Trowbridge Community Area Future (TCAF) is an independent Wiltshire Charity supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Established in 1998, yet registered as a Charitable Incorporated Charity in January 2016. Our aims are to develop the capacity and skills of our residents to enable them to better identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.
Government statistics show areas of Trowbridge to be amongst the 10% most deprived in the country and has a much higher proportion of children within certain areas than that of the national average. The majority of the young people who TCAF reach come from broken homes, single parent families, and a background of social deprivation. We seek to achieve the improvement in education and increase in self-esteem, confidence and motivation, which young people of a deprived background invariably lack.
TCAFs strength lies in its consultation with local residents, and their involvement in and ownership of the project. The services offered are in reaction to real need within the community. It tackles issues raised by local people, such as; improving communication with the neighborhoods to reduce isolations and improve access to services, developing understanding and awareness of our multi-cultural population, providing advice and consultations services, and bettering provision of facilities for young people.
TCAF works with targeted groups in the community to bring about improvements impacting on quality of life and to promote a sense of belonging within that community for all its residents. It does this through a range of services in partnership with other local organisations.
To develop the capacity and skills of the residents of the socially and economically disadvantaged community of Trowbridge, in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society
To develop a Youth Project ‘ Brighter Aspirations to address the lack of youth provision in Trowbridge. Funding has been secured for one year to employ a part time Qualified Youth Officer, and two-part time Youth Support Workers to develop youth cafes in the most deprived areas; top 20% in the UK; Studley, Seymour and Longfield. Our commitment also extends to outreach work, approaching young people who assemble on the streets and in areas with outdoor leisure facilities; skate -park to confirm the need and assess what provision can be planned for.
REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER: 1165254