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 in collaboration with local anchor organisations such as social landlords, community groups and Local Authorities.
It has become a catalyst for change, delivering over 750 courses that have reached 35,000 participants and seen around 10,000 community projects implemented.
Professor Anne Power, Chair of the NCRC, said:
“The idea of setting up a national community resource centre for tenants, residents and frontline staff in low-income areas came in 1989 when the government outlined tenant participation as a priority. The NCRC bridged the gap between tenants, their housing associations, and Local Authorities to ensure people had the training, skills and opportunities required to shape where they live.
“In the present climate the Government are looking to strengthen the voice of residents even further, with the launch of the Social Housing White Paper. Our partnership with The Regenda Group will support this, ensuring communities have the know-how and confidence to influence the decisions that affect them.”
Lesley Burrows, Executive Director of the Regenda Group, said:
“I am delighted that Regenda have been able to assist NCRC in securing the future of Trafford Hall. Our partnership with NCRC embodies our Group’s mission to regenerate places to create opportunities for people. By working together with NCRC and their long-term partners, we can help communities build back stronger than ever from the wide-reaching impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to building on the positive legacy of Trafford Hall and bringing people, communities and organisations together to drive positive change where it’s needed most.”
NCRC and The Regenda Group aim to welcome course participants back to Trafford Hall in the spring/summer of 2021. For more details continue to check our website and social media.