Welcome to Blackfriars Settlement

January 2021 and the ongoing and changeable Covid 19 situation

Adult Education
New short courses available and courses starting. For more information on all education provision please see: http://www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/ or call 020 7269 6000.

The Mental Health and Well-being Service @ Blackfriars Settlement will continue to offer our 'Be Connected at HOME' programme of free online zoom activities, helping you to stay connected and be active.

No internet access? You can still join in support and discussion groups, via our new telephone conferencing, without any cost to you.

We continue to offer one to one telephone support, to help with practical and emotional issues. Call or email us on:
Ad: 07716 459314 or Renuka: 07716 458577
email: adonis.christodoulou@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk
email: renuka.bhakta@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk

We are launching a pilot telephone befriending project for members, if you can spare 1-2 hours per week and are interested in volunteering, we need friendly, sensitive and patient people to help us reach as many of our members as possible during lockdown.

You'll receive full training and ongoing support throughout the project. We are looking for a minimum of three months commitment and 1-2 hours per week. For more information please email: alanna.lauder@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk.

Click here for our volunteer application form.

The Positive Ageing service is available on 07568 911 187. There is a range of telephone and online activities happening. Befriending calls can also be arranged for isolated older people. Please call or email for details.
email: Tina.Johnston@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk
email: Eileen.Dacey@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk
email: Sieglinde.Cosias@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk

The 0rb Space offers a range of workshops and courses, such as Baby Massage and Creative Writing for locals (FREE to Southwark residents) and we welcome new participants at any time. Please go to the Orb page or email: Alanna Lauder on orb@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk to find out more.

If you are interested in volunteering to support local people please email info@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk.

We will update this message with further details as they become available.

Thank you.

Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity based in London SE1 for over 130 years that aims to create and provide community services and support. Whether you want to learn new skills or to have fun and make friends, we have something to suit you.

All of our work is guided by five aims:

  • Supporting the achievement of individual aspirations
  • Promoting physical and mental well-being and independence for all
  • Promoting learning and development - formal and informal
  • Promoting digital inclusion
  • Being a focal point in the community

Please browse our website to find out what we can do for you.


If you would like to donate to support our services please do so securely here.

Positive Ageing @ Blackfriars March 2021 Newsletter

12th March, 2021
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