The Bridge at Waterloo is a social enterprise founded by St John's Waterloo.
We deliver projects responsive to need, acting as a catalyst for change and growth.
We believe that unlocking individual potential enables all to flourish.
Why we exist
According to the 2015 edition of London’s Poverty Profile, Lambeth had the highest rate of underage pregnancy (conception rate of 7.1 per 1,000 women aged 13 to 15), as well as relatively low male life expectancy.
Lambeth also had a higher rate of out-of-work benefit recipients (at 10.6%) than the London average. Unemployment (8.7%) and out of work benefit claims (11.1%) were both higher in Southwark than the average for London in 2014. Rents in Southwark are unaffordable relative to most London boroughs. Homelessness acceptances grew in Southwark from 3.7 to 6.1 per 1,000 households between 2009 and 2014.
Additionally, “Less than half of pupils receiving free school meals under-attained at GCSE level in 2013/14 (48%), better than most other London boroughs”.
We have launched a £3 million appeal to renovate our base at St John's Waterloo.
The Appeal Patrons are:
The Rt Rev Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark
Ms Pat Thomas OBE
Michael Berman CBE
Kate Hoey MP
Iain Tuckett MBE, Coin Street Community Builders
Find out more about us through out business plan, articles of memorandum and annual accounts.