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 in the centre for over 40 years (for the past 30 as Chair), I have a real sense how urgent the need is for the work of Trafford Hall.
Here is a place where troubled families, young people, embattled tenants, and struggling staff can find a residential space to work together over a few days to work out strategies and ideas for building greater strength and resilience in stressed communities.
There is no residential resource like Trafford Hall –a peaceful, low cost, a green environment where meeting others with similar pressures sparks new ideas, confidence and enthusiasm.
In an age in which 13 million people live below the poverty line; 800,000 workers are on zero-hours contracts and the wealthiest 10% have 75 times the wealth of the bottom 10%, there is much to do and great potential for doing it. Trafford Hall is one key building block in building community capacity.
I’m proud to have been invited to become a patron of Trafford Hall.
I hope you will join us in supporting and using the rare resources that we provide.