Our mission is to provide a centre for the community to benefit children, young people, parents and carers by means of education, training, personal development
Trinity House was built as the Parish School for the nearby Holy Trinity Church and operated as such from 1860 until 1969.
In 1984 through a transfer by way of exchange involving Manchester City Council, the Manchester Diocesan Board of Finance and the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Holy Trinity; Save the Children became the registered owners of Trinity House. They were given the property to provide a Family Centre for the benefit of the local community of Moss Side, Fallowfield, Rusholme and the surrounding area in inner city Manchester. In July 1989 Save the Children received an Urban Aid Grant to carry out alterations and an extension at Trinity House, the extension is to the right of the picture above.
In 1998 the Save the Children Fund announced their decision to withdraw from Trinity House and close the whole project. There followed a campaign to save Trinity House. The campaign was spearheaded by the users and workers at Trinity House and was supported by the local community, our MP Sir Gerald Kaufman, local councillors and Manchester City Council. The campaign was successful and resulted in Save the Children Fund handing over the Trinity House Project to a management committee supported by The Family Service Unit and Manchester City Council. This committee in turn became the registered charity Trinity House Community Resource Centre. (Trinity House CRC) on 4th April 2000 and since that time we have done our utmost to ensure that Trinity House is a valued community asset.
In September 2011 legal ownership of Trinity House transferred to Trinity House CRC from Save the Children. This in turn opened a new chapter in the history of Trinity House, one which has enabled us to expand and further benefit the local community in Moss Side, Fallowfield, Rusholme and the surrounding area in inner city Manchester.
Our community is situated in south central inner city Manchester and includes Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side Wards,Wards that are among the 10% most deprived in Britain. Trinity House CRC is a local charity benefiting local people who have to cope with all the problems that are associated with economic deprivation: poor housing; gangs, drugs; anti-social behaviour, violence, crime, low esteem, truancy, school exclusion, low achievement at school and subsequently in obtaining employment
Our area has been a magnet for immigrants since the industrial revolution, immigrants from Ireland and the West Indies were followed in the 1950’s and 1960’s by immigrants from the Indian Sub-Continent, mainly Bangladesh and Pakistan. In more recent years immigrants have arrived from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in particular from Somalia. Included among this number are refugees and asylum seekers mostly from Africa and the Middle East to many of whom English is a second language. This rich mix of cultures makes our area one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant in Manchester. However due to social depravation this mix of cultures also has its down side of ethnic tensions particularly among young men.
At Trinity House we aim to benefit children, young people, families and carers and we are proud of the cultural and ethnic diversity to be found within our centre. Those participating in our projects come from more than fifteen ethnic groups including; Bengali, African, Caribbean, Dual Heritage, Eastern European, Irish, Somali, Pakistani, Black British and White British and of these there is no predominant group.