Who we are
You probably know who we are but you might not know why we’re here.
First and foremost, we’re a charity. What does that mean exactly?
Well, it means that everything we earn is reinvested. It also means that we’re driven by nothing other than helping our local community live healthier and more enriched lives.
That’s why we’re called your; all of our facilities and services are, quite simply, made for you.
We are passionate about supporting our local community to live their best life by being active, creative and healthy.
What we do
Our mission is to make it as easy and appealing as possible for more residents to get active, be creative and feel healthier. Our roots are firmly in the community of the borough, but our impact is much wider. We champion and celebrate the people of this place, who have fought for free speech, protested against slavery and invented the co-operative movement. Its rich history of ideas and innovative social reform inspires us every day to challenge ourselves to innovate and ‘do things differently’ to make a real difference.
Our vision is for a Rochdale in which children and young people can be fit, fed and warm; everyone can have access to a healthy lifestyle; older people are no longer lonely; women and girls feel empowered; and communities can come together to create positive change. Our vision is for a Rochdale which everyone is justly proud of.
Building on more than a decade of experience, Your Trust:
- Creates opportunities for people to get active and healthy. We provide state-of-the art leisure and fitness facilities including swimming, fitness and sports halls as well as manage outdoor sites such including a lake and country park offering adventure and water activities. We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of being active and feeling healthy so we deliver tailored programmes to help those that need us the most, for example people experiencing ill health, isolation or limited financial means.
- Inspires people to be creative, inquisitive and express themselves. We manage and programme culture and heritage venues including Touchstones museum, art gallery and resource centre and live entertainment venues including Middleton Arena and Heywood Civic. We work in schools, community locations and with partners to deliver education, projects, festivals and events which inspire, engage and support our diverse communities and make Rochdale an exciting, creative place to live, work and visit.
Our purpose is our ‘why’ – the cause that drives our charity forward.
Our purpose comes from the heart and is something we can successfully do every day.
It isn’t just a goal, it’s much bigger than that. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning and why we do what we do.
Quite simply, our purpose is Supporting people to live their best life
Our mission encapsulates how we want our customers to benefit from what we do. It runs through everything we do.
To inspire healthier, happier and creative people by bringing together Your Culture, Your Health and Your Community
Our core values
We love working in Rochdale and with its communities. It’s rich history of ideas and innovative social reform inspires us every day to challenge ourselves to innovate and ‘do things differently’ and that has inspired how
Curiosity: to learn, to challenge the norm, to improve, to push boundaries, to innovate, to create.
Passion: for people, for our borough, for service, for our driving purpose.
Trust: in each other, in our teams and in our ability to deliver to the highest standard.
Our Board of Trustees
We are governed by a Board of Trustees who act in a voluntary capacity to oversee the management of Your Trust.
The Board set and pursue the vision, mission and values of the organisation, ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations, and supervises the Chief Executive.Board of Trustees
Our Social Impact
As a charity, we are passionate about people and are here to provide for happier, healthier, creative lives through combining cultural and leisure services.
You can read about some of the work that we’ve done in our Impact Report 2022 – 23.Impact Report 2022 – 2023
Your Trust Strategic Plan 2022 – 2027
This 5 year plan outlines how Your Trust will continue developing into a high-performing, sustainable organisation that delivers exciting
and inclusive outcomes for the people of the borough of Rochdale.
Your Card Scheme
Your card scheme enables people to save money on a wide range of sport and leisure activities at Your centres across the borough of Rochdale.
Just show your card at every visit to get your discount!Find out more
We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and friendly people to join our team! Your Trust offers a number of full time, part time and even casual jobs that are committed to equal opportunities in employment.Jobs with your
Real Living Wage Employer
Your Trust is a Real Living Wage Employer.
David Gelsthorpe, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Your Trust, said “It’s without a doubt our team is the most valuable resource we have and it’s important we support them in their everyday lives. Introducing the Real Living Wage is a long-term investment in our people and we’re hoping it will lead to greater longevity of service and trust throughout our employee network.
“We have a fantastic team of people, all with different expertise and experiences. These people have helped shape who we are today. We want to ensure the message this sends is one that will not only help us to attract but also retain the very best people in the jobs they do.”
Disability Confident Committed
Your Trust is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.Find out more