The Brothers of Charity Services in the United Kingdom is part of an international organisation 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.
The Brothers of Charity came to England in the late 19th century, opening the Buckley Hall Orphanage in Rochdale in 1888, St Edwards Orphanage at Thingwall Hall in Liverpool in 1903 and in 1932 they established their first service for persons with learning disabilities at Lisieux Hall, Chorley in Lancashire.
Following the footsteps of Canon Triest, the Brothers of Charity Services in Greater Manchester work in conjunction with local health authorities, social services, and health board areas to provide services in the community.
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.