Learning for Life

A growing charity that aims to provide ‘Learning for Life’ opportunities for children and young people with learning difficulties and special educational needs, or who have been affected by illness, disability or poverty. 

About Us

Learning for Life is a local charity that had its beginnings in a unique partnership between West Lea School, which provides education for children with special educational needs, and its surrounding communities in Edmonton. Both the  school and the charity have grown and continued to grow to deliver services across the Borough of Enfield and both are now part of the Enterprise Cooperative Trust.

The charities aims remain the same:

  • We seek to support the education of young people with special needs by providing additional facilities for education 
  • We seek to prevent and relieve poverty by providing and identifying training and work experience opportunities for young people
  • We provide pathways to employment to give unemployed young people a job and a purpose 
  • We seek to promote social inclusion by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving people who are socially excluded and assisting their integration into society across The London Borough of Enfield and the surrounding areas.

Our Shops

Each of our shops offer an appealing and constantly changing range of quality donated goods. All our shops make a crucial and significant contribution to the funding required to deliver our mission in the local community.

Our Vision

The Learning for Life Charity is a growing charity that aims to provide ‘Learning for Life’ opportunities for children and young people with learning difficulties and special educational needs, or who have been affected by illness, disability or poverty. 

We are so please to share we are working to regenerate a former girls’ charity school in Enfield, originally constructed in 1793! We are working on this project alongside London Historic Buildings Trust so the building can once again provide learning, training and employment opportunities for young people in our community. 

The building will be turned into a bijou café, where young people will gain work experience, as well as a meeting space, cinema, and a space for school activities. The centre will provide opportunities for young people with SEND, or who are unemployed/socially excluded to access work experience and develop key employability skills.