THE HENRIETTA PARKER TRUST (HPT) WELCOMES YOU
Leaving a Legacy
Henrietta Parker was a financially independent woman who lived in Molesey, in Elmbridge, Surrey. She was a very far-sighted woman, with a strong interest in people being given opportunities to fulfil their potential through training and skills development.
In her will, dated 09 December 1927, she left her Estate in trust for her daughter’s lifetime, following which, it was directed that a Trust be set up for a school or institution, for the instruction of cookery, laundry and hygiene in Molesey. The institution in question was for all to attend “so that no preference is given to any person or class of person”. Its syllabus was to prepare people for employment.
It is worth reflecting that at the time of Henrietta Parker’s decision to leave her bequest and at the time of her death in 1934, unemployment levels were particularly high, associated with the Great Depression. There were many individuals leaving school with little or no education, nor preparation for the workplace and it is not difficult to surmise that Henrietta Parker wished to improve the lives of local people.
Many years passed after the death of Mrs Parker’s daughter before effect could be given to the wishes under the will, and, by that time, the people envisaged by Mrs Parker who would benefit from the trust, such as, domestic servants or young girls going into household service in East Molesey had disappeared.
Henrietta Parker’s charitable bequest was validated by the High Court in 1959. In 1965 Surrey County Council succeeded the Bank as trustee of the charity.
With the agreement of the Charity Commissioners, the funds were vested in the Surrey County Education Committee and possibly Mrs Parker’s dreams have come true in part, by the excellent facilities offered in the well equipped Henrietta Parker Centre in West Molesey.
WHAT WE DO
Here at Henrietta Parker Trust Charity, our aim is to support Adult Skills Development.
Mrs Henrietta Parker, a local resident of Molesey, in Elmbridge, wished to leave a legacy, promising educational opportunities to adults that would help them to prepare for employment.
The Molesey (Henrietta Parker) Adult Learning Centre continues to offer this today and we are pleased that Surrey Adult Learning (SAL) are able to offer courses and learning opportunities for FREE to eligible learners as part of our Essential Skills programme of courses, using the HPT fund.
Whether you are looking to improve your cooking skills, gain employment skills or even just become more confident with your technology, we are here to offer the support you need.
The full list of courses currently available including full course information can be found via the links below.
Woodwork courses in the HPT Workshop
The HPT Workshop was built using money from the Trust, with the vision of creating a safe space to learn and develop new skills, but more importantly to also have a positive impact on a person’s health and wellbeing.
This building means that SAL can add Woodwork to its provision of courses that are offered, in a purposely built and equipped facility.
Courses are currently available and full course information can be found on the link below.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Terms and conditions do apply for our courses, details of which are below.
1. Learners will be reimbursed a maximum of £1.50 each way per session.
2. Learners must fully complete the Transport Support Application Form, agreeing to and signing the declaration within.
3. Learners must provide a valid receipt for each journey being claimed.
4. SAL staff will carry out cross-referencing with the course attendance register prior to approving reimbursements.
COURSES - COOKERY AND SEWING
Selected courses labelled as ‘HPT’ in the course title are primarily funded by the Trust and as such are available for FREE to eligible learners as part of our Essential Skills programme of courses.
1. Learners can enrol for one course at each stage or level in each subject offered as part of HPT per Academic Year. Following this, Learners should progress onto our main Universal programme.
2. Learners can only complete one course in each subject offered as part of HPT at a time.
3. Learners will need to enrol at the centre or over the phone (calling 0300 200 1044). We are sorry but enrolment cannot be done online except during the autumn term.
4. Learners will not receive a refund once enrolled under any circumstances, unless the entire course or individual sessions are cancelled by Surrey Adult Learning. Additionally, learners will not be able to transfer their course fees to a different or future course.
5. Learners will not receive any further discount or offer off the fee shown for the course.
6. Learners can enrol on courses in all subjects offered as part of HPT as per the terms above.
1. Learners will be reimbursed a maximum of £6.50 per hour for the duration of the session plus an additional 30 minutes per session.
2. Learners must fully complete the Childcare Support Application Form, agreeing to and signing the declaration within.
3. Learners must provide a valid receipt from their registered Ofsted childcare provider for each session being claimed.
4. SAL staff will carry out spot checks with childcare providers as well as cross-referencing with the course attendance register prior to approving reimbursements.