Local Community Partnerships

LCP meeting

What is a Local Community Partnership?

A Local Community Partnership (LCP) is a partnership between Croydon’s voluntary and community groups to support the transition towards a pro-active and preventative care model in each of Croydon’s six One Croydon localities.


Why does Croydon need Local Community Partnerships?

LCPs are an opportunity for local people to take greater ownership and leadership over the provision of preventative health and social care services for residents. This means that the LCP programme is working to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in each of Croydon’s six One Croydon localities by harnessing the skills of local people to create preventative health and social care services for residents.

Local Community Partnerships (LCPs) have been created to enable Croydon’s voluntary and community groups to harness their skills and local expertise to take an active role in their neighbourhoods to develop solutions to meet health and wellbeing needs in their local area.


Local Community Plans

LCPs have identified key priority themes for their neighbourhoods and Community Plans are being developed for each locality. They combine the strength of people and their communities and join them up with services to tackle health inequalities. Through solution-orientated plans they provide insight to enable more transparent, comprehensive and effective commissioning in localities. These plans can be accessed by clicking on the links in the section below.


Local Community Partnerships – Where are they today?

LCPs have been established in each of the six One Croydon localities laying the foundations to devolve power and authority to local people and communities. Quarterly LCP meetings take place in each area. You can click on each of the following buttons (highlighted in red) to find out how to join local meetings, engage in local activities and find out more about available services

  1. Croydon North East (Crystal Palace South, Upper Norwood, Thornton Heath & South Norwood)
  2. Croydon North West (Norbury, Pollards Hill, West Thornton Heath & Bensham Manor).
  3. Croydon Central East (Woodside, Shirley, Addiscombe East, & Park Hill)
  4. Croydon Central West (Broad Green, Fairfield, Addiscombe West, Selhurst, Waddon & South Croydon)
  5. Croydon South East (New Addington, Fieldway, Addington Village, Forestdale, Monks Hill & Selsdon).
  6. Croydon South West (Purley, Woodcote, Riddlesdown, Purley Oaks, Sanderstead, Kenley, Coulsdon & Old Coulsdon)

Partnership meetings are attended by voluntary sector groups, council staff, NHS staff, schools and nurseries, government representatives and active citizens.

On each of the above pages, you can find a link to our Simply Connect Croydon database, which lists all local activities and services. To better understand how to navigate it click hereIn November 2023 we heard from local groups at One Croydon's Local Community Partnerships event. View presentations here.


LCP events



For details of our programme of events for the LCPs, visit our Eventbrite page: 



Contact Details

North East
Magdalene Adenaike - magdalene@music-relief.org
Nicole Godetz - workingtogether@noothinking.co.uk

North West
P Voden - pvoden@aol.com
Janet Campbell - Janet.Campbell@croydon.gov.uk

Central East 
Lynda Graham - lynda.graham2@nhs.net
Celestina Oniye-Thomas - info@floatingcounselling.co.uk

Central West
James Watkins - james.watkins@mainzworld.com
Alison Johnson - info@alison-johnson.com
Carol Trower - carol.trower@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk 

South East
Julia Weller - thefamilycentre@hotmail.co.uk
Marion Burchell - marion_burchell@hotmail.com
Roy Simpson - remerrow@gmail.com

South West
Ben Taylor - ben.taylor@cvalive.org.uk
Patricia Boyle - boylep.advocates@gmail.com


Further details of partners 

For further details visit Simply Connect


Community Hubs

As part of One Croydon’s Locality Operating Model, CVA is supporting the development of Community Hubs, a ‘close-to-home’, accessible and welcoming place where local residents will feel comfortable going to access wrap-around support including connection to local activities. In 2022, Croydon Voluntary Action and Asian Resource Centre Croydon’s Community Facilitators worked with fantastic groups to launch a Community Hub in New Addington (with New Addington Pathfinders) and in Thornton Heath (with Age UK Croydon). 

LCPs have enabled the identification of several potential Community Hubs across the borough. For more on information, please visit our page on Community Hubs.