KATHERINE LOW SETTLEMENT
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 in 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 directed at 200 children and young people from refugee backgrounds and their families and carers, providing friendship and mentoring, advocacy and casework, homework clubs and trips and activities.
• The 60 Plus programme which supports members with their wellbeing and physical health. The programme promotes friendship and community care through wide-ranging activities.
• Courses that teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and maths courses and childcare courses for ESOL students. With four teachers and eleven volunteers, this free service supports around 120 students.
The community activities at the charity’s premises see over 500 people a week passing through its doors. Funding is sourced from supporters, trusts and foundations to enable it to reduce poverty and isolation and to bring the community together.
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