How we work
The Trust works to support voluntary community endeavour and the development of firm and sustainable community groups, often in local neighbourhood settings. We aim to be responsive to community needs and aspirations and not to 'impose' top down solutions on local communities.
The Trust will usually require a written invitation to work with a local community before committing to support a neighbourhood. That support will usually take the form of providing a Community Development Worker, to be locally based and working to a work-plan, developed in partnership with the local community. In some areas we also employ Community Workers with Young People or Community Participation Workers with Older People.
The Trust will usually seek to ensure that sustainable community 'infrastructures' are being developed that will be managed by local people and groups.
We also work to support the development of 'Local Representative Groups', such as forums, which can engage with city wide partnership bodies to raise local neighbourhood issues.
Much of our work is accomplished through working closely with community, voluntary and public bodies, wherever possible.
There is considerably more detail available about how the Trust works and our plans for the future in The TDC Business Plan 2009 - 2013, which you can download below.
The Brighton & Hove Pathfinder final evaluation report March 2011 features some examples of Trust projects such as newsletters for young people and neighbourhood and community workers conferences (see from page 25 onwards.)
If you live in Brighton & Hove and would like to get involved - please contact one of our Community Development Workers or Community Workers with Young People.
The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the TDC (our governing document) can be found in the attachment below and if you would like to learn more about the functioning of the organisation, please visit the links listed here.