About Us

About KLS

Who We Are

Katherine Low Settlement is a much-loved busy charity that has been at the heart of the community in Battersea, South West London, since 1924. 

With a few staff and a lot of volunteers, we run a range of our own community projects.

We support children, young people and their families, older people and refugees and newly arrived communities.

Our building is used for community activities and events by over 500 people a week, and our rooms are available for hire at affordable rates.

We are grateful for the funding we receive from supporters, trusts and foundations to enable us to continue to reduce poverty and isolation and bring Battersea together.

Our Team

Aaron Barbour – Director
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Fleur Anderson – Head of Community Services
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Tracy Frostick – Admin and Premises Manager [email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Sarah Rackham – Community Development Manager
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Dawn Killen – Older People’s Outreach & Support Worker
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Lucie Brooke – Older People’s Outreach & Support Worker
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Sally Petch – ESOL Co-ordinator
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Bobbi-Roseanna O’Neil – Receptionist
[email protected] | 020 7223 2845

Ibtisam Adem – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Elena Nikolova- ESOL Teacher
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Fran Juckes- ESOL Teacher
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Sophie Roumet – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Faaduma Mahamoud – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Chloe Levassor – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Ahmed Omar – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Nadine Ballantyne – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Molly Daniels – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Mary Foley – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Vanessa Rodnight – Love To Learn
[email protected]  | 020 7223 2845

Aaron and Fleur
Tracy
Bobbi

We support children, young people and their families, older people and refugees and newly arrived communities.

Fran, Elena and Sally
Sheena, Jean, Sharon and Tom
Dawn, Lucie and Sarah

Funder Endorsement

“I first started helping at KLS’ free legal advice sessions in, I think 1968. I helped regularly when Jack Davies was Warden until leaving Wandsworth in 1975. Since then I have usually, just not always, with my wife, made an annual donation. All good wishes to you and the Settlement.”

Anthony Bradbury

Long-term Individual Giver and Supporter

“I support KLS because they wholeheartedly support the people in this part of London who do not have many of the advantages others take for granted. I particularly admire the work done for young people and the elderly, and also for those who have recently arrived in the UK and whose first language is not English. My support stems from my Christian belief that every human being should not only have life, but have it abundantly. KLS makes a big contribution towards reaching that aspiration.”

Peter Wintgens

Long-term Individual Giver and Supporter

“At Aspire we wanted to make more of a difference locally. We’d heard about KLS being such a worthwhile charity and got in touch. We haven’t looked back. After discussing several ideas with Aaron (KLS’ CEO) we agreed to close two offices for our staff to take part in Aspire’s first Corporate Challenge Day: painting offices and gardening, giving KLS a proper makeover. Last year we sponsored Battersea Christmas Market involving 44 local business and several hundred local residents coming together to celebrate Christmas and strengthen the local economy. I’m a big supporter of KLS and look forward to continue working with them.”

Mark Howell, Director, Aspire Estate Agents

Corporate supporter

“I chose to run for the Katherine Low Settlement because I know what brilliant work they do. I’ve volunteered for their Love to Learn project for three years and can see what a difference extra learning support can make to children from refugee backgrounds. I’ve also been really impressed by the support they give their volunteers as well as the communities they work with. I know that keeping charities going and working well involves dedicated staff and the right equipment so I was really happy to raise money that the centre could choose to spend in the best way they saw fit.”

Lizzie Pulton

Volunteer and Fundraising Runner Extraordinaire

“The Sir Walter St John’s Educational Trust has been closely involved with the Katherine Low Settlement for more than a decade. We have funded educational projects which have been conceived in the local community, and carried through by dedicated professionals who work with volunteers in that community. For this reason, the projects have delivered not only the outcomes originally planned, but added value for families in the local area. We have found the project leaders to be creative in their approach, and able to learn and evolve their practice from each of their undertakings. Reports to us are clear and based on evidence. We value our relationship with the Settlement, which gives us confidence our funds are put to good use.”

Jenny Scribbins

Trustee and Chair of the Grants Committee, SWSJ Educational Trust

“The flood of refugees into Europe with the daily pictures of their misery is a challenge to us all. I am happy to support the KLS work with refugee communities in Battersea because it is a humane response to that challenge and one which contributes to the building of a diverse and successful community.”

Charles

Trustee of the Belpech Trust