Murray Hall History

In 1994 Murray Hall Community Trust charity was born. Here's a pathway showing some of the big events in our Charity's 20 year history. Murray Hall Community Trust takes it's name from two surnames of historical headteachers at Schools based in Tipton.


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Opening of a local Charity Shop, based in Owen Street Tipton. Hopefully the first of many!!

January 2014

Murray Hall's Shield service won a Launch Gaming & Digital award. Shield provides a cutting-edge computer game for young people in the borough who have emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

Murray Hall working in partnership with Acorn's Childrens Hospice and St Giles Hospice to provide a centre for young people with life limiting illnesses moving for children to adult services to provide age appropriate care and support known as The Bridges, located in St Mark's Road, Tipton

May 2013

Bridges launched their innovative Volunteer Drivers Transport Scheme helping people living with cancer get to hospital for treatment

August 2012

Health for Living, set up by the Accord Group, Black Country Housing Group, Murray Hall Community Trust and The Kaleidoscope Plus Group exchanged contracts with the local authority to run 8 of the 21 children centres in Sandwell

September 2011

Health Services Manager Manjula Patel was shortlisted for Public Servant of the Year Award

April 2010

Murray Hall is awarded contract delivery for Great Bridge Sure Start Children's Centre. The purpose built building attached to Great Bridge Library was officially launched by the Lady Mayor

2009

Murray Hall is awarded contract delivery for Great Bridge Sure Start Children's Centre. The purpose built building attached to Great Bridge Library was officially launched by the Lady Mayor

November 2008

Murray Hall Community Trust, key delivery agent for Sandwell Council is awarded the 'Service Delivery. Housing and Regeneration' award as part of The Guardian Public. In particular the projects Skills Link and Tibby Youth, part of the safer stronger communities programme

2007

Murray Hall conducted a successful pilot using dramatherapy to engage children and young people with low level emotional and behavourial problems. Funding from Children in Need and the Big Lottery enables us to roll out a unique free therapy service called Barrier Busters the start of our CTS services

2006

Murray Hall launches Skill Link and Tibby Youth based on the Tibbington Estate known locally as the “Tibby” funded by the SMBC Safer Stronger Communities Fund. Skills Link provides family support, youth work, school attainment and mentoring activities, training and employability guidance

2005

Single Regeneration Budget awards Murray Hall funding for our Head 2 Head service that provides professional and confidential counselling service to the individual needs of young people

2004

Murray Hall celebrates its 10th Aniversary

2003

Macmillian and Sandwell PCT awards Bridges Support Services funding to become borough wide and work alongside Sandwell Hospice at Home specialist palliative care nurses

2002

Murray Hall is awarded the contract to deliver Burnt Tree Sure Start Service - later known as Burnt Tree Sure Start Children's Centre

2001

Murray Hall is awarded funding from New Opportunity Fund (NOF) (later known as Big Lottery) and launches its Bridge Support Services which provides a wide range of supportive care throughout the cancer journey and support is tailored around individual needs and circumstances

July 2000

Murray Hall was part of the modernisation action team for the NHS Plan presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health

1999

Murray Hall celebrates its 5th Aniversary

1998

Murray Hall was a major partner in the development of one of the first health centres in the country. Murray Hall relocated to this building known as Neptune Health Park, Tipton

1997

Due to the demand and increase in service delivery Murray Hall relocates to Owen Street, Tipton

June 1996

Murray Hall is awarded 3 years grant funding from National Lottery

1995

Murray Hall launches Healthpoint, based at Wood Street Tipton, funded by the Government's 'Healthy Living Centre' initiative promoting health and wellbeing

July 1994

Murray Hall Community Trust became a registered charity first located at St Luke Church. Great Bridge, set up by local people in Sandwell to promote health and wellbeing and continue to work in this area as well as in the wider West Midlands