Our vision is for an inclusive society where the people of Battersea and the wider Wandsworth community achieve their potential together.
So as a busy, community-based charity we at Katherine Low Settlement call upon all political parties, in the forthcoming General Election on 12th December, to include in their manifestos and future policy commitments to:
- Ensure there is affordable, good-quality childcare available
- Provide early action, wrap-around care for young people
- Focus on education not testing
- Invest in Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) support through the education system
- Tackle racism and all forms of discrimination
- Ensure work is decent and well paid
- Invest in and reform social security
- Build more social housing, with 25% of all new building developments allocated as social housing
- Make London affordable and accessible for older people, so reducing isolation and loneliness
- Welcome refugees
- Tackle the climate emergency
We’ve deliberately focused on these overarching policy areas. As these are the ones that we want our politicians (of any persuasion) and civil servants to focus their lens on. We’ve gathered these priorities from our members, staff and volunteers, as they’ve told us that these are some of the most pressing issues that they’re dealing with in Battersea. We can see that others in communities across the UK are grappling with these too (and more).
In the run up to the Election we will be posting more blogs that will go into specifics about each of these policy areas. So watch this space.
Battersea Question Time
And… if you’d like to speak to the parliamentary candidates running to become the next Battersea MP then join us for Battersea Question Time on:
- Thursday 28th November
- York Gardens Library
It’s a hustings for local Battersea people. We’re co-hosting this with The Battersea Society.
Everyone is welcome! Just turn up and do bring a friend. See you there.