Support the Professor Sir John Hills Memorial Fund, to help us build an outdoor classroom

In 2020 on the passing of one of NCRC’s greatest supporters, Professor John Hills, Dame Sue Owen launched this memorial fund in his honour.    John, who was married to Anne Power, Chair and founder of the National Resource Communities Centre (NCRC), was passionate about the work of the NCRC and Trafford Hall in helping people fulfil their potential.  […]

Upcoming event: Opportunities for Empowerment

Book now! This two day, residential event is CIH certified and provides a perfect opportunity for you to reconnect with your resident groups and strengthen relationships post covid-19. Our experienced facilitator, provided by The Learning Foundry (TLF), creates lively discussions, allowing inspiration to flow before bringing it all together into a realistic and deliverable community […]

NCRC invites housing groups to participate in tenant empowerment event

The CIH certified, ‘Opportunities for Empowerment’ event will take place on 15-16 June at Trafford Hall, Chester. Housing associations and other organisations are being encouraged to bring representatives from their tenant groups to a 2-day residential think-tank event, designed to reinvigorate resident involvement and community activity post Covid-19. Delivered by the National Communities Resource Centre […]

Previous CEO of the National Housing Federation appointed as trustee

ncrc trustees david

The National Communities Resource Centre (NCRC) based in the recently re-opened Trafford Hall, has appointed David Orr CBE to their board of trustees. David is widely respected for his role in championing the social housing sector, campaigning to advance the interests of Housing Associations at all levels of government. With over 30 years’ experience David […]

Q&A with NCRC at Trafford Hall Kickstart employee, Sophie Whitehead

Sophie Whitehead

In July, NCRC at Trafford Hall partnered with training provider The Learning Foundry to recruit Sophie Whitehead as part of a 6-month Kickstart scheme.   The Learning Foundry are passionate about helping people and businesses achieve their full potential. Whether it’s helping someone to start or progress in their career or supporting a business to recruit new staff […]

Trafford Hall set to re-open its doors

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YHA (England & Wales) has been appointed by The Regenda Group to run and manage a new youth hostel and training centre located on the outskirts of Chester. Due to open in 2021 when government restrictions allow, the new youth hostel will create jobs, training and volunteering opportunities in two of the hardest hit sectors […]