About us

The Mayfair Centre

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.

Mayfair Vision

  • A place of support and encouragement for anyone who is vulnerable or going through difficulties,
  • Somewhere that people find interests and activities to suit a wide range of strengths and preferences and where loneliness is combated,
  • A place where information, support and advice to help people to lead lives which are as independent and fulfilling as possible,
  • Recognised as an exemplar of excellence in community service,
  • Seen as innovative in community-delivered health and well-being services.

Mayfair Values

  • We value everyone and respect their individual skills, opinions and needs,
  • The services we provide will be of high quality and will meet the needs of our clients,
  • Professional standards will be maintained in the delivery of services and activities,
  • We believe it is important to empower people to look after themselves and to support each other,
  • Mayfair is adaptable and responds to local needs and opportunities,
  • We believe people of all faiths, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, personal values, age, disability and economic status have something to offer,
  • Safety of clients, staff, volunteers, and the public is paramount,
  • Mayfair is accessible and welcoming,
  • While maintaining financial independence and stability we will operate in a financially ethical manner,
  • Mayfair is strengthened by working in partnership with other organisations, for the benefit of the local community,
  • Mayfair is committed to sharing what we do well with other communities and learning from other communities’ practice,
  • Mayfair recognises the importance of a holistic approach to supporting clients and referring people to other services available, internal and external, to Mayfair by working cooperatively with other agencies in the community who can deliver further support.


Sincerest thanks to our funders including

Residents and groups of the Strettons and
surrounding area
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
Shropshire Council

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

Download our 2019 Annual Report