30th November 2018: Teamwork Trust was recognised for its fine work in the community when it scooped an award at the Wellingborough Chamber Business Awards 2018.

The Northamptonshire charity, which has been supporting adults with mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities in Wellingborough for over 25 years, was praised for being a ‘genuine community business within the heart of Wellingborough’ during the prestigious ceremony on Thursday 29th November.

Victoria Bell, Head of Development said: “This win is another amazing achievement for our charity, where we’ve been able to demonstrate to judges how our work has helped hundreds of vulnerable adults gain important life and work skills to take them one step closer to independence.

“We have placed even more emphasis on the community around us over the last year, increasing our partnerships with Wellingborough businesses like Elba, Wellingborough Homes, and Belgrade, and extending no –cost or low cost counselling services to three days a week to support the local people most at need. We have also increased our wellbeing activities too.”

One of the charity’s biggest community-focused projects recognised by the Chamber’s judges was the creation of a ‘Men’s Shed’.

Victoria added: “We are very proud of our Men’s Shed at our Wellingborough centre which is all thanks to funding from local people through the Coop Community Fund. Our Men’s Shed supports a national movement to create more community spaces where men can come together to pursue practical interests, build social connections and share personal concerns about health and personal worries, because research tells us that men are less able to do so. We have seen a big impact on the health and wellbeing of our members who are male - the space has given them a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.”

This latest achievement for Teamwork Trust comes after a successful award-winning year where the charity scooped accolades at Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce Awards, Corby Awards and Kettering Business Awards.