Rochdale Connections Trust open day

Date published: 26 September 2021

Local charity Rochdale Connections Trust (RCT) held a ‘welcome back’ open day at its Drake Street premises on Monday (20 September).

The event, which showcased RCT’s services, was opened by chair Vivien Carter, who welcomed members of the community, local councillors, the Mayor Aasim Rashid, Mayoress Rifit Rashid and MP Sir Tony Lloyd.

Services provided by the charity include a 17-week intervention programme for abusive fathers (Caring Dads), a six-week course of in-group sessions for ‘Respectful Relationships’, a six-week parenting course for those who do not live with their children and a 16-week programme for male perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Rochdale Connections Trust was established in 1997 by a group of youth court magistrates, who had become increasingly concerned by the number of young people coming before them who had little or no family support.

Since then, RCT has evolved to include work with socially isolated adults and those with complex needs, whilst remaining highly committed to their original targeted youth support programme.

For further information about Rochdale Connections Trust, please visit


Rochdale Connections Trust open day
Rochdale Connections Trust (RCT) held a ‘welcome back’ open day


Rochdale Connections Trust open day
The event showcased RCT’s services


the Mayor Aasim Rashid, Mayoress Rifit Rashid atRochdale Connections Trust open day
Guests included the Mayor Aasim Rashid and Mayoress Rifit Rashid


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