Who is the RISE Trust?
The RISE Trust started as an initiative from a local church in Chippenham in 2004. It supported work in the community in 3 areas: Under 5s, Youth and Seniors. In 2006 the RISE Trust became a charitable trust and in 2008 the Children’s Centre at the Oaks opened, managed by the RISE Trust. King’s Rise Children’s Centre opened in 2009 and in 2011 Spring Rise opened.
The Aims of the Trust
The RISE Trust today
The RISE Trust is a significant force in North Wiltshire. We manage three Children’s Centres across Chippenham along with Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade. We provide Children’s Centre services for the Corsham, Purton and Malmesbury areas. The Children’s Centres provide courses for parents and families, run four preschool settings, facilitate a family visiting service, run a Contact Centre in Chippenham, operate wraparound services for schools (after school club and holiday club), provide two Youth Groups, a mentoring service to the Chippenham primary schools, and have a Parent Support Advisor that goes into local primary schools. We operate in partnership with other agencies such as Health, Social Services and local schools.
The Children’s Centres provide services for families with at least one child under the age of five. We offer non-judgemental, impartial, friendly advice and we are always there for you! We run sessions for children and their carers daily throughout the week. We also support courses such as Post- and Ante-natal, Parenting, Back to Work, and work in partnership with Family Learning to provide other courses such as ICT, Literacy or Numeracy. The Health Visitors run clinics and the midwives hold antenatal clinics at our Centres. Early Excellence Centre @ The Oaks, Frogwell, Little Saints and Charter provide quality pre-school childcare. The aim of the Sure Start Children’s Centres is a ‘one-stop shop’ for a family. The Rise and Spring Rise Children’s Centres have been judged to be OFSTED Outstanding.
The RISE Trust also work with a team of volunteers to run an open mixed-sex youth club & youth café in Chippenham.