Newly elected Northamptonshire County Council Chairman, Cllr Phil Larratt will be supporting The Caring and Sharing Trust as his chosen charity during his term in office.
The Caring and Sharing Trust is a national charity that has been working with people with learning disabilities, their families, carers, and care professionals for more than 29 years.
Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, the Trust is best known for its pioneering work in the use of arts-based therapy programmes but has also developed a range of complementary services.
Cllr Larratt said: “The Caring and Sharing Trust is an excellent organisation which offers people with learning disabilities an opportunity to find friendship, acceptance and belonging and allow them to grow as individuals.
“Based at Cotton’s Farmhouse, the peaceful rural location also provides a safe-haven of calm and relaxation.
“The range of activities on offer includes an art studio, music room and peaceful grounds with an orchard and full of wildlife.
“I’ve been a supporter of the charity for a number of years and recently I was honoured to become a patron of it. I am delighted that I can offer my support to the charity through my role as Chairman of the county council.”
About Cllr Larratt
Northampton born, Cllr Larratt was educated at Cedar Road Primary, St Matthews Junior and Cherry Orchard Secondary Modern School, before completing his education at Weston Favell Upper School in 1973.
Upon completing his education Cllr Larratt took up a career as a civil servant. When he took early retirement in 2011, he was working for the Health and Safety Executive at Brackmills.
Cllr Larratt is also a Northampton Borough councillor, representing St George Ward from 1983 to 1995, and East Hunsbury from 1999 to date.
Outside of politics, Cllr Larratt, who became disabled in 2006, enjoys watching sport. He is a keen supporter of Northampton Saints and an avid follower of Formula 1.