A Community Working Together​

Enfield Somali Community Association (SECCA)  is a small charity created by community for the community. We are led by a board of trustees who represent the community and are actively involved in service planning and development.

We operate an open door policy for all community members but serve predominantly the local Somali community and other diaspora community members. We are recognised as the go-to place for support by these communities.

What We Do

We are a user-led organisation, dedicated to supporting local people. We offer a range of holistic services which help over 3,750 people every year – in all different areas of their lives. Together, these combine to provide a holistic package of support, uniquely tailored to the individual, and working to enable the people to have more choice and control over their lives.

Health & Wellbeing

Elders Project

Meeting weekly at Community House, our Community Elders Breakfast Club is an opportunity for people aged 50+ to come together with friends and acquaintances to stay active, socialise and access wellbeing activities.

Dementia & Mental Health Services

We provide practical help and support to navigate life for individuals and family members dealing with early stage dementia, memory loss concerns or developing memory loss. We also aim to tackle stigma and raise awareness about dementia and mental health issues.

Tea & Talk Women's Project

We provide single sex weekly drop-in sessions, social activities and trips out to Somali women to enable them to connect and form friendship and support groups, reduce isolation and meet cultural and religious beliefs.

Bereavement Project

We can help you through the loss of a loved one by providing reassurance and practical support. This includes dealing with the often complicated process of arranging funerals or dealing with wills and probates, and practical ongoing support. Bereaved people may find it helpful to talk with a trained counsellor or support group to cope with the loss and its impact.

Befriending Service

Our befriending service offers vital support to vulnerable or lonely older adults in Enfield and surrounding boroughs. Providing either face-to-face or telephone support, we carefully match volunteer befrienders with clients to offer companionship and one-to-one support through weekly contact.

Supplementary School

On weekend mornings, our volunteer-led supplementary school supports children and families with school homework, mother tongue classes, cultural awareness, Islamic studies, community cohesion and tackles issues such as youth crime, drugs, knife crime and antisocial behaviour.

Welfare

Information Advice & Advocacy

We provide free impartial and confidential advice and practical support on a range of issues such as homelessness or lack of money, debt, welfare benefits, cost of living, energy crisis, housing, hardship grants, family & relationships, employment, EU Settlement and UK Visa issues.

Immigration Support

Our Assisted Digital Service provides face-to-face support for the beneficiaries and anyone who needs practical assistance in dealing with UK Visas and Immigration Services in the UK, and complete the appropriate forms.

Energy Outreach

Formerly known as BESN, our energy support project targets vulnerable energy consumers. It is delivered by Energy Champions and supporting volunteers who provide a range of services aimed to tackle fuel poverty and the impact of the cost of living crisis e.g. switching providers, signing up for discounts and grants, and taking measures to make their homes more energy efficient.

Digital Inclusion

Our digital support services provide help and support for people to access and feel confident using the many online services available. Support includes access to refurbished laptops and desktops, discounted internet access and computer training courses.

Employability Project

We provide a range of services to help residents access employment and training opportunities, and develop key skills for entering the job market or developing employability.

Volunteering

We offer a diverse range of volunteer opportunities for all ages and sections of our community, from administrative and fundraising to service delivery roles.

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What People Say About Us

“This is an amazing service and we’re very fortunate to have one so close to us. We have recently moved from Sweden and didn’t know where to start, so to be able to obtain free advice from knowledgeable people is brilliant. The staff I met on my visit were so welcoming, helpful and provided us practical support. A very big thank you from me and my family”
Mrs Hassan
Service user
“I was immensely grateful for your help with the submission of my application for settled status in the UK. I would have found it difficult to complete the application by myself. I really appreciated your patient and supportive assistance. After 55 years in this country, it is rather stressful to apply for the right to remain. It is particularly important to go through the process in a benign environment. Once again many thanks and regards.”
Ingrid
EUSS Client
“My mother has developed Dementia and we are struggling. SECCA help us get direct payment and care plan for Mum and assisted us to draw a LPA. Without their help I don't know how we we will cope.”
Mrs Aden
Carer

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