The Lin Berwick Trust is a registered charity founded by Lin Berwick but it does not benefit her personally in any way.
Lin Berwick is blind, has cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user, and as a result of her own inability to find holiday accommodation suitably adapted for her disabilities she and her husband, Ralph, founded The Lin Berwick Trust in 1989. It was their aim and that of their fellow Trustees to try to fill this gap in the holiday accommodation market, using Lin's own disabilities as the starting point for the design of the holiday houses that the Trust was to build.
The Trust opened its first holiday house for the disabled, Berwick Cottage, in East Harling, Norfolk in 1997. It has been a resounding success, receiving the highest accolades for disabled holiday accommodation from Tourism for All (formerly Holiday Care) and VisitBritain, which has given it the award of Access Exceptional under the new National Accessible Standards Scheme and a 4-star rating under the National Quality Assessment Scheme. The Trust's second holiday house for the disabled, Denis Duncan House, in Dirleton, East Lothian, opened its doors to holidaymakers in 2006.