Trafford Hall: Chester’s hidden gem creating national community impact

Over the course of 250 years, Trafford Hall has watched countless stories unfold within its walls. Hidden in a quiet corner of Chester, this remarkable place has lived many lives, from a cherished family home to a bustling factory and a joyous wedding venue. Beyond its diverse history, Trafford Hall’s enduring legacy lies in its […]

Opportunity to contribute to our award winning Housing Plus Academy research

Housing associations, both large and small, are invited to contribute to the Housing Plus Academy’s next think tank event. Led by the London School of Economics (LSE) Housing and Communities team, the Housing Plus Academy is a partnership between LSE Housing, the NCRC (National Communities Resource Centre) and 17 leading social housing providers. Since its […]

Residents, Social Landlords and Community Groups invited to cost of living think tank

This Housing Plus Academy event will explore ways different groups are responding to the crisis. Always keen to tackle significant issues, the Housing Plus Academy has announced its next think tank event, which will focus on the cost of living crisis. Taking place on 20th October, this unique event will bring residents, as well as […]

Celebrating 1 year of partnership with Regenda Group and YHA (England & Wales)

Supporters of Trafford Hall met to celebrate the successful partnership between The Regenda Group, YHA (England & Wales) and the NCRC. Supporters of Trafford Hall, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Chester, met to celebrate the one year anniversary of The Regenda Group, YHA (Youth Hostels Association) and the NCRC (National Communities Resource Centre) and […]

Housing Plus Academy Research awarded 4-star rating by Research Excellence Framework

Professor Anne Power, Chair of NCRC

An impact case study, based on the work of the Housing Plus Academy, was included in the London School of Economics’ submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), contributing to the school’s overall 4-star rating. Led by the London School of Economics (LSE) Housing and Communities team, the Housing Plus Academy is a partnership between […]

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

Sir John Hills posing for a photograph behind a desk of papers

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

A group of event attendees posing in front of Trafford Hall

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 […]

community volunteers painting a wall

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