'Working hard to further the understanding and practice of planned environment therapy, the Trust promotes and supports therapeutic approaches to the treatment of children and adults who have suffered emotional and psychological hurts. Reaching out from our base, the Barns Centre, we work to support, develop, promote and preserve this important way of working and living.'
An active and engaged enterprise, with an extensive collection of archives, oral histories and a dedicated research library, the Planned Environment Therpay Trust is hub for exchange and discussion, actively reaching out and working with a range of individuals, organisations and communities concerned and involved with therapeutic environments.
With on-site conference facilities and residential accommodation, our base the Barns Centre is a peaceful and unique venue, making it ideal for small conferences, group retreats, training courses or workshops. Home to a unique (and ever expanding) Archive and Study Centre, we hold a range of material relevant to the field of therapeutic care and welcome students, historians and researchers in a variety of disciplines.