Facts and Figures
The Baytree Centre, located in the heart of Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth, caters to women and girls living in some of Lambeth’s most disadvantaged wards, such as Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill, Brixton Hill and Vassall. The latest deprivation data, from 2017, ranks Lambeth as the 9th most deprived borough in London and the 44th in the whole of England (out of 326).
Nearly a third of a million people live in Lambeth. Located in South London, between Wandsworth and Southwark, Lambeth has one of the largest geographic areas of any inner London borough. Largely residential, it is one of the most densely populated places in the country, with an average of 12,020 residents per square kilometre, more than twice the average population density of the capital. It has a complex social and ethnic mix, with large African and Portuguese populations, and is an important focus for the black Caribbean population.
The beneficiaries accessing Baytree’s provision are representative of Lambeth’s complex cultural and ethnic mix.
Like many London boroughs, Lambeth has areas of affluence and of poverty, often found side by side. There is a persistent pool of economically inactive people with low economic and social mobility who often experience high levels of poor education, employment and health outcomes leading to social exclusion.
In 2015, a total of 288 women accessed our provision both within the Centre and through our outreach work in Children’s Centres. 79% of beneficiaries were unemployed and 15% were single parents. The educational needs of the women depended on their background, with those with no prior education having the most barriers to social inclusion.
During 2015 a total of 364 girls participated in our activities, of which 63% were entitled to free school meals. This is a significantly higher proportion than the average among children attending Lambeth schools, which is 31% for both primary and secondary schools. Around a third of children in Lambeth are deemed to be living in poverty.
Our beneficiaries speak more than 32 languages and come from over 21 countries.
We have many generous supporters and funders and our 2015 income can be broken down as follows:
- Fees 2%
- Donations 3.5%
- National Lottery 4%
- Rental of Facilities 6.5%
- Commissioned Services 31.5%
- Trusts & Foundations 52.5%
On average we have 140 volunteers attending the centre each week. They are crucial to our day to day delivery as they contribute 30% of our overall deliverable hours.