Connect Community Trust
The Trust was formed in September 2003, in response to the need for a focus on regeneration within an area that at the time was designated No1 in the Scottish Index for Multiple Deprivation. We set out to meet the need and demand of the community which included the easily accessible services and activities that address education, employment, personal finances, childcare, health and tackle anti-social behaviour.
There is a strong Board in place with wide ranging experience in local voluntary work. All committee members are tenants living in the local community with skills in management, youth work, other voluntary and housing committees, business development and community councils. BUT, most of all they have a passion to make a ‘real’ difference to the area they live in and the people that live there.
In January 2013, the Trust changed its name from Wellhouse Community Trust to 'Connect Community Trust'. This was not due to the focus moving away from the Wellhouse area but due to the fact that the services provided were naturally impacting on other geographical areas. The Trust Board took a strategic decision many years ago to welcome all to the facilities and into the services - if people were looking for help and support then the Trust would be happy to help. Supoorting the vision for a welcoming, friendly and supportive community and changing the often negative perceptions and portrayal of the area and Greater Easterhouse as a whole.
The new name of the Trust reflects the operations that......Connect people........Connect communities.........Connect services......
Connect Community Trust has a vision for a dynamic and sustainable area that strengthens an inclusive and growing economy, by the creation of successful social enterprises, sustainable activities and support mechanisms.
“To raise the self esteem, health and pride of all residents of Wellhouse, Provanhall and surrounding areas in the East End of Glasgow”
- Innovative and Creative
- Friendly and Approachable
- Working for the Common Good and Inclusivness
- Environmentally Aware
- To develop a range of leisure and education services and activities in response to community need
- To provide access to a range of training, health and other education services within the East End
- To promote community learning and manage the online learning centres
- To provide employment advice/support through the Peoples Gateway initiative
- To relieve poverty through the development of environmental, social and economic activity
To achieve true regeneration of an area and community empowerment you need the community to lead developments. Connect Community Trust proves on a daily basis with a supporting hand a community can make a lasting and life changing legacy!
A wide and diverse range of services and activities are provided by the Trust and can be seen from the links on this website. There is something for everyone in the community BUT there is still a long way to go to keep supporting the community with their ever changing needs....
In addition to the services and activities that the Trust currently operate the most recent developments have been in the forming of 2 subsidiary companies:
'Re-Connect Glasgow Ltd' is a furniture recycling and reuse company.
'Connect-IN Enterprises Ltd' is a trading arm of the Trust that delivers a wide range of services that help to generate income and creates jobs for the local community.