The area of Marlpit, Larkman, North Earlham and West Earlham in Norwich is recognised as being one with high levels of disadvantage with significantly higher than average levels of worklessness, ill-health and low educational attainment when compared locally and nationally.
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 income generated from the management of the Henderson Business Centre and the Trust’s other assets is allocated to activities and projects that significantly benefit local people. Where appropriate, the Trust also seeks funding from other national and local sources to meet specific identified needs.
The Trust is guided by a Board of Trustees who are appointed to help make important strategic decisions about how our funding should be used. Many of the trustees are local residents or work in the Henderson Trust area.
As well as the Business Centre, Henderson Trust owns the local fire station and owns and manages the Henderson Community Park on Ivy Road. The park offers the community a pleasant, well-kept green space with numerous, safe play and recreational facilities.
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