Community learning and development

Find out how we help young people and adults with skills for life, learning and work.

What's community learning and development?

Community learning and development means working with individuals to improve their skills, increase their confidence and encourage active citizenship. It also focuses on growing some types of community-led groups and services that make communities more cohesive, sustainable and better able to overcome the challenges they face.

Community learning and development is always learner-led and participation is voluntary.

We refresh our plan every 3 years to make sure we meet our individuals and community's needs. In East Renfrewshire, it's delivery is split into 3 core elements:

  • Youth work
  • Community capacity building
  • Adult learning

Who we work with

Community learning and development is largely delivered by our Community Planning, Young Person's Services and Adult Learning teams alongside Voluntary Action for East Renfrewshire. We'll also work in partnership with:

  • the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)
  • East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure
  • East Renfrewshire Carers' Centre

Our plan 

Download our community learning and development plan for 2021 to 2024 (PDF) [792KB] .

Download our community learning and development action plan for 2021 to 2024 (PDF) [1MB] .

Download our community learning and development recovery impact overview (PDF) [790KB] .

Last modified on 2 October 2023