Henderson Trust works in the west of Norwich, specifically in the North Earlham, West Earlham, Larkman and Marlpit area – this is called our ‘area of benefit’. Although there are a lot of good things happening in the area, when compared with other neighbourhoods in Norwich, there is also some disadvantage. Inequalities exist in health, employment and educational attainment for example.
With a population of around 14,000 people in 6,000 households:
- 35.3% of the population are under 24 (30.76% in the rest of England)
- 42% of households are social landlord tenants (9% in the rest of England)
- Twice as many households have no adults working with dependent children than the average in the rest of England
- The percentage of pupils with special educational needs is over 7% higher than England as a whole
- The local GP surgery has 50% more patients diagnosed with mental health issues than the national average
The Trust owns and manages various buildings and properties in the area and some of these assets are commercially managed. This means that the business centre, industrial units and fire station on Ivy Road create an income, and this income is used to support the Trust’s work in the community. We are also very grateful to receive grants and support from local and national funding bodies who help fund our work.
Henderson Community Park is also owned by Henderson Trust and this park is maintained so that it provides a green space and various play and recreational facilities.
The work of the Trust is guided by a Board of Trustees most of whom live locally. The Trustees help inform the strategic and operational direction of the Trust and they make many of the Trust’s most important decisions. The day-to-day work of the Trust is undertaken by a team of staff, many of whom live in the area.
The Trust runs, manages and supports a range of activities and projects in the four following areas of need:
- Education and Training
- Local Environment and Community
- Work and Business