The Somerville is a space for the whole community. As well as activities for children and young people, the centre offers activities for families and older residents to encourage socialising and learning new skills. Use the links here to discover more about our community services.
We welcome groups visiting the Somerville. we ask groups to donate £2 per child and advance booking is required. A standard visit will involve free play activities which vary on a day to day basis. We can also provide additional activities including: Art, Sports, Woodwork, Gardening and Cookery. Please enquire as costs may vary. Contact […]
Our Stay In School project focuses on helping young people, who are at risk of exclusion from school, by providing them with a day of selected activities to promote team building skills, critical thinking and reflective practices. We aim to provide these young people with the tools to make better life choices and break down […]
As 2019 started, so did the Ready 2 Work service, an Information And Guidance (IAG) service to assist young people with their decisions to move into work, training and education. Get started: be ready to learn, work and earn. fill in the registration form and he will be in touch. You can come and drop in […]
SOMERVILLE DETACHED TEAM Enable, Empower, and Achieve The detached team undertake an extensive level of outreach to children and young people in known ‘hotspots’ across Southwark and Lewisham boroughs i.e. parks, housing estates and shopping centres, providing ‘pop-up’ activities such as sports, music and arts etc, in order to build relationships and signpost young people […]
Young people took part in this video to support gofilm it and Somerville youth in raising awareness around youth support, and knife crime. A project developed and devised by filmmaker Cassius Rayner to create positive video content for the continued work in supporting young people and youth workers combat the issues in knife crime.
Bradley Cummings Your Skills/Experience: I grew up in the local area as a young child and spent most of my evenings and weekends attending the adventure playground. I initially became involved with Somerville again in my adult life as a volunteer almost 14 years ago as I wanted to give something back to my local […]
Peter Dacres Your Skills/Experience: I have been working at Somerville since April 2016 and have 20 years experience of working with children and young people. As well as managing our amazing staff, I deliver a range of activities and workshops relating to issues young people may be facing and accredited courses such as the Duke […]
Amy Richards – Vassell Your Skills/Experience: 5+ years working with young people of all ages and abilities. I am a patient, enthusiastic individual who supports,encourages and motivates young people to reach their potential through conversation and various activities. Why I like to work for SYPP: It is a very calm environment where I am given […]
On Sy Yuen Your Skills/Experience: Certificates in City and Guilds 383 level 1 National Diploma in Dental Technology Assistant manager and secretary of a local community football team that were champions in their league 2002-2008 Southwark school boys runner-up in table tennis. Why I like to work for SYPP: I like to support positive change […]
Name: Tony Knight Your Skills/Experience: I have been at The Somerville for fifteen years. I am very motivated and bring energy to the playground. I am a positive person and always have a smile and a big “hello” for the families that visit us. I use my initiative and will turn my hand to all […]
Name: Andrew Hunte Your Skills/Experience: I have worked at The Somerville as a playworker for ten years. I believe that I am organised, reliable and help to maintain the structure of the playground and make sure that the children are safe while having fun. I also have a good sense of humour and like to […]