TCC was founded in 1995. We tackle social injustice by supporting diverse communities to gain the power they need to enact change. We do this through community organising: bringing together local groups, so they can set their own agenda, take action, and improve their communities.
Our members are many different community groups, faith groups, and schools, from across Wrexham, Flintshire, and Denbighshire. Any of our members can raise an issue for TCC to work on—so they set our agenda.
We train people from our member groups to take action for themselves. This means they have the skills and confidence to approach the people in power, and get them to make a decision which will benefit the local community.
Over the last 20 years TCC has been incredibly successful. TCC, working with others, has introduced recycling for Wrexham instead of incineration, got employers to increase the wages of the lowest paid, got a Parkinson’s nurse to be based in the area, made Wales the first ever Fairtrade country, and got a homeless shelter for Wrexham.
Work supported by Act for Change Fund
TCC young leaders are running campaigns on:
- Mental Health
- LGBTQ+ education
- Climate change
We provide Young people in TCC member groups and schools with training that builds skills and confidence to take action on issues that affect them. Online sessions have been interactive and explore campaign issues which are important to young people, and develop key skills in community organising and campaigning such as working with decision makers and running effective meetings. The training has become an opportunity to have fun and meet with other young people from across North East Wales and TCC staff (virtually).
TCC young leaders have already improved support for young people who use British Sign Language, persuaded their college to be more welcoming for students who are refugees or asylum seekers and convinced the police to take action to reduce anti-social behaviour in their areas.