Who we are
The London Learning Foundation (LLF) was formed in May 2013 as a wholly-owned charitable subsidiary of London Learning Consortium. The London Learning Foundation is a health charity, which develops and supports projects that promote health and wellbeing, to young people and adults over 19 within the borough of Croydon.
We believe 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.
At the heart of our approach is a strong commitment to designing our work with and for our residents and for residents to be part of the delivery. Alongside a board of Trustees which meets three times a year to steer the Foundation and oversee activity.
All our projects and courses are free with no prior skills needed if you are 19+, unemployed & on benefits. Please click on the links below to find out more and to complete the online application form:
What we do
LLF has developed a range of projects inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing shown below, as well as positive psychology. Leading by ideas and building on people’s existing strengths rather than being pushed by problems.
By consulting deeply with our partners and members of our community we really understand what would be most helpful in making a real difference to health and wellbeing in Croydon.
We are in the process of launching our Spaces with Places project with Good Food Matters in New Addington, our Community Health and Wellbeing Champions course and Gateway to Wellbeing course. All these courses cover various training and teaching, from practical gardening to educating participants on the link between a healthy lifestyle and improved mental health. Giving local people the opportunity to be innovative and experience wellbeing through social connectedness. With a chance for people to flourish onto further LLC courses or another career/project aspirations they may already have.
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.
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
- give local people a voice and empower them to be their best selves.
- support learning outcomes around health and wellbeing within the borough of Croydon.
Share your ideas with us using this 5-minute online survey https://surveyhero.com/c/0aa05055.
If you would like to help support our work or work with us, please contact Dawn Benson on firstname.lastname@example.org