Welcome to Somers Town Community Association
STCA is a locally managed Charity and Voluntary Organisation set in the heart of the bustling, thriving ward of St Pancras and Somers Town. We are located adjacent to Kings Cross and St Pancras International rail stations. Our users are people who live or work in the area and have been making decisions about what services we deliver for over 30 year. This means that STCA has been responsive and listening to our communities needs and seen three generations using our centre.
What we do?
We offer a wide range of activities and services catering for children, young people and adults from our whole community. We have something for everyone and if you have any ideas about things you would like to see going on let us know.
We need volunteers for street interviews on 5 and 7 June and a cafe event on 13 June. As a volunteer you will gain new skills and qualifications and have the opportunity to contribute to mapping your communities health needs.
We also need Delivery Team Volunteers (DTVs) who will be recruited, trained and supported to develop ongoing community engagement around health issues by : signposting residents to services, becoming local health champions, influencing the design and delivery of local services, motivating people to take ownership of their health and wellbeing and if they wish by participating in a recognised funded health certificate offered at beginners level progressing to an accredited, advanced level.
For more information contact Rebekah Duncan or Vijya Patel on 0207 388 6088
Kings Cross Commissions has facilitated the production of three films by local groups and the project takes an analytical look at gentrification in Kings Cross. All the commissioned films can be seen no more than a 10 minute walk from Central St Martins. Come in to the FoodPlace to see the Somers Town film any day Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 2.30pm.
Monday 20 May at 1.00pm the Health Working Group meets at Somers Town Community Centre.
Tuesday 21 May at 6.00pm is the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Planning Forum at Ossulston Tenants Hall.
Monday 10 June at 5.45 is the Community Safety Working Group meeting at Somers Town Community Centre.
All meetings are open to people living and working in Somers Town and who want to make a difference by tackling key issues together.
The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:
- Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.
- People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.
- The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.
- People will feel that their area is an even better place to live
It’s NOT about local authority, the government or a national organisation telling residents what to do.
It’s NOT about short-term thinking – there are 10 years or more to plan and deliver the best options for your area.
Contact STCA to find out more about Big Local funding and the role of the Neighbourhood Forum.