Manor House Development Trust is a charitable social enterprise. We deliver and help other organisations to deliver community services which are value for money and create lasting benefits. This approach allows the community to lead and determine its own future.

We believe our approach can bring value to other UK communities. Therefore, we are expanding our work and influencing decision-makers to adopt our approach. We do this through 5 Business Objectives, which we believe are fundamental for community development.

Manor House Development Trust is a registered Social Enterprise Mark holder working to develop new ways of delivering community services.

Michelle Livingston of Real Partners CIC says: “Through great vision and leadership, MHDT has created an astonishingly effective strategy in partnership with the local community and businesses.”

By working in partnership and embracing entrepreneurship, we are ensuring this work is self-financing, sustainable and generates significant impact. We are pleased to annouce that we are now a member of Business In The Community, where we are receiving valuable support through their arc initiative.


Our Community Interest Companies
 MHDT owned two Community Interest Companies (CICs), a recognised form of social enterprise. These were both joint ventures with private organisations enabling us to combine our charitable expertise with their business experience. Woodberry Training Partnership CIC funded free training for local people; and Local Labour Hire CIC aimed to enable people to access local employment opportunities across London and the UK.
 Woodberry training part wins demonstration 

Building Lives Training Academy
Originating in the London Borough of Camden, Building Lives Training Academy guaranteed 50 apprenticeships for disadvantaged people every year. Manor House Development Trust was instrumental in expanding the Academy into the the London Borough of Hackney for the first time.

Brighter Environment
MHDT was the lead partner with ISS, My Social Innovation, Young Hackney and Be Safety who worked together to create a new cleaning services social enterprise, Brighter Environment. The partnership provided accredited training and business support to young Hackney residents in running their own business. The company is now being incorporated as a completely independent and youth-led organisation.