Knighton is a small rural market town, set in the rolling hills on the border of Powys, Shropshire and Herefordshire. We enjoy living in some of the most beautiful countryside in Wales with a sense of community. The realities of living in such a location can however be more challenging, with difficulty in accessing services due to geographic isolation. The population is influenced by an influx of those seeking a quiet retirement, where elderly people have moved away from their wider family, and therefore become more reliant on support from services such as ours.
The Knighton and District Community Support Project was formed by the churches in Knighton in 1994 and was formally constituted as a charity in 1997. The organisation is managed by a committee made up of the Trustees of the charity who decide policy, make decisions and to whom the project manager and finance manager report to on a regular basis.
The trustees have traditionally been appointed by personal recommendation. This method, over the years, has ensured the quality and diversity of skills which we enjoy on our management committee. The day to day function of the organisation is operated by the part-time staff supported by volunteers and supervised by the project manager.
We have many different schemes ongoing within our organisation, such as:
The Community Car Scheme, Volunteering on Prescription, The Furniture Barn, The Charity shop, IT Support, Cookery Classes, A Befriending Scheme, Volunteering placements, One to one listening, Help with forms, Help at home, Furniture recycling, Information and signposting and photocopying facilities.