Somali Community Development Trust

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About Organisation

Our Work
The Somali Community Development Trust (SCDT) was established in 2002 and registered as a charity and a company limited by guarantee in 2004. The aim of our organisation is to provide help and support to the Somali community, for those in our community who are vulnerable. The SCDT also aims to promote education, recreation, employment and social welfare benefits to the Somali community in Camden and to help provide relief for Somali people who have suffered traumatic psychological injuries, war induced injuries or who have problems with drug and alcohol abuse, through the provision of information, advice and counselling services.

Somali Link Worker
The Somali Link Worker works closely with school-based Home/School Link Workers and community groups to establish effective links with Somali parents and support schools in identifying and addressing issues facing Somali young people. The Worker establishes regular meeting with identified pupils at KS4 to work on self-esteem, motivation and encouraging participation in extra-curricular and out of school learning opportunities. He also works closely with Connexions PAS, Mentors, the KS4/5 Progression Advisors and EMAS.

Advocacy and Guidance
A one-day advice service is run for Somali refugees and asylum seekers in our centre at 62a St Paul’s Crescent NW1. A volunteer part time outreach worker offers advice to Somali families in their ‘mother tongue’. An interpretation/translation service is also provided to refugees with language issues.

Our Plans
The focus is currently shifted towards training, coaching and inspiring the unemployed and those with low skill sets. Our aim here is to develop new initiatives that have been highlighted as necessary by staff, service users and external stakeholders including funders and consolidate work done so far.

For more information please contact : 02034894404 or
email info@trustscd

Somali Community Development Trust
62a Saint Paul's Crescent
London, NW1 9XZ

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