Let’s Change the Quality of life of Our Community
A Community Working Together
Enfield Somali Community Association (SECCA) is committed to tackling poverty and social exclusion, protecting families and the most vulnerable within our society who areas with high levels of deprivation, poverty and inequality.
We are an independent not-for-profit registered charity led by a board trustees who represent the local community and who are actively involved in service planning and development. Our activities are supporting by a diverse team of community volunteers working together to provide support and community engagement opportunities for Somali and other Diaspora community residents.
The charity was established in 1989 to address the unmet needs of the Somali Community in North London. Language and cultural barriers, as well as a lack of understanding of the various systems, often left the community helpless and unable to access mainstream services and support.
We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations across the health, housing and social care sectors to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate holistic services to the local Somali Community and access mainstream services.
We operate an open door policy for all community members, predominantly serving the local Somali community, and are recognised as the to-go-to place for culturally appropriate support.
Vision & Mission
Welcoming and enabling refugees and migrants in London to become valued members of our community.
Supporting, advising and empowering Somali refugees and migrants towards building fulfilled and independent lives through advice, skills development, counselling, and practical assistance in access to services and opportunities.
A Word From Our Director
“At SECCA, through our work in the community, we’re seeing the devastating impact that the cost-of-living, the energy crisis and impact of the COVID-19 are having on the people’s lives, and as a result the demand for our services has been increasing. Our team of dedicated Staff and volunteers have lived experience and do a wonderful job helping some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in some of the most deprived boroughs of London. In 2022/23 we supported 3,750 clients, with over 5,000 different issues. We want to ensure that as many people as possible have access to the support they need.”