Lahan is an active member of the community with a commitment to seeing that the local area is improved for the benefit of local people. He has been a resident on the Aylesbury Estate for over 10 years. For over 12 years he has helped run and manage the Aylesbury Learning Centre, a key local community resource, and is also a church warden at St Peter’s Church in Walworth. His skills focus is on Human Resource Management, Community Support and Development and also IT Management. Lahan joined the board to ensure that the needs and interests of local people, in particular those of young people, are heard and addressed in terms of local employment, enterprise and apprenticeship and that the surrounding community becomes a better living and working environment for all.