The Strettons Mayfair Trust began in 1996 when local people provided the volunteer support and commitment to create a community centre out of a residential home that was closing. Our charity was registered in January 1997 and with the support of South Shropshire Housing Association and 60 registered volunteers the Community Centre opened in June 1997.
View the evolution of Mayfair
Since 1997 we have continued to grow in response to local need with the support of local people, both as volunteers and donors. The Centre doubled in size in 2002 with a £800,000 investment to create a first floor and extend the range of services on offer. In 2016 we undertook a £700,000 refurbishment of the dilapidated clinic building next door. A Health and Wellbeing Centre (HWBC) was opened on the site in September that year, extending the Mayfair space and principles, to provide facilities for further integration of NHS care and community services and support.
Over the years we have designed and developed many services for the local population and have been at the forefront of service design in health and care. Several services we have piloted have been extended countywide and we have won a national prize for our impact on health.
Residents and groups of the Strettons and
The Roy Fletcher Trust
The Millichope Foundation
Connexus (formerly South Shropshire Housing Association)
Church Stretton Consolidated Charities
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Dunhill Medical Trust
The National Lottery Community Fund
Lloyds Bank Foundation
Much Wenlock Forester Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
LEADER South Shropshire (RDPE)
Wellbeing and Independent Partnership
The Midcounties Co-operative Society
Yorkshire Bank Charities Trust
Mayfair Moving Forward
Is a Project to improve Mayfair Community Centre’s well used facilities, internal systems and publicity.
Building improvements included a new lift, café lighting and cooking facilities in the activity room. A new website and database system will enable us to communicate better with volunteers, supporters and users as well as reach new people.
It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development