Sunlight Development Trust
7th April 2016
Sunlight Development Trust use community development to tackle long standing health and social inequalities. We do this in partnership with local agencies, local business and most importantly people and their communities. Our direction is led by the communities with whom we work and as such we get involved in a large range of activities and services. All of our services are guided by the National Occupational Standards of Community Development. Income from our facilities and services support the organisation's core costs. We engage with community led activities which enable positive outcomes for the health and wellbeing of local residents. Some of our projects provide volunteering and training opportunities.
Track record of delivering high performing and innovative community based services to tackle health inequalities and improve the general health and wellbeing of the populations of the Medway area. Projects and services include; Medway Men in Sheds; the Wellbeing Cafe; Radio Sunlight; Sunlight Recording Studios. The Trust manages the award winning Sunlight Centre, home to a large GP Practice, Family Centre, Little Sunbeams Day Nursery, Community Cafe (operated by Cafe Sunlight CIC) and Community Garden (maintained by High Hopes Gardening Group). The Sunlight Centre also provides high quality, affordable room rental and office space for many community groups, as well as rooms for hire by psychological and therapeutic services. The Centre is open 7 days a week.
The Primary Purpose is the reduction in health and social inequalities through the provision of community health services, and the advancement of the health of the general population. The method is Community Development and many of the services and activities are based on co-production of services with beneficiaries.