DIY Community Action

Our 2017-2018 Course Programme is now open for bookings!

All courses start with registration at 9.30am and finish around 4pm (these timings will be confirmed when bookings are made)

Upcoming Courses:

 

Being on a committee and playing a leading role

20th-21st February

This course is for tenants who are part of a tenants or community group and may be thinking of becoming more involved.
This course will give you the chance to reflect and develop your skills and will help you to understand the roles and responsibilities of
being on a committee so that your group can work more effectively together.

Being involved with your Landlord requires confidence, skills and commitment and often there is not enough time within meetings to
ensure you are getting what you need to do your job effectively. On Day 2 we will explore how you can influence your landlords decision making process.

There is a small grant fund attached to this programme, so while you are here you will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £300 to help your project develop.

Cost of this course:
£70 for the first person from an organisation and £50 for all other members of the same organisation

http://www.traffordhall.com/community-learning/diy-community-action-form/

 

Engaging Your Community

12th-13th March

If you are active in your community, a member of a tenants committee or panel, on the board of your social landlord, or an elected community representative, you will often have to speak and act on behalf of others.
This course will explore the key principles and practices of effective community representation.
You will look at skills needed by community representatives; how to reach out and listen to the voices of different sections of your community; practical tools and techniques for consulting and engaging people of all ages; and ways of remaining accountable for your actions as a representative.
This practical and engaging course will include opportunities for you to share your experiences, problems and ideas with others.

There is a small grant fund attached to this programme, so while you are here you will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £300 to help your project develop.

Cost of this course:
£70 for the first person from an organisation and £50 for all other members of the same organisation

http://www.traffordhall.com/community-learning/diy-community-action-form/

 

The DIY Community Action Programme offers interactive, informal courses aimed at individuals and groups who want to make a positive impact on their neighbourhoods. They are designed in collaboration between Trafford Hall and independent Trainers who are qualified and knowledgeable in their fields. All courses are held over two days, giving you a chance to learn and reflect in the beautiful surroundings of Trafford Hall.

There is a small grant fund attached to this programme, so while you are here you will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £300 to help your project develop.

Booking
If you would like to book a place, or find out more details, please click on the courses below to find out more and apply online. Alternatively please phone Philippa on 01244 300246 if you would like to ask any questions.

Accessibility
There are no entry requirements for our courses – they are open to individuals from all backgrounds, and can be adapted to suit needs and abilities. If you have any particular access needs, such as large-print, specific colour overlays, or braille, or you have particular dietary requirements, please do let us know on your application form. Our on-site accommodation includes several accessible rooms, en-suite single and twin rooms and is linked by easy-access paths and ramps to the main building and training venues.

 

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  • "Meeting community representatives at Trafford Hall is one of the most inspiring experiences - seeing what people can do, with a little help, particularly meeting young people and hearing direct from them about how it changes their thinking."

    Richard Rogers, Architect and President of Trafford Hall, December 2012