Hartlepool NDC Trust is a registered charity, established to support the regeneration initiatives of the NDC programme and sustainable community enterprise activity.
The Trust manages 2 subsidiary trading companies in different sectors but with very similar core aims of local regeneration and the creation of access to opportunities for the people of Hartlepool.
Training Enterprise (OPENING DOORS)
The largest current operation of the Trust is the construction training company, Opening Doors. As well as providing real technical experience, it prepares trainees for work by teaching simple skills such as time keeping, listening to instructions and working in teams - key attributes if these trainees are to take that first step into employment. Projects to date have included:
• Renovation of empty homes to bring them back into use
• Energy efficiency and security improvements to homes of vulnerable people
• Renovation of a former hotel to bring it back into use
• Repair and maintenance of community buildings
Target Hardening (SECURITY)
The Trust also runs a scheme called Target Hardening which is partnered with Hartlepool Borough Council. This service is delivered by a dedicated employee of Opening Doors, known as the Home Security Officer, with occasional additional support provided by other Opening Doors staff or Crime Prevention Officer (CPO) approved sub-contractors. This service is branded to the public as a ‘Home Security Service’. The aim of this service is to enable people to live safely and securely in their own homes and improve quality of life and maintain a sense of well-being and security for the residents of Hartlepool.
Property Enterprise (REVIVAL)
The NDC Trust is currently involved with an ‘Empty Homes Scheme’ which is partnered with Hartlepool Housing. We use our own construction team to renovate empty homes in disadvantaged areas. Along with this we also own a number of properties in which we manage and let out at an affordable price to those in need of housing.
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