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About Us

The Brothers of Charity Services in the United Kingdom is part of an international movement working in 28 countries.


Founded in Belgium in 1807 by Canon Peter Joseph Triest, the Brothers of Charity work with marginalised, disadvantaged and excluded people in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.


Services and support are provided to people regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation or race. In the United Kingdom, the Brothers of Charity specialise in services for adults with learning disabilities.


The Brothers of Charity Services was established in Merseyside in 1903 as St Edward’s Orphanage which remained until 1956. In 1958 the Brothers commenced a new era of caring for people with learning disabilities and today the service is currently provided in geographical areas; Liverpool, Thingwall and St Helens / Knowsley / Greater Manchester.


Whilst there are no longer any Brothers actively involved in the delivery of services in Merseyside/ Greater Manchester, we are still under the aegis of the Brothers of Charity and still uphold the vision of their founder in the caring for others.