The Trust was formed to deal with the relief of poverty, furtherence of education and the pursuit of racial harmony. We do this by running an open door seven days a week. We are hoping to break the cycle of reoffending, aiming to create a healthy eating cafe to run alongside our physical exercise classes and hoping to offer the children in the area more support in the future.
We work with all our new European neighbours, support them and assist them to learn English and understand the culture of the area they are in. We are community driven with a neighbourhood that is now almost 50% social housing and 50% private housing.
We need to address the issues thrown up by the regeneration of the area and to bring everyone together in a positive common culture.
Regeneration means leaving no one behind and creating opportunities for all to come together to share experiences. Our community has already dealt with our gang and the crime rate is very low. the social housing tenants organised the regeneration of the estate themselves and have worked tirelessly to make the process work for everyone.
The Trust has been working with the IOM Probation Hub for over five years assisting to reduce the crime rate in the area. The Trust works with a number of local residents who have enduring mental health issues. We also run an internet cafe that is free at the point of access is open from 10:00 am - 10:00pm 7 days a week. Additionally, we have available advice and employment support. A range of physical activities for residents are all free of charge. Local people use the centre for family parties and events such a funerals and weddings. We have currently opened a new afforable community cafe called the Social Side with support from our local service users. We are foodbank distributers and offer free suppers to local residents - regardless of income or tenure. We welcome homeless people and those in crisis.