The Baytree Centre provides services for around 800 women and girls annually in Brixton, many of whom are newly arrived immigrants, are from poor families and have English as a second language. There is a focus on language skills and job readiness, as well as helping girls newly arrived in the UK into school and finding trusted relationships.
We worked with the Baytree Centre last year to review their forward strategy with their local partners, as they sought to become an independent charity and separate from a much larger national one. A part of this was to look at the opportunities that their building might offer for new services or to provide secure, unrestricted income streams. This project is ongoing and we hope to have an update on this project soon.