Who We Are:

Rochdale Connections Trust is a community based Charity. We are a highly regarded leading local provider of specialist programmes of support for young people, adults and families who are finding life difficult in some way. We offer individually tailored programmes, structured interventions and 1:1 mentoring designed to deal with an array of issues to help empower individuals to overcome barriers and to turn their lives around.

We offer specialist programmes of support for both young people
and adults affected by issues connected to the following areas:

Domestic Abuse

Social & Emotional Well-Being

Male and Female Perpetrators

See What We Do for more information on our programmes.

Present and Background

We are now a long established charitable trust with a dedicated board of highly experienced trustees who represent the criminal justice system and commercial sectors. We receive referrals from a range of Agencies, Services and Statutory Bodies including Social Services, The Youth Offending Service, Probation, Schools and CAMHS.

Rochdale Connections Trust Charity was founded in 1987 by a group of Youth Court Magistrates who had become increasingly concerned by the number of young people coming before them who had little or no family support. They identified that many of them were not attending school and were becoming socially excluded and marginalised, impacting negatively on their self-worth, self-esteem and confidence. They actively set about connecting the identified young people with adults to help them return to education and training via a range of social inclusion intervention programmes. We have evolved over the years to expand our provision to include work with socially isolated adults and those with complex needs, although we remain highly committed to our original targeted youth support programme.