Who we are
The London Learning Foundation (LLF) was formed in May 2013 as a wholly owned charitable subsidiary of London Learning Consortium. LLF is developing and supporting a range of projects that promote health and well-being led by ideas rather than pushed by problems.
The LLF develops and supports projects that promote health, wellbeing and education outcomes within the borough of Croydon with the objective of creating communities of wellbeing. Wellbeing is generally understood to comprise two main components: feeling good and functioning well.
What we do
The LLF believes that when we as individuals are mindful of our own health and wellbeing, and the health and wellbeing of those around us, we can build and sustain communities of wellbeing
The overall aim of LLF is to increase community resilience by building on existing strengths and powering innovative projects that support learning outcomes around health and wellbeing within the borough of Croydon. In parallel with this, we work with the local community to build capacity to take these projects into the future.
LLF is inspired by positive psychology which looks at how ordinary people can flourish and experience wellbeing through social connectedness. We are committed to giving a voice to local people, to empowering them to be their best selves and take responsibility for their own and others’ wellbeing.
As a strength based and people led charity, LLF aims to:
- bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
- enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Find out more about what we do and why in our Strategic Oversight Document.
LLF is developing a range of projects inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing developed by the New Economic Foundation. These are:
Connect with others
Be more active
Take notice of the world
Give to others
We are committed to:
We will speak to people and listen to what they have to say.
Supporting what’s already working well
We will use the knowledge, skills and experience people already have and explore how we can build on it.
Being brave and testing new approaches
We will be original and creative in achieving our mission and will share what we learn with others.
Understanding and valuing existing activities and services that do similar work
We will engage with and add value to other groups, learning from their experiences and knowledge and sharing what we know.
What’s happening right now?
LLF is in the process of consulting with local community groups and residents about how to make a real difference to health and wellbeing in Croydon.
LLF is seeking funding to establish and run a series of projects from 2019 to improve health and wellbeing using the five steps outlined above.
Share your ideas with us using this 5-minute online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LH6KMXJ
If you would like to help support our work or work with LLF, please contact:
- Ellen Ryan on 07775 582184, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amanda Pavon-Lopez on 07812 159689, email@example.com