The Battersea Alliance, of whom we are part, has written a short report about their work over the last year 2021/22.
Download a copy here: Battersea Alliance – Annual Report 2021-22
Since our last report we have seen the election of a new Council, the reorganisation of the Health Authority and perhaps the biggest cost of living crisis on record! Through the Covid-19 pandemic, our sector was already under severe pressure with funding being redirected to meet crisis needs. As the pandemic abates we are seeing enormous strains and stresses caused by poverty particularly fuel poverty, inflation, pay constraints and general economic uncertainty – all directly impacting on the sector, particularly on volunteering, which has showed a marked decline.
Background about the Battersea Alliance
The Battersea Alliance has been formed by the Big Local SW11 (which is an independent, resident-led group that has been awarded £1m to invest in projects that improve opportunities for local people and strengthen our community) to help deliver its own strategy for the local community.
The Alliance is a partnership with the Big Local SW11, working together with five local long-standing, trusted and passionate organisations, with deep community roots and social relations that span many generations, working together to build a stronger Battersea.
To fulfil its objectives and strategy the Battersea Alliance works in partnership with local community delivery partners. Visit: www.blsw11alliance.org
Highlights over the last year
This last year was about reconnecting and recovering after the pandemic and various government lockdowns. We reviewed and adjusted our strategy and plan to support more local residents out of the Covid crisis and now the Cost of Living crisis.
Highlights over the last year include:
Download the report