20 6 / 2013
18 6 / 2013
LOVE TO LEARN is a project of the Katherine Low Settlement working with refugee communities on education issues. Please forward/display/tweet/FB to all friends and partners who might be interested…
Post: EDUCATION CASEWORKER (maternity cover)
Minimum period: 9 months
Hours: 17 hours per week
Salary: £29,575 pro rata (inc. inner London weighting)
Based: Katherine Low Settlement SW11 (and Wandsworth area)
The Education Caseworker works with young people and their families to support them to access their rights at school, support communication with school, and promote understanding of UK education system. Training will be available for more specialist areas.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 4 July
Interviews: Monday 8 July
FUNDED BY TRUST FOR LONDON
23 5 / 2013
We got his message from Robert at Providence House this morning about the wonderful Elizabeth Braund.
It is the end of an era for Providence House.
Around 1960, Elizabeth Braund first started the youth work in the old Providence Chapel before today’s housing estates were built.
In 1970 she opened the present building on Falcon Road to consolidate the work with young people and families.
In 1975 the new adventure to Dartmoor began, with the opening of East Shallowford Farm in 1976.
On Monday 20th May 2013, Elizabeth passed away at her home, East Shallowford, just 3 weeks short of 92 years.
Her legacy is in the lives of countless Battersea and Wandsworth families.
It is the end of an era. A new era begins.
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Revelation 14)
Please pass this onto anyone you think should know.
17 3 / 2013
We’re looking for local people to help the Katherine Low Settlement become Community Wise.
We want to develop a comprehensive picture of Battersea, so this spring 2013 we aim to talk with 1,000 local people and organisations about their dreams and aspirations, barriers and issues, and most importantly their ideas and solutions for change. So that KLS’s future is truly serving local communities.
Have you got a few hours a week to talk to other local people, as well as learn new skills?
If you’d like to be part of a supportive team then do get in touch. Full training will be given!
Please contact Sarah on:
Sarah Rackham email@example.com
Community Development Manager 020 7223 2845
Katherine Low Settlement
108 Battersea High Street
And… check out: http://www.streetlife.com/conversation/51439a9e00725b4aee723261/
08 3 / 2013
We’re looking for some local people to volunteer on KLS’ new reception. Would you be interested in giving a few hours a week to help welcome people into KLS, as well as learn new skills?
If you’d like to be part of a small and supportive team then do get in touch.
Training will be given!
Please contact Tracy on:
Tracy Frostick firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration & Premises Manager 020 7223 2845
Katherine Low Settlement
108 Battersea High Street
07 3 / 2013
06 3 / 2013
Help us raise funds to buy laptops for the Love to Learn IT hub, giving refugee children access to technology.
We estimate that one additional laptop (value £280) in the Homework Club could generate over 1000 pieces of homework per year!
So - how much homework do you want to sponsor?
£2.50 - 10 pieces (enough for one term for one student in one subject)
£5.00 - 20 pieces (a week’s worth across all students in the club)
£10.00 - 50 pieces (a whole term for a single student across all their subjects)
£50.00 - 275 pieces (a whole term for all the students at the club)
£280.00 - over 1000 pieces - enough to buy an additional laptop to support another 20 students per week
P.S. When you make a donation, don’t forget to check the Gift Aid box if you’re a UK taxpayer as then your charity can claim an extra 25% from the government!
To donate please visit: http://www.everyclick.com/homework
24 2 / 2013
As the Katherine Low Settlement works in Battersea for the benefit of local communities it is important that we know our past. I’ve been researching the area and came across this article found on Wandsworth Borough Council’s website (copyright is atributed to WBC, though i’ve added to it). And so thought I’d share it more widely. More to follow later.
Battersea’s population leapt from 6,887 in 1841 to 150,558 in 1891. The small riverside parish was inundated by people from all over Britain and Ireland in search of work in the new industries. Poor, overcrowded and unhealthy living conditions soon became as bad as the notorious East End.
After years of exploitation, London workers began to take action and the strikes of the dockers and the match girls in the 1880s marked the dawn of the Labour movement. Battersea was one of the first boroughs to form a trades council. This was to support many famous political figures, such as John Burns, John Archer and Shapurji Saklatvala in their bid to represent the people of Battersea, in local government and at Westminster.
John Burns (1858-1943) was a working class Battersea boy who became one of the major figures in the early Labour movement. In 1889, he became well known for his role in the great London Dock Strike, and in the development of New Unions especially among low paid, semi-skilled workers. In 1892, Burns was elected as an independent Labour MP for Battersea. He was not convinced, however, that the new Independent Labour Party could succeed and joined the Liberal Party. In 1905, he became the first working class man to gain a seat in the Cabinet. In 1914 he resigns Cabinet in protest at declaration of First World War; and retired from parliament in 1918.
John Archer (1864-1932) became Britain’s first black mayor when he was elected Mayor of Battersea in 1913. He was born in Liverpool and moved to Battersea c.1880. He was a supporter of black rights and colonial freedom; and had a special interest in public health. He made his living as a photographer. He took an active interest in local politics and was elected councillor for the Latchmere ward in 1906.
Shapurji Saklatvala (1874-1936) was born in Bombay and came to England in 1905. He joined the Communist Party and, in 1922, won a seat in Parliament representing Battersea North. He served as MP until 1929. He had a magnetic personality and a reporter once said “I met a Battersea charwoman … almost in tears because she lived on the wrong side of the street and could not vote for Saklatvala.”
17 2 / 2013
Survey of London
The Survey of London, part of English Heritage’s Research Department, carries out detailed architectural and topographical studies of London, published in an ongoing series of volumes, since 1893.
They recently visited to research Katherine Low Settlement’s old Grade II listed building, as part of their Battersea research. Originally built around 1830’s (we think). KLS moved in in 1924 and we’ve been serving the community ever since.
The Survey works generally within the framework of the old administrative parishes of London, which form the basis of today’s borough structure. With minor exceptions, it has always been restricted to the former county of London, (the LCC) area of operation (which excluded the City of London itself). The vast growth of London, the complexity of its history, and the ever-increasing public interest in buildings of all types and periods, make it almost impossible now to contemplate coverage of all Greater London.
Nevertheless, the Survey is the closest thing to an ‘official’ history of London, and provides essential reading for anyone wishing to find out about some of its most famous and characteristic districts and buildings.
Each volume in the main or ‘parish’ series examines a particular area, discussing its topographical and architectural history and giving a description of its buildings (including many which have been demolished), explaining how they came into being and outlining their significance and historical associations. The text, based to a very large degree on original research, is illustrated with contemporary and archive photographs, accompanied by area or estate maps, and plans, sections and elevational drawings of selected buildings.
We’re looking forward to the Battersea survey which will be published in 2014.
14 2 / 2013
This is what’s going on the Katherine Low Settlement over half term next week (w/c 18th Feb).
Please call 020 7223 2845 or drop by into 108 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HP for more details
Monday 18 Feb, Nutrition and healthy eating workshop, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 19 Feb, Budgeting, cooking, eating workshop, 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday 20 Feb, trip to Escape Snow Zone in Milton Keynes for skiing lesson (only for Young People who have attended both workshops!)
Young Carers Project
Tuesday 19 Feb, Trip to Springfield Hospital
Wednesday 20 Feb, Workshop at Springfield Hospital
Thursday 21 Feb, Activities at KLS, 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Friday 22 Feb, Normal club session 4.00pm - 7.30pm
Love to Learn
Wednesday 20 Feb, Activities at KLS, 11.00am - 6.30pm
Trip to Polka Theatre (for younger children), date and time tbc