The Fifth Trust is a Kent-based charity that has been supporting adults with learning disabilities for over 30 years.


We provide day care services on two sites in the beautiful Elham Valley near Canterbury for around 170 students.

Through an extensive timetable of educational, practical and creative activities tailored to each individual, we help them to strengthen their life skills, and build their confidence so they can make their own choices, large or small.

Some of the work they make - including pictures, greetings cards, woodwork and ceramics -  is sold through our social enterprises and online shop in support of The Fifth Trust.

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The Vineyard Cafe at The Fifth Trust in Elham

The Vineyard Garden Centre and Vineyard Café help support our day care service provision and provide rewarding work experience opportunities for our students.

The garden centre offers a great range of plants - many propagated ourselves - seeds, bulbs, tools and ornaments. Customers can also buy logs, order garden furniture and log stores from the Wood Shack, and book our garden maintenance team.

The café serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Our own Elham Valley Vineyard still and sparkling wines, jams and chutneys are also available.

Our Social Enterprises

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