Katherine Low Settlement

Katherine Low Settlement

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Older people / later life
  • Social care
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Katherine Low Settlement is a much-loved, busy charity that has been at the heart of the community in Battersea, London, since 1924. We work to reduce poverty and isolation and bring the community together. Our core programmes support older people, children, young people and their families from refugee backgrounds and newly-arrived adults learning English: over 500 people a week visit our building. We campaign for social change and we partner with other charities and communities to help them to thrive in the wider community.

Activities

Elders

KLS Elders Programme works with older people in the community to support health and wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation. Our programme encourages new friendships to develop and strengthens connections to help everyone feel part of the KLS family. We offer social, creative and physical activities. We develop and regularly update our programme with our members to make sure it stays varied and relevant to their needs.

ESOL

KLS ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is an educational and extracurricular programme for newly arrived adults looking to improve their English or learn English for the first time.

We also offer Maths and a wide range of extracurricular activities. All our courses are free and fit with school hours and terms: we have a free creche.

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.

If you are interested in studying ESOL with us, please come into reception and sign up to our waiting list. We will then contact you. All courses start in September and run for an academic year.

Love to Learn

KLS Love to Learn is an educational and wellbeing programme for 350+ children and young people from refugee backgrounds and their families and carers living in Wandsworth. Established in 2004, our Love to Learn programme works with young people aged 4 – 21 to broaden educational experiences and improve employment outcomes; we build confidence and support aspirations. We provide: 1-1 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.

Current opportunities

London (Central), SW11 3HP

Supporting older learners to improve their basic digital skills in a friendly weekly session.