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Welcome!

 

West Itchen Community Trust Ltd is a social enterprise established for the community development and regeneration of inner-city Southampton.

 

As a social enterprise we make our money from commercial property investment but our profits are re-invested into the West Itchen area. We do not have shareholders, we have members and together we are supporting a vibrant community.

 

Our Mission is:


To work as an independent Trust to continue with the regeneration of the West Itchen area, to champion its needs and to assist the aspirations of the people living and working there.

 

To develop the assets of the Trust and to assist other organisations in the area bid for funds.

 

A Strategic Vision

  • Supporting Southampton communities through active engagement, reducing isolation, improving community cohesion, improving health and wellbeing and delivering opportunities for all through education and training.
  • Establishing community hubs and training centres throughout the City.   Offering community representatives an opportunity to develop sustainable projects.
  • Developing our commercial portfolio to aid growth and future investment, offering entrepreneurs a base and professional support to develop and grow their ideas.
  • Developing lifetime relationships in the community from pre-school to retirement through nurseries within our hubs and assisting the community to support young people to realise their potential.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop desirable and sustainable residential properties in deprived areas.
  • Creating tomorrow’s community leaders.

Supporting a vibrant community…

 

 

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Latest News

Team Working Skills – training available in central Southampton now

Join a 10 week course outlining how to become an effective team worker by organising and hosting your own local community event. Also gain 3 credits towards a Level 2 City & Guilds award. For details and to enrol contact WEA on 02380 630483

October 16, 2018

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Stay well this winter by getting your flu vaccination

If you are eligible for the flu vaccine, get it now. It’s free to certain groups (Pregnant women, parents of children aged 2 and 3 years old and adults with underlying health conditions).

October 9, 2018

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Events

‘Get started with film’ – Taster Day

The Prince’s Trust and City Eye are offering a FREE one-week training course, which gives you a fantastic opportunity to work in a challenging and new environment. Full course is Monday 22nd October– 26thOctober 2018.

October 17, 2018

 

Public Transport in Southampton: Summer evening talks….

7.15pm Wednesday at Portswood Library, Portswood, Southampton SO17 2NG. SeeSouthampton guide, Steve Roberts, tells the story of getting around Southampton through the ages.

 

Employability Course

10am – 3pm Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October at Southampton Central Library Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Central Library, Civic Centre Road, SO14 7LW.

 

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