As hundreds of local people enrolled at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London last month, the College hosted the launch of a new framework aimed at developing their communities.

The framework led by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) aims to support further education (FE) providers to identify and implement community development strategies that are sustainable, appropriate and effective.

In addition, the LSIS Community Development Fund will offer FE providers up to £25k for projects that address local community issues by delivering innovative and partnership initiatives that improve neighbourhoods and provide brighter futures for people in the community. 

Vice Principal, Jane O’Neill, welcomed delegates from across the country to the afternoon event before passing over to speakers who included LSIS Executive Director, Yvette Adams, Principal of Wolverhampton College, Ian Millard, and Cathy Robinson from Fareport Training Organisation.

Jane O’Neill said: “We were honoured to host such an important event. This is an excellent opportunity for learning providers to invest in their communities and improve the future of their learners by contributing to a positive and cohesive community.”

Yvette Adams added: “We have had loads of wonderful ideas that give us a clear focus on the direction we need to take to establish collaborative partnerships. We have also had some inspirational and fantastic speakers that have inspired everyone to go away and think about what they can do to develop more sustainable communities.”