Logic Wealth Panning proudly support Rochdale Connections Trust   

Rochdale Connections Trust is doing vital work in the Rochdale community and since they are a Charity, ongoing fundraising is vital to ensuring that they can continue to operate successfully.

This Charity (RCT) was formed in 1997 by a group of local Youth Magistrates who were concerned by the number of young people regularly coming before them who were disengaged from education and had little/no family support. It soon became clear that any offer of support needed to extend to the whole family if they were to impact effectively.

20 years on, RCT now work with the most disadvantaged, disenfranchised & vulnerable adults, young people and children, all with a range of complex barriers to engagement living throughout Rochdale.    Rochdale Connections Trust

To celebrate their 20 year anniversary they’re holding a Grand Raffle to be drawn in December, and Logic Wealth Planning have been delighted to donate 3 Coffee Making Machines which will be offered as part of the selection of prizes.

Yianni Theodorou (MD for Logic) who presented the Coffee Machines to Bev Place (Business Development Manager for RCT) when she recently visited Logic’s Office in Heywood recently, said  “We are really proud to support this very worthy cause. Rochdale Connections Trust do wonderful work in this area and we wish them continued success in everything they are doing”.

Rochdale Connections Trust

 

If you’d like to buy raffle tickets or want more information please visit their Facebook page


Please see below for details of some of the fantastic work which Rochdale Connections Trust are involved in locally.

About its work –
The Charity is deeply embedded in the local communities of the four townships of Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines; particularly those with greatest need. By knowing the community, understanding the complexity of the issues faced and evolving as an organisation to meet changing social, health and well-being needs, RCT have become the leading independent provider of domestic abuse programmes, support and interventions for those at risk, victims, perpetrators and the children and young people who have witnessed and/or experienced domestic abuse in the family home.

RCT also offers –
• An extensive menu of ongoing programmes concerned with youth support to prevent disengagement;
• Family focused sessions including parenting, cooking healthy meals and budgeting;
• Community based befriending and social isolation group support sessions which support both elderly residents and those with poor mental health;
• Intense programmes for the hardest to reach NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people aged 18-24 years ,
• In-house Counselling service available to any service-user with that level of emotional need.

Local statistics and the challenges –
The latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation (2015) shows Rochdale is one of the most deprived Borough’s in the Country (ranked 25th), reporting relatively greater deprivation than the previous IMD in 2010 when it was 29th. When considering the proportion of neighbourhoods in the most deprived areas Rochdale actually ranks 17th. Nearly half of Rochdale’s residents (47.4%) are found to live with ‘relatively high levels of disadvantage’ – and of those, close to 45,000 are deemed to be in the most vulnerable group in society.

Rochdale’s additional problems over recent years –
• It‘s been hit by recession, public spending cuts, high levels of immigration and multiple scandals; culminating in a sense of general malaise, gloom and hopelessness amongst residents.
• Educational attainment is poor, substance/alcohol abuse is widespread, rates of teenage pregnancy are well above national average and employment levels are low with only 62.8% of adults in work; with that figure dropping to 46.4% for the number of employed adults in black and ethnic minority communities.
• Incidents of hate crime and domestic abuse have both increased significantly since 2013.
• A multi-generational culture of living on benefits combined with above average depression/mental health problems have created a bleak outlook for many residents.

The Grand Raffle celebrating RCT’s 20th Anniversary –
The services offered by Rochdale Connections Trust for both young people and adults are in ever increasing demand across the entire Borough, all at a time when funding for Charity’s has been cut to the bone. As a result RCT are introducing a range of fundraising initiatives which will contribute substantially to the organisations operational costs, in order to allow this much needed work to continue. They have been thrilled and truly overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses in providing amazing raffle prizes which have enabled them to run a Grand Raffle to mark their 20th Anniversary, whilst simultaneously raising much needed funds.

The support offered to Rochdale Connections Trust by local businesses has demonstrated their belief that successful individuals and businesses want to help local people in need by supporting the work of a local Charity. RCT hope this is just the beginning of a journey in diversifying income streams, ensuring they are not solely reliant on grant funding to undertake work.