Highly Commended Conservation!

Birdseye view of Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Sustainable Development category at the 2021 Cheshire West and Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation. The awards celebrate the best examples of recent changes to the built environment.   The Trafford Hall buildings and grounds are ran by the National Community and Resource Centre (NCRC) which is a charity, helping to change where and how […]

Previous CEO of the National Housing Federation appointed as trustee

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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 […]

A message from Lord Richard Rogers

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Communities across the UK are facing hard times, but the 10 million people living in social housing are at the sharp end: over 4 million social housing tenants and a further 4 million private tenants live in poverty, once housing costs have been taken into account. This is way over half of all poor people […]

A message from Jon Snow

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Trafford Hall is a unique community resource – actively investing in resources that support and nurture deprived communities all over the UK. I write as someone who worked as a youth worker in The New Horizon Youth Centre, a day centre in Central London for homeless and vulnerable young people, and who has remained involved […]

Fundraising appeal in memory of Professor Sir John Hills

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A fundraising appeal set up in memory of Professor Sir John Hills, a long-term supporter of Trafford Hall’s work with low-income residents and frontline staff has now reached over £17,000. John was a Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics; a […]

Trafford Hall joins the Regenda Group

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The new partnership will enable the NCRC to continue its work in helping social landlords, residents and frontline staff to develop the skills needed to tackle serious social problems at a local level.   Over the last 25 years NCRC at Trafford Hall have achieved this by providing courses and programmes in community self-help, working with landlords, helping families and young people, and protecting the environment. These courses have empowered communities to deliver change […]

We featured in the Guardian

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Guardian article emphasises the need for a national communities resource centre Trafford Hall, home of the National Communities Resource Centre, was featured in an article in The Guardian on 25th February 2020. David Brindle wrote about the importance of a national communities resource centre to help tackle social, economic and health inequalities. See the article […]