Concept    From 1884 

Settlements

Categories: Social Welfare

Concept

The settlement movement was a reformist social movement that began in the 1880s and peaked around the 1920s in England and the United States. Its goal was to bring the rich and the poor of society together in both physical proximity and social interconnectedness. Its main object was the establishment of "settlement houses" in poor urban areas, in which volunteer middle-class "settlement workers" would live, hoping to share knowledge and culture with, and alleviate the poverty of, their low-income neighbours. The settlement houses provided services such as daycare, education, food, shelter and healthcare to improve the lives of the poor in these areas.

The first settlement was Toynbee Hall founded in Whitechapel in 1884. Also see: Brady Settlement; Bermondsey Settlement; Blackfriars Settlement, Robert Browning Settlement; Katherine Lowe Settlement; St George's Settlement.

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Settlements

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W. Drummond

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Tower Hamlets Community Housing Ltd

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18 memorials
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Reverend St John Groser

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Person, Politics & Administration, Religion, Social Welfare, Australia

1 memorial