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British Somali Community

Somali Community (BSC) is a voluntary women led organisation. It was established in May 1995 in Camden Town, London.

It aims to reduce the stress an isolation felt by elderly Somali women who are effectively housebound, as much by cultural and language barriers as through physical difficulties.

Activities include:

  • physical exercise, relaxation, health seminars, social interaction and lunch club. The project runs on Wednesdays from 12pm-3pm at the Charlie Ratchford Centre Community Centre.

Advice drop-in sessions:

  • appointments Mon-Thurs 10 am - 5 pm

Elderly women's project:

  • Charlie Ratchford Centre; the space is available for any use.
104 - 108 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BD
Area serviced:
Contact name:
Khadija Shireh
Job title:
020 74852963
020 7284 1881
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Who is it for:
Mainly people from the Somali community
Mornington Crescent (tube); or King's Cross (tube & train)

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Lunch Clubs are available to elderly people where they can eat a cut price healthy meal aswell as socialise with other people who attend,who may feel isolated and in need of company.Other activities may also take place at these clubs,so look further to find any local clubs of interest.