Ulverscroft Education Centre


This is our biggest project since the Foundation was founded! Become involved and help the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation develop an education centre for the elderly, adults with disabilities and young people. More info coming soon. read more

The Manor

Ulverscroft Manor offers the ideal venue for small meetings and conferences in a prestigious location deep in the heart of Leicestershire’s beautiful Charnwood Forest. read more

Grow with us

Our latest project is our community allotment, helping disabled and disadvantaged young people benefit from learning the skills to grow and produce fruit and vegetables. read more

Tea room

Open Mon-Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm Indulge in one of our home made cakes for afternoon tea or make a day of it and enjoy a light lunch, our staff and volunteers will be happy to serve you.read more

The Grange

Come and relax in the beautiful settings of Ulverscroft Grange, now open to the public we can offer support from our information hub or if you need one on one support, please make an appointment with our support worker who will be happy to meet with you and discuss your needs.read more

Charity shops

Open Mon-Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm come and browse our selection, if you require any assistance our team of volunteers will be on-hand to help you.read more

Model Railway

Manned by a team of dedicated volunteers, our model railway is a real treat for any enthusiast! Even if you are not interested in the trains, the beautiful scenery and quaint villages will take you on a trip down memory lane.read more

Make a Donation

There are many ways in which you, your business or group can help the Foundation. For full details please visit our volunteering page. To make a donation towards the work of the Foundation please click the link below. Your donations will make a real difference towards the Foundation’s ongoing work; providing support, care and friendship to the elderly, adults with disabilities and young people.

Venue Hire

Ulverscroft Manor offers the ideal venue for small meetings and conferences in a prestigious location deep in the heart of Leicestershire’s beautiful Charnwood Forest. With ample parking within yards of this spectacular property and woodland walks to help unwind during breaks, Ulverscroft Manor is the perfect getaway, providing an unpressurised environment for serious business.

Yew Trail

Yew Trail and the surrounding grounds provide an inspirational, magical environment for children of all ages and backgrounds. This wonderful site offers a wide variety of activities that suit the learning needs and styles of a range of individuals and provides the opportunity to study cross curriculum activities.
Welcome to the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

About Us

Founded in 1989 by the late Mr David Clarke, the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation is a registered charity situated on the edge of Charnwood Forest. The Foundation is mainly dedicated to Ivy Shuttlewood, David’s mother, who by marriage became Mrs Arnold Clarke. Her spirit of faith, love and giving to which she dedicated her life still lives on in the wonderful work of this unique, local charity.

The main focus of the Foundation’s work is to ease loneliness and suffering and to offer comfort and support to the elderly and adults of all ages with disabilities, throughout the Leicestershire area.

**Please be advised that our new website is under construction. We appreciate your patience whilst we complete this work **

Our Values

The Foundation was conceived by and through the selfless generosity of its founder; the late David A Clarke. The simplicity of what the Foundation offers is what makes it unique and as we expand and develop our work in the years to come David’s vision will always be at the heart of what we do. We are committed to working in partnership and treating all with respect and compassion.

Our Mission

Companionship and a sense of family We work with the elderly and adults with disabilities; the housebound and socially isolated. We provide a warm, welcoming environment where our visitors can enjoy companionship and a sense of family in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. Guidance, help and a listening ear Through a range of services we offer practical, physical and emotional assistance in order to enhance and increase quality of life. Health and education We develop facilities that promote wellbeing and extend the opportunity to explore, enjoy and experience the natural world through practical involvement. We embrace the learning outside the classroom ethos and provide an inspirational learning environment for children of all ages, abilities and diverse ethnic and social backgrounds.