cost around £5,000 each!

 

Please go to the Mayor's Just Giving page if you would like to make a contribution.

 

We are running a number of fund-raising events this year which aim to raise awareness of learning disabilities and autism across the borough of Hounslow and beyond.

 

May 19 -

Our Barn wins Charity of the Year from University of West London VTeam, for volunteer placements. 

 

Buddy Bicycles at Osterley Park

Buddy Bicycles is our mini social enterprise. We hire out adapted two-seater and single-seater tricycles, and provide work experience for people with learning disabilities or autism. Contact cycling@ourbarn.org.uk to arrange hire. 

Our garden outreach team are seeking a patch of unloved public space to transform. Contact cathy@ourbarn.org.uk

 

 

London Living Wage 

At Our Barn we value our staff and pay London Living Wage rates as a minimum. We also invest in training, mentoring and guidance and seek to develop all our workers. Check the Vacancies page for currently available roles.

Give as you Live

Want to help us raise funds for Our Barn Community for free? Well now you can just by shopping online via Give as you Live!

 

When you shop at over 4,200 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Amazon via Give as you Live, they'll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us! 

 

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It's that simple!

 

Get started today by clicking the image above.

 

Give As you Live also handles our Donate button found at the top of this page

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Our Barn Community is a CIO registered with the Charity Commission under number 1181421 Registered Office: Jubilee Lodge, Osterley Park, Jersey Road, Isleworth TW7 4RB © Our Barn Community 2014-2019