- About us
- The Redmond Community Centre
- Training and Employment
- Social Enterprise
Manor House Development Trust is a charitable social enterprise working within Woodberry Down and north east Hackney. We are a resident-led and controlled organisation, with the support of professional specialist-interest board members. We have a management team which, coupled with the enthusiasm and energy of local residents, enables us to address local concerns through practical projects and activities. We work in partnership with statutory and voluntary service providers to make their services more accessible to the local community, applying for and securing funding for our own initiatives with links into regional programmes such as Well London. By doing this we ensure residents have access to these services. Our activities generally fall within the following categories: health and well-being; employability and training; arts and creativity; social enterprise; activities for young people.
MHDT came into being as part of the exit strategy for the Woodberry Down and Stamford Hill SRB6 Partnership which ended in March 2007. Our aim is to motivate and enable local communities to fully participate in the regeneration of the area through a wide-ranging agenda that’s responsive to the needs and aspirations of local people.
From the beginning, the plan was for MHDT to own and manage community assets, creating long-term sustainability. We have applied this approach to the management of The Redmond Community Centre and over the past three years have transformed the services offered which now include activities for all ages and a breadth of interests.
MHDT seeks to be more than ‘another local community organisation’: our principles of local ownership, community benefit and mutual support create an entrepreneurial approach and culture which is vital for the Trust’s long term growth and success.