The Planned Environment Therapy Trust promotes and supports therapeutic approaches to the treatment of children and adults who have suffered emotional and psychological hurts. Founded in 1966, the Trust reaches out from our base, the Barns Centre in Gloucestershire, to understand, support, develop and promote planned environment therapy and the therapeutic community approach to working and living; and to preserve the history and heritage of this work and approach both for its own sake, and as a tool for learning.'
An active and engaged enterprise, with consultancy and events, and an extensive collection of archives, oral histories and a dedicated research library, the Planned Environment Therapy Trust is a hub for exchange and discussion, actively reaching out and working with a range of individuals, organisations and communities concerned and involved with education and therapeutic environments of many kinds.
With on-site conference facilities and residential accommodation, our Barns Centre base is a peaceful and stimulating venue, making it ideal for small conferences, group retreats, training courses and workshops. Home to a unique (and ever growing) Archive and Study Centre, we hold a range of material relevant to the field of therapeutic care, and welcome students, community members, practitioners, and researchers across a variety of interests and disciplines.