About Us

Enfield Somali Community Association (SECCA) is a registered charity and operates in some of the most deprived wards of Enfield. SECCA through considerable hard work has evolved into an effective ‘partner’ organisation, providing a much-needed link with the community and a platform to reflect the ever changing and diverse needs of community. SECCA’s board members play an active role in the ESP Board, ECEN Steering Group, Refugee Council as well as other bodies, in aiding and guiding the policies of local statutory providers and ensure that the needs of the community are met. The organisation has been positively changing the lives of ethnic minorities  in Enfield for the past 30 years.

Aims
  • To highlight and address the needs of the Somali community in Enfield
  • To work in partnership with other agencies and service providers to ensure the needs of the Somali Community are known and met
  • To provide facilities for Education, leisure & recreation, sport, health promotion and social welfare for the children and young people
  • To raise the educational achievement of the Somali children through after school classes, while preserving their cultural and linguistic heritage
  • To decrease the isolation of Somali women, children, the elderly and the disabled
  • To provide services which benefit the inhabitants of the London borough of Enfield, and its neighborhood, and in particular those of Somali ethnic origin in such ways as are charitable.
  • To improve the awareness and the access in the Somali Community of the available services
  • To facilitate co-operation and understanding between Somali Community and other communities
  • To influence social policy makers and service providers positively towards the needs of the Somali community

Activities

  • Provision of advice, information and Guidance (AIG) on housing, welfare benefits, employment, education & training, and immigration
  • Mother Tongue & Supplementary Classes
  • Home-school Liaison - to improve the educational opportunities of children, prevent school exclusion and improve the relationship between families and schools
  • Basic skills training, ESOL classes
  • Job search and job brokerage, volunteering opportunities and training.
  • Small Business Support Service and Network
  • workshops on: Crime & drugs, health, community cohesion, Social and cultural events
  • Youth advice, sports activities and Outings to theme parks
  • Family Support and mediation service 
  • Befriending and Mentoring service , Tea and Talk parents group
  • Community Consultation workshops
  • Referrals to specialist services relating to need highlighted
  • Representing the Somali Community at various strategic forums
  • Promoting harmony and diversity between the Somali Community and other communities
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