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 […]

Help us build an outdoor classroom

Family in the grounds of Trafford Hall Chester

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

25% off stays at Trafford Hall

drone shot of the traffors hall building

Situated just outside the city centre of Chester, YHA Chester Trafford Hall now offers brand-new hostel accommodation and if you book during January, you will get 25% off! YHA Chester Trafford Hall was originally built in 1756 and combines the grandeur of a glorious Georgian house with modern, sustainable facilities. Private and dorm rooms are […]

Remembering Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers, Trafford Hall

One of Britain’s most celebrated architects and great friend and colleague of Trafford Hall and the NCRC, Richard Rogers, has sadly passed away.   Richard was known for designing some of the world’s most famous buildings including the Pompidou Centre and the Millennium Dome. He was a founding Director of Trafford Hall since its inception in 1988 and the charity’s President from 1991 until 2019.  Richard’s passion for architecture came from creating places for all people and through this passion Richard was instrumental in helping […]