Welcome to Blackfriars Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity based in London SE1 for over 125 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.

Join us in creating opportunities for the local community; you can help by donating to a service of your choice or generally online at JustGiving.

  • Blackfriars Settlement says a big thank you to Lester Reeves for running the London Marathon for us. See more pictures on our Facebook page here.
  • Have you read our latest newsletter about our Older People Services? Click here to download the latest copy.

  • “There were so many success stories here; Sean can now…” - See more here:

  • The Supporters Club - is holding a Personalisation - General Information Day on Monday 3rd March 2014 1.30pm to 3.15pm that is open to everyone to attend.  It will be an event for organisations to inform everyone about what they do with regards to Personalisation, Support Plans and Personal Budgets, as well as a general day of fun and refreshments.  This is a great opportunity to explore what Personalisation means

  • Book your place onto our Cook and Eat course, starting Wednesday 12th February 2014. Contact Mannie: 020 7928 952.

  • Our Older People Services is buzzing away with activities. The program varies weekly so check out the older people's services newsletter (PDF 0.15KB) or contact us for more information.

  • HRH The Princess Royal visited Blackfriars Settlement in Borough on 11th December 2013 to open 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1, the Settlement’s new multi-purpose, fully accessible community centre. See more pictures here.