The Jigsaw Trust’s aim is to improve the lives of children and adults affected by autism through the provision of high quality, accessible, educational, vocational and well-being services.

The Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity that was established in 1999 by a group of parents of children diagnosed with autism. In the same year it raised enough funds to set up the Jigsaw CABAS® School, opening its doors to six children. Today the school has provision for up to 60 pupils, aged 4 to 19 years.

The Trust actively fundraises to support the growth and development of the school by providing classroom resources, playground facilities and IT equipment. It also fundraises for special projects. Recent initiatives have resulted in the provision of a dedicated Food Technology Room, Sensory Room, Soft Play Room, Art Room and a Daily Living Skills area.

The Trust has also raised funds to support adults with autism and related disabilities through the development of a new adult services and social enterprise provision which launched in September 2012: Jigsaw+. For details of this service and the Centre for Lifelong Living, please call: 01483 277366 or email

In addition, the Trust has launched a new Social Enterprise; "Café on the Park" - open Monday to Friday from 7am - 4pm, the café serves breakfast items, freshly made sandwiches and hot food along with Costa coffee and other delicious snacks and beverages.

Through a programme of fundraising and networking initiatives The Trust will ensure that more and more people will benefit from the opportunities it gives.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact or click on the PayPal button at the bottom of the website.

Together with the Friends of Jigsaw and our other supporters we aim to provide a brighter future for people diagnosed with autism and their families.