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  2016-21 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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