We were founded following a ROC Conversation in September 2018, an event organized by the B1 group of local churches with the help of national charity Redeeming our Communities.
The event was attended by our local MP, the Bishop of Bath and Wells, senior police officers, the Chief Executive of our local authority, the NHS, the founders and leaders of Redeeming our Communities and local church leaders and members. The aim was to find out how local churches could best serve the community.
Following the Conversation, we met with interested parties to consider various options and decided to concentrate, at least initially, on helping families with young children by providing them with mentors.
We launched our Community Family Mentoring programme in September 2019. We benefit from training, materials and guidance provided by the national charity, Redeeming Our Communities.
The programme is managed by our salaried project co-ordinator and mentoring provided by trained volunteers. All staff, mentors and trustees have enhanced DBS clearance.
Charity governance and strategy guidance is provided by experienced volunteer trustees.
Roger Habgood, Kate Solanki & Peter Fox
All three trustees are passionate about the work of ROC Taunton Deane and bring with them extensive experience as trustees and advisors to other established and successful charities
Charity name: ROC Taunton Deane
Charity number: 1184549
Registered address: C/o Taunton Vineyard Church, 2A Church Square, Taunton TA1 2SA
Regulator: Charity Commission for England and Wales (we are a charitable incorporated organization)