Over the last 10 years, ONE Haverhill Partnership has worked with key partners, individuals and organisations to bring about change and make a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and visit our town.

Here are just some of the highlights…

Haverhill LifeLink

Haverhill LifeLink First Birthday

In 2017, ONE Haverhill Partnership was tasked with piloting a new social prescribing scheme – at the time, a first for West Suffolk.

Working closely with local organisations and partners, ‘LifeLink’ was launched to connect people to the many social activities, clubs and groups that are on offer in the community.

The success – and importance – quickly became apparent with participants gaining confidence, reduced loneliness, getting back to employment and volunteering, helping physical and mental health as well as reducing debt.

In December 2018, Haverhill LifeLink was a beneficiary of a £660,000 social prescribing grant which allowed the LifeLink project to be expanded into neighbouring West Suffolk towns and villages.

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Apprenticeships

A real success story of ONE Haverhill Partnership was our work with local apprentices. This was as a direct response to the community agreeing young people in the town deserved better opportunities and support in taking positive next steps. 

The Youth Skills Manager, Karen Chapple, was tasked to work with local businesses, schools, and colleges to help encourage the growth of employment and training opportunities in town. It also led to the annual Apprenticeship Awards.

The Youth Skills Department, consisting of Karen Chapple and Dan Cooke, was also tasked to set up bespoke projects that would help feel gaps in local provision. They are currently running five successful projects that meet the needs of the young community in Haverhill.

 

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Volunteering

Volunteer Garden Party

Haverhill has always been known as a real community town full of unsung heroes. So it was only right that volunteering has always been a priority of the organisation.

Whether it was signposting to crucial groups, supporting under-pressure voluntary services or simply shining a light on deserving individuals and groups, we have always been proud to promote such an amazing part of Haverhill life.

This culminated in 2018 with a volunteer garden party at the home of George Vestey, then High Sheriff of Suffolk.

Following on from this fantastic event, ONE Haverhill Partnership was instrumental in working with partners to secure a new volunteer centre, which opened in June 2021. 

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Town Centre Masterplan

Haverhill town centre

In 2015,and following the adoption of a working group and extensive rounds of consultation, the Haverhill Town Centre Masterplan was published.

Viewed as an aspirational document, the Masterplan set out a clear direction for the future development of the town centre.

It was seen as a realistic wish-list containing plans that were both achievable and deliverable.

 

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Supporting business

Sanofi donation to ONE Haverhill Partnership

Engaging and supporting local business has been an ongoing theme over the first decade of ONE Haverhill Partnership.

This has ranged from securing business support and sponsorship for the Apprenticeship Awards to the creation of the OHP Business Angels designed at creating a closer working relationship with local companies.

Businesses have provided support for mock interviews with students and also volunteering opportunities to improve the local environment. 

In 2019, ONE Haverhill Partnership set up the Heart of Haverhill task group designing at improving footfall and promoting every aspect of the town centre. In February 2020, Heart of Haverhill was successful in securing funding to become an organisation in its own right, while still supported by OHP.

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Community grants

Haverhill LifeLink First Birthday

A real success story of ONE Haverhill Partnership was our work with local apprentices. This was as a direct response to the community agreeing young people in the town deserved better opportunities and support in taking positive next steps. 

The Youth Skills Manager, Karen Chapple, was tasked to work with local businesses, schools, and colleges to help encourage the growth of employment and training opportunities in town. It also led to the annual Apprenticeship Awards.

The Youth Skills Department, consisting of Karen Chapple and Dan Cooke, was also tasked to set up bespoke projects that would help feel gaps in local provision. They are currently running five successful projects that meet the needs of the young community in Haverhill.

 

Find out more >