About Us


What is the Collective?

Trafford Community Collective is a member-led organisation that supports the development of the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector across Trafford by promoting a Collective and partnership approach to service development and delivery. We call the it the Collective for short!

The Collective provides a framework and structure for organisations to come together with one voice to ensure the sector is recognised as a strategic partner at all levels in the development and delivery of health and social care services in Trafford.

The Collective supports delivery in ‘place’ through our neighbourhood Lead Partner framework by bringing VCFSE organisations, key stakeholders and members together to create a coordinated approach to service delivery.

If you are are not yet a member of the Collective you can still be involved in our work and be supported by the Collective through attending one of our local Neighbourhood Meetings, delivered by our Lead Partners . You can also attend our Trafford Community Collective Members Meeting, which is open to all in the sector working across Trafford.

We believe that through engaging with the Collective you will see for yourself the benefits of becoming a member both for your organisation and the whole VCFSE sector across Trafford. If you would like to become a member please start your application here

George was the Chief Officer for the Collective until early 2024 and was a central part of its development from its start in 2018. George said …

‘What we have achieved in establishing the Trafford Community Collective is incredible. It has been such a pleasure to share the experience with everyone involved ‘.


The Collective voice of the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector in Trafford.

Our aim is to create a sustainable Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector in Trafford through developing a Community Partnership approach that will reduce health inequality and contribute to improving health and well-being outcomes for all Trafford residents.

Work in partnership to share knowledge, experience and resources.
Create a partnership framework for service delivery based on trust, openness and transparency.
Create and implement a framework for coproduction with statutory service providers.  
Communicate and engage Trafford residents in the development, delivery, review and evaluation of services.
Agree, review and monitor priorities for the next period November 2020 – March 2022 and communicate and engage with the wider stakeholders and partners in Trafford.

We are committed to and believe in the values of openness, transparency and honesty and an approach to communication, engagement and empowerment that demonstrates these values through our behaviour.  

We are committed to building capacity for the future that will lead to different and more effective ways of doing things to improve the lives of Trafford residents.

We will establish a range of communication channels to will ensure the voices of individuals, families and communities are heard, listened to and acted on in ways that create communication and support systems based on the strengths of individuals, families and communities.

At the heart of our approach is our capacity and commitment to listen to what individuals, families and communities tell us and to act on this in ways that will secure their continued involvement.

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