The Dockland Settlements aims to provide support to local communities who live close to our centres.
Our focus is on working in Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets to provide sporting, social, recreational and educational activities. We provide low cost playcare to help parents go back to work or remain in work.
Since 1894 we have helped more than half a million people.
92.3 % of our spending is on charitable activities.
Food Bank and Warm Haven:
Our Food Bank and Warm Haven are both open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30-12pm at our centre in Stratford: The Carpenters' and Dockland Centre. We are currently supporting around 700 people every week with food parcels, hygiene, sanitary and cleaning products. Our Warm Haven is a welcoming 'community cafe,' where you can get some hot food, drinks, clothing, charge your devices and use our showers. We also have acupuncture, a barber, and advice sessions. All of this is free to people who need it.
With the support of many funders and food suppliers including Marks and Spencer's, Sainsbury's and Fareshare, we are able to provide the most essential items to those in need. Where possible we also provide some items to smaller Food Banks operating in Newham who are also members of the Newham Food Alliance.
For more info on Foodbank and warm haven opening days and times:
Across all centres we host a variety of sporting activities. Each centre bosting with their unique features and catering to those living closest to the centre. Activities vary in price and with the help of funding and donations we also provide free sports activities whenever possible as we know what an important role sports play in our lives, both mentally and physically. Sporting activities vary depending on the facilities at the centre and can include football, basketball, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Kung Fu, Badminton, Dance and more.
We appreciate that it is in our nature to be sociable, thus we like to create opportunities for people to gather and have a good time. Some of our social activities go hand in hand with our sport activities. Where it is possible, we set up refreshments for participants to enjoy after the activity. Examples of these activities is Line dancing, Walking Sport, Floristry and Art club. This gives participants a chance to relax and make new friends. We also work with other charitable organizations to host workshops and events that will benefit our communities.