KATHERINE LOW SETTLEMENT
Registered UK Charity No: 1081248
Tracing its history back to the early 20th century, the Katherine Low Settlement is a charity serving the community in Battersea, south-west London from its premises on the High Street. It has a small staff and a lot of volunteers who run a range of projects supporting children and young people and their families, older people, refugees and newly arrived communities. Initiatives include:
THE LOVE TO LEARN PROGRAMME
This is an educational and wellbeing programme for 350+ children and young people from refugee backgrounds and their families and carers living in Wandsworth. Working with young people aged 4 – 21 to broaden educational experiences and improve employment outcomes, it helps build confidence and support aspirations. It includes: one-to-one mentoring to help children with their homework and study skills; educational casework to support families with any aspect of their child’s schooling (including applications, appeals, SEN); study groups and homework clubs (ages 5 to 15) in Battersea.
THE ELDERS PROGRAMME
This programme works with older people in the community to support health and wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation. It encourages new friendships to develop and strengthens connections to help everyone feel part of the KLS family. It includes=social, creative and physical activities.
ESOL (ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES) PROGRAMME
This is an educational and extracurricular programme for newly arrived adults looking to improve their English or learn English for the first time. Maths tuition and a wide range of extracurricular activities are also provided.
All the courses are free and fit with school hours and terms; a free creche is also provided. Most students who commit to their courses and attend regularly can achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the end of the academic year. All classes are taught by qualified teachers and supported by volunteer teaching assistants.
Find out more about Katherine Low Settlement.