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The Dockland Settlements has been helping deprived communities since 1894 when Malvern College school in Worcestershire started a school mission, in Canning Town in London’s East End, for the purpose of bringing welfare and recreation to the youth of the dock area slums, who were mostly unemployed and extremely poverty-stricken. The Docklands Settlements used to have centres across the country, traditionally located in areas where dockers and their families lived. Over the years this has changed and we now operate in areas where deprived families might live including Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

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