Blackfriars Settement

Blackfriars Settement

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 


For 130 years, Blackfriars Settlement (BFS) has sought to understand the needs of local people and to develop ways of meeting those needs. This has been achieved by being a settled part of the community, well known and respected for its activities. Initially being settled meant a resident community of individuals (all educated women in our case) sharing their privilege and opportunity within deprived communities. This meeting of need has been marked by a listening to local people and together creating opportunities. The Settlement Movement has long embodied the contemporary principle of Co-Production.


Children and Young People - Early Years provision, After School Club, Holiday Play Schemes focused around our Adventure Playground. Youth Clubs

Older People's Service - Reducing Isolation through 3 Lunch Clubs, Art and Craft, Exercise for over 55s, Befriending Service, Frank's Club for Men, Nightingales Choir

Mental Health and Well-being - Well Health Club - Healthy eating, quitting smoking and Exercises classes Well- Connected - bringing people together to sustain wellness.

Learning Service - English as a Second Language, Working with Children and Employability

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