How it all started…
Mary Frances Trust is named after the two women who set it up. One, Frances, a Senior Social Worker, the other, Mary, a journalist and carer. The two met whilst serving together on the board of a Housing Association. They became friends and decided to set up a new resource in the Leatherhead area to support local people who used mental health services and enable them to achieve their own particular aspirations and goals.
They began by looking at International Models for inspiration. After visiting the Clubhouse in Malmo Sweden, they decided to set up a Clubhouse locally where members and staff would work side by side. The Leatherhead Clubhouse was officially opened in 1994.
Our main building in Leatherhead is now known as The Crescent Centre. Here, we provide some of our services. We also provide services from venues in Epsom, Ashtead and Dorking. Services in East Elmbridge are provided by WWAG. We will soon be providing services in Banstead.
[Photo: Member of our Photography Group]