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Young Womens Project funded by Big Lottery

We have secured three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support dedicated work with girls and young women in the South Camden Area. As lead partners we are working with Somers Town Youth Club, Surma Centre and Corams Fields to create a new project which will be delivered from a number of different sites by a  team led by an experienced senior  youth worker. We are currently recruiting a Senior and two Trainee youth workers Young Womens Ad 2  Closing date for all posts is 20th February.

Sports Activators keen to get cracking

Our new Sports Activator team based at STCA, introduce themselves here:
“Hello my name is Andy Gilbert, I am the new Community Sports Activator for the Somers Town area and the project I will be delivering is called Camden Active All Areas.  The idea behind the project is to encourage local residents to become active and to help achieve this, over the next 3 years I will be delivering a diverse range of sports to suit the needs of you, the Somers Town resident.  Working alongside me in the role of Sport Development Officer will be Juan Manning. Juan has a keen interest in sports, especially Basketball and he also plays for Camden Basketball team.
To ensure this project suits your needs, I encourage you to give me feedback on the type of sports which you would like to see in your area. There is nothing to stop anyone of any age, ability, ethnicity or disability becoming active in sport.  Our projects are designed to suit the needs of the individual. If you would like to find out more information on the project or how to get involved then please contact me on Andrew.gilbert@camden.gov.uk or call 07825102010. You can also find me at the Somers Town Community Association on Mondays and Thursdays.”
Andrew Gilbert Community Sports Activator

Make-up Master Class

A professional make up artist will be coming along to the Job Hub on Wednesday 4th February between 11.00am – 2.00pm. If you fancy a FREE of CHARGE interactive workshop to help build skills and confidence contact Julia on 07949 144230 or email: jobhub@somerstown.org.uk for further information or to enrol.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.make up doc

Job hub open for business

We are all very excited here because, with the help of Laing O’Rourke, a dedicated space has been refurbished on the first floor of the community centre. This is the site of the new Job Hub funded through the Neighbourhood Forum and LBC. As previously posted we have an Employment and Training Adviser, Julia Marcus, who is already hard at work supporting local people with individually tailored packages. These offer pre-employability training,  practical advice, help with CVs, interview skills and access to local jobs. We are also working along with other agencies  e.g. Origin Housing and Kings Cross Recruit who are operating from the Job Hub space.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with Julia call now on 07949 144230.

Somers Town – welcome to the “Knowledge Quarter”

More than 35 partners including Somers Town Community Association,  have joined together to create a consortium  (KQ) representing members drawn from  academic, cultural, research, scientific, media and community backgrounds . There is a huge interest in the area and a focus on emerging possibilities brought about by dialogue  and  “support for innovation, collaboration and knowledge exchange”.  KQ  “will establish crucial connections to achieve productive partnerships , fruitful networks and creative interaction.” Somers Town CA has already experienced a number of very productive partnership projects as a result of working with Central St Martins  so watch this space for more developments!

Neighbourhood Plan & Community Researchers

The Neighbourhood  Planning Forum has engaged eight local people to knock on doors in Somers Town and consult  residents about living in the area and what changes they would like to see. The result of this work  will be collated and  will influence the shape and future of the Neighbourhood Plan. Please support this by taking part in the consultation and get involved by attending the first Annual General Meeting of the Somers Town Neighbourhood Planning Forum on Monday 15 December, 6.00pm at the Somers Town Community Centre.

Camden Active All Areas

Mindful of the positive role of sport and physical activity  in maintaining a good level of well being, Somers Town Community Association has joined forces with London Borough of Camden and the West Euston Partnership.  Sports Activators based  across Somers Town and Regents Park will deliver a project which is designed to develop a culture of sports participation by individuals and will incorporate a range of training and volunteering opportunities. Funded by Sport England, for three years, this project will develop community based opportunities and promote increased participation and access. In short the project will encourage people to be more active, hopefully more healthy and happier.

Good news for young women and girls in South Camden

Somers Town Community Assoc. in partnership with Somers Town Youth Club, Corams Youth Centre and  the Surma Centre have had a great success in securing funding  from the Big Lottery  to support a full time worker and two trainees to deliver dedicated work to girls and young women for the next three years. Working across four youth centres and providing up to six sessions a week the new youth workers will be managed from STCA and will be recruited for in the New Year. Sessions will aim to support and create the kind of environment which will expand  opportunities, build confidence and see an expansion of activities and influence  for girls and young women across the South Camden area.

High Speed Rail 2

Act now to register your response to the HS2 proposals which will impact in so many negative ways in Somers Town – pollution , noise, access problems, loss of community spaces and yet another long term building site to impact on health and well being.
There is a new deadline – February 27th – so you still have time to respond by writing  a letter or signing a petition in the community centre.
E mail your response to  sarah@somerstown.org.uk or DTurnbull@vac.org.uk.
Direct responses to the HS2 Phase 1 Consultation can be made online  here at “ways to respond”.

Further info on HS2 developments here

Women Like Us

With the emphasis firmly on making a difference to women seeking part-time employment, STCA have teamed up with”Women Like Us” who are now operating in Somers Town. Martha Ahmet is the lead advisor for information and guidance in Somers Town and she will be holding a number of introductory sessions in the community centre. As they say on the website “Women Like Us” helps you fit work around family life. Maybe you’re getting back to work after having children? Or finding full time work is getting on top of you? Get careers advice for women, and find part time jobs”.
For information about forthcoming sessions call Martha Ahmet on 0207 633 4434 or visit the website www.camden.womenlikeus.org.uk

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