In November, the Rossendale Trust won the North East Cheshire Business, Community Impact Award as sponsored by KAT and presented by KAT Chairman David Richards.
The Rossendale Trust provides care and support for 58 adults with physical and learning disabilities in the North East Cheshire area, centered in Sutton, near Macclesfield. The Rossendale Trust care provision is called ‘Supported Living’; for the tenants that term means, ‘Don’t do it for me; do it with me’. The overriding purpose is to enable all of the tenants to live as independently as possible, making their own choices about every aspect of their own lives. Many of those choices relate to playing a full part in the local community.
Sue Heaven, Head of Fundraising at the Trust comments, ‘It is about inclusion. Tenants at the trust take part in many aspects of everyday life. An increasing number take up work placements; many attend college, contribute to arts projects and join in with community events of all kinds’.
The Rossendale Trust also operates a service of day time activities called, ‘Oakwood’, which is open to both tenants within the Trust and to people from the wider community.
KAT Chairman, David Richards, describes the staff at the Rossendale Trust as ‘…unsung heroes, tirelessly striving to improve our community. They do an amazing job and are worthy winners’.
If you would like more information about the Rossendale Trust or you would be kind enough to make a donation, they would love to hear from you on 01260 252500 or visit www.rossendaletrust.org