Past Projects

Project started in the 1970s and 1980s

Lambeth Tiles
Factory reproducing tiles from the 18th-century Delft period of the Lambeth Pottery. Employing local residents with learning difficulties.

House of Lambeth
Reproduced the Dolls Houses from the Bethnal Green Museum for the American Market.

Lambeth Industries
Large flatted factory complex in Norwood for new start businesses. Modernised using trainees.

Roots and Shoots
Training project for those with learning difficulties, literacy, numeracy and horticulture.

Gypsy Hill Garden Centre
Distribution point for produce from sheltered workspace.

The Mushroom Factory
Organic mushroom production for Harrods and other London stores.

The Bean Sprout
Specialist unit providing fresh bean sprouts for Chinatown.

Insul Flow
Collecting waste paper, shredding it, coating it with fine retardant and using it to insulate pensioner's roofs.

All Sewn Up
Training programme in high quality sewing skills. Still active, can be contacted here

Lambeth CDA
Co-op centre in Mowll Street to house new start workers'co-operatives. Current head office of LMHS.

Kennington Office Cleaners
50-strong women's cleaning company.

Lambeth Toys
Making small wooden toys for Habitat and kitchen utensils and toys for nurseries.

London and Lambeth Weekly Campaign
Campaign to secure protection and minimum wage for women on outwork at home.

London Women and Work
Working party to open new agencies for female employment.

Lambeth Housing Co-op Groups
Grew out of CDA - supported tenants co-ops in Lambeth.

Ekarno Housing Co-op
Took over church in Stockwell and converted into student units led by Settlement residents.

Hostel for single mothers as interim space before re-housing.

Stockwell Health Project
Series of projects around local health issues, including sickle cell anaemia.

Lunch Club
Lunch and bingo for the elderly.

South Bank Techno
A partnership with Prudential, South Bank University and LMHS - 225,000 sq ft new build to house new start technology businesses.

Oasis Children's Venture
Children's gardening project in Stockwell.

Community Devleopment Team
Supported groups on specific projects, including tenants' associations, health groups, women's issues groups and campaigning.