Working Together

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors we have worked hard to improve our facilities and equipment to accommodate people with multiple disabilities, fitting automatic wide entrance doors and push button bedroom doors, new accessible bathrooms and specialist bedroom furniture.

We have adapted canoes using hoists for wheelchair users, improved the overhead rail system on our wheelchair ropes course and upgraded the approach paths to our sensory garden and play area to allow wheelchair access. We have built an all weather wheelchair friendly sports area at the entrance to our playing fields and our most recent project, a wheelchair user accessible indoor climbing wall was opened in 2015.

Our next planned undertaking is to upgrade our existing ropes course to make it more exciting for young people with varying degrees of disability. We wish to add sensory stimulants such as colourful plants and lighting, sounds from wind plants and running water, tastes and smells from perfumed, edible herbs and rope type vines to assist wheelchair users in pulling themselves along the course. 

As a charity none of this is possible without people like you. We rely on donations of all sizes to allow us to continue providing the best experiential residential facility that is totally inclusive for young people of all ages and abilities. 

If you feel that are able to contribute to the future of Dukes Barn and help us continue working with the young people we serve, please use the link below to make a contribution. 

All donations of any size are appreciated. Thank you for visiting our site today.


A big debt of thanks is owed to the following people and organisations for their support:

Lady Morris - Kilworth Challenge - St James Place Foundation - Midlands Co-op Community Fund - Open Gate - Derbyshire Dales - DC Community Fund - The Hedley Foundation - Pets at Home - Kelloggs - Variety Club - Heaton School - West Bridgford Primary School - Beeley Parish Church - Stratford Prep School - Awards for All - Mr. Gilbert Hinckley - Stancliffe Stone - Matlock Tarmac - Markowitz - HSS Hire - Derbyshire Community Foundation - Derbyshire Building Society - DCC Members Community Leadership Scheme - Lubrizol - Derbyshire rotary Clubs - Derbyshire Clay Shoot