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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]