Communities and neighbourhoods

Our Communities and Neighbourhoods (CaN) team manages a network of neighbourhood centres located near each of our twelve estates. The centres serve as a vital hub for each estate, offering something for every community member to get involved with.

To find out more about how CaN create opportunities in Poplar, download their Strategy and 2015/16 report from the Useful Downloads tab.

Summer Scheme 2016 from Poplar HARCA on Vimeo.


Our groups and services include:


  • An Employment and Training team offering vocational training, apprenticeships and employability skills

  • ESOL classes to develop essential language skills

  • Health activities focussed on wellbeing

  • UK Online Centres to demystify the internet

  • Financial education and banking services in conjunction with the Credit Union

  • Volunteering opportunities to gain and share skills 

  • Support to develop social enterprises

  • Food growing and other green initiatives

  • Homework clubs and other after school support 

  • Specialist programmes to inspire young people to maximise their potential

  • A space and support to develop resident/voluntary organisations


There are plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded groups and individuals, creating communities within communities. 




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