Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council (SLNC) fights disadvantage and helps local people to improve their quality of life. We do this by offering wide-ranging advice, and training and health support services. We also run a variety of projects to improve the local environment and increase local opportunities.
The neighbourhood ranks as one of the most deprived in the country, facing serious issues including poverty, ill health, disability, unemployment and low educational attainment.
Established by community leaders in 1976, SLNC has a clear community focus, working in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisation to improve the local situation across the board. The SLNC Management Committee includes a diverse mix of local residents and representatives of locally based organisations whose objectives are similar to ours. They all have direct experience of our services, either as users or stakeholders, and the majority have been involved with one or more of our projects for several years.
Our core services involve the provision of a resource centre, confidential advice services, environmental projects including Saffron Acres and Saffron Heath, and a focus on community housing. We also work hard to reflect the views of Saffron Lane estate residents at the highest levels and are always keen to hear from local people on what is needed in the area. (View the Our Place Report) To try and effect change, we consult with a range of partners to solve neighbourhood problems and gather social policy information relevant to our area. We also participate in a variety of key local and regional agency groups to influence decision making, enhance community ownership and promote social inclusion.
If you would like to take part in the work of the charity, or to become a trustee, please contact us for more information.