CCF is a Charity based in Manchester dedicated to improving the lives of young people within the local community by providing mentoring based support in both one to one and group settings.
We use a holistic, resilience based mentoring model to empower the people we work with to make positive, informed choices about their future, improving not only their own lives but those of the people in the communities around them.
This website contains information about the work we do, and have done, and more information about our team and our vision and ethos
CCF is now running the Skills 4 Life Project, a work club where Old Trafford residents can receive advice and support surrounding
the areas of employment and professional development. Among other things, we can offer:
Advice on C.V. writing
IT skills and Support
Help finding volunteering and work experience placements
Building social and professional networks
Advice and support for building your skills and qualifications
A positive and productive environment
Access to IT facilities and useful contacts
A specialised Wider Key Skills course that can be tailored to your needs and interests
Contact our team for any further details, or to set up a one to one meeting with our tutor to discuss what you could gain from the service
Approved Provider Standard
After a year of hard work by the CCF team, CCF is proud to announce that CCF has successfully achieved the Approved Provider Standard, certified by the
Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. APS certification is the national quality standard for mentoring services, and gives commissioners and service users confidence in the quality
of the service that CCF provides, both in front line delivery and the infrastructure of the organisation.
MMU Community Partnership Awards
CCF is proud to announce that we have won the Manchester Metropolitan University Community Partnership Award! The award was given in recognition
of the work that CCF has done with MMU students and Alumni in terms of providing volunteering and employment opportunities. We are immensely privileged
to have been honoured with this award and we are looking forward to working more closely in the future with MMU. The award was accepted by two key members of the CCF
Team, Duncan Ayerst, Tutor and Lauren James, Mentor/Fundraising Officer, who are also MMU Alumni.
After a lengthy application process we are delighted to announce that the Tudor Trust have awarded us core funding
for the posts of Administrator and Head of Delivery for 2 years. In addition to this, the Tudor Trust have also provided funding, and extensive
administrative support enabling CCF to convert to a registered charity. This is fantastic news for CCF because it will allow us to continue and expand
our good work in the community and access more sustainable funding sources.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Tudor Trust for all of their help and to say that we hope that is the start of a productive relationship.
SIA Approved Door Security Qualification
CCF is working in partnership with Templegate Training to
offer you the chance to take your first steps into the security industry with this SIA approved Short Course in Door Supervision.
The course is 3 weeks long and is the perfect opportunity for you to take your first steps into the security industry.
The course consists of two weeks training in employability skills, communication, and customer service, followed by one
week of training in event stewarding and door security.
At the end of the course you will have gained the following qualifications:
Level 2 Work Based Skills
Level 2 Customer Service
Understanding Stewarding Events
Door Supervision - SIA Approved
Furthermore, should you be offered a job in the security industry we will pay for your SIA badge.
The course is made up of a mix of practical and theoretical learning to help you develop the skills necessary to thrive in the
For more information you can view the flyer here or contact
the CCF office on 0161 872 9220. Alternatively you can e-mail us.
Conflict Awareness Training
CCF is running free Conflict Awareness Training on 21/02/14 and 14/03/14. The course looks at understanding the root causes of conflict
and the profound impact that conflict can have on our lives both professionally and personally. The course aims to equip you with practical
and constructive strategies for dealing with conflict in a positive way. The course is available free of charge to people living or working in the Trafford