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A picture of Elsie, Fiona & Mark from The Northam Care Trust holding the ARC community partner of the year award.

Community Partnerships


Atlantic Racquet Centre

We offer people with learning and/or physical disabilities support in accessing racquet sports, gym activities, yoga, nutrition advice and much more. The cafe at the ARC will have training courses in catering and customer service, leading to paid employment. 'TNCT' is now a corporate Board Member of 'ARC'.

Atlantic Racquet Centre logo in purple and green with their strapline of: Exercise, socialise, learn together.

Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust

We are involved in an arts project and partnership with Appledore Primary School, along with eight other primary schools. The schools support each other, purchase resources and develop added value services and facilities. Our unique and inclusive Appledore project includes both primary school students and the people we support with learning and physical disabilities working together in the Harbour Studio (the schools onsite arts studio). Our staff support the group in working together on joint art work. The project will eventually include a cafe, gallery and shop plus a kiosk serving refreshments to parents collecting their children from school or dropping them off.

Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust logo.


The Northam Care Trust are also a member of the VODG group forming part of a community of more than 145 values-based organisations that play a vital role in supporting more than a million disabled people to live full independent lives.

VODG logo.

Community Developments

Jobs, Internships, Training & Employment

We are working with Petroc to enable The Northam Care Trust to become a training provider for people with a disability, leading to a year long training/work experience placement in The Northam Care Trust's services. Helping people with learning disabilities into real jobs is part of our core mission

Working with Carers, Parents & Families

We aim to assist carers, parents and families of people we support in our services but also to play a role in supporting carers groups and individuals across North Devon. We hold regular meetings and support groups where we offer advice and develop plans for working together on local and more national policy issues.

We recognise our responsibilities by distributing regular updates on our services and include carers in our Organisational Excellence-Values and Behaviours policy.

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