Papworth Trust has moved its head office to it Saxongate Centre in Huntingdon - while retaining a presence in the village with its Housing Team moving to Pendrill Court in Papworth Everard.
In an open letter, Sarah Miller, Chief Executive, explains the reasoning behind the move...
I am writing to inform you that there will be some exciting changes to Papworth Trust going forward.
As you may be aware, we have been looking to sell the Bernard Sunley Centre and we have now agreed a sale. This office has become too large for our needs, as we move to a model where we embrace more agile ways of working and are encouraging more customer-facing activities through working in our regional offices.
We will retain an office in Papworth Everard, locating the housing team at Pendrill Court, which provides a great opportunity to be at the heart of the village. However, several of our functions will be relocating to our Saxongate centre in Huntingdon, as well as using our offices around the Eastern Region.
For more than 100 years, we have been proud to support disabled people through the areas of Housing, Employment, Care and Day Services and create a vision for a world where disabled people are seen for who they are.
We are now working towards our next 100 years, although as you are no doubt aware, the national landscape around charities and the economy at large has been challenging to say the least.
Through working in a more streamlined and agile manner, rationalising our asset portfolio and building on our quality and strengths, we feel confident of a positive future for the Trust.
We have always been proud to have such a strong presence in Papworth Everard and we are delighted to continue that through our housing team continuing our service delivery and maintaining an office presence in the village.
From Friday 8th November, our postal address will be Papworth Trust, Saxongate, Bradbury Place, Hartford Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3RR. Our phone number – 01480 357200 – will remain the same.
If you have any questions about the move or our work, please contact Sarah Miller, Chief Executive of Papworth Trust, at email@example.com
* To mark the occasion, staff and volunteers organised a time capsule commemorating Papworth Trust's rich history (see photo).