The students who founded Pembroke House were pioneers of the settlement movement. They departed from traditional models of charity by moving to Walworth to live and work alongside the community.

Residency has been at the heart of our work ever since. For 135 years we’ve retained a house for residents, which today is home to six members of our team.


There are no current vacancies.

Future opportunities to live in the Residency will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Life at Pembroke House

Our residents volunteer a few hours of their time each week. Recent residents have managed our weekly lunch club and organised events like our annual street party. Others have supported the team with writing, communications, design and fundraising.

Here everyone gets involved in everything – so life is intense, busy and rich.


Residents receive subsidised accommodation next to Pembroke House. We are close to bus routes on the Old Kent Road, and within walking distance of Elephant & Castle (Northern Line, zones 1 and 2).

Living in the residency is a chance to immerse yourself fully in the life of this community. Residents are also a key part of the Pembroke House team, and attend monthly team dinners and other social events throughout the year.

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