To build individuals social and economic capacity and develop sustainable communities
High Trees Community Development Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Established in 1998 and based in Lambeth, South London, High Trees has been delivering projects and services to local people for the last 16 years, adopting a holisitc approach to community development.
High Trees is now an established community anchor and hub. We work with local people and a range of partners to build the capacity of individuals. Through the projects and services we deliver, and partnerships we enter into we seek to regenerate communities socially and economically.
The services at High Trees are supported by a team of 10 directly employed staff, both full and part time, a cohort of sessional workers and a bank of volunteers.
Guided by the needs of the local community and working to support government agendas, we deliver and support a range of projects grouped in three interlinked thematic areas:
- Employment, Education and Training Support; Community Learning and accredited training courses, employment support, volunteering opportunities and work placements schemes.
- Children, Young People and Family Services; working on the basis of early intevention, we deliver youth clubs and forums, adventure play, wellbeing projects, self development programmes, mentoring and youth leadership.
- Community Engagement and Development; nurturting and capacity building individuals and community groups to empower them to take local action and develop advocacy skills.
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The work we do is underpinned by making sure our services;
- Are delivered in a collaborative manner; working with other local and national partners to enhance service delivery, avoid duplication of work and ensure we have an effective referral system
Support vulnerable people; our services are designed to help those most in need, ensuring we reach out to supporting the most vulnerable members of the community by adopting a grassroots approach to outreach and engagement.