Professor Sir John Hills, the husband of Professor Anne Power, Chair of NCRC, was a long-term supporter of the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall. He very sadly passed away on the 21st December 2020. 

Dame Sue Owen, former civil service Permanent Secretary and lifelong friend of John, has generously donated £1000 in John’s memory  towards relaunching NCRC at Trafford Hall. Trafford Hall hopes to reopen in July 2021 and as a unique resource centre for residents, communities and frontline workers from low income communities.

We invite all those who supported John’s work on tackling inequalities and supporting social housing to donate to the charity in his name if they so wish.

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£22,583.75 raised of £66,000.00 target by 110 supporters

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About the good cause

The National Communities Resource Centre The National Communities Resource Centre

The National Communities Resource Centre empowers people to tackle local issues, take control and overcome issues of disadvantage. The training and support we provide equips people with the knowledge, confidence and resources needed to help improve the livelihood and wellbeing of themselves and others in their community. The focus of our work is on: • Tenant Empowerment – We deliver training for Housing Associations and Local Authority tenants aiming to develop their ability to scrutinise their landlord and work collaboratively to tackle local issues. • Community Action – The training we deliver equips activists with the skills and knowledge to advise members of their community around themes such as health, wellbeing, finance, energy and environmental sustainability. • Supporting Young People - We deliver a training programme for disadvantaged young people (aged 18-25), helping them to build confidence, learn vital employability skills, raise aspirations and make strides towards brighter futures. • Supporting Families – Our residential programme provides a supportive environment for families to overcome issues of hardship and disadvantage by working together to strengthen relationships, communication and routine.

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