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Somali Community Conference discusses many important topics to move forward

A Somali Community Conference was held on Saturday the 22nd February. The aim was to discuss challenges and opportunities within the Somali community.

The event was organised by the Somali Association and was supported by Northam Local Conversation. The police, Southampton City Council, Southampton Voluntary Services, the Clinical Commissioning Group, WICT and Health were all invited to talk.

Challenges in the community were discussed around hate crime, issues related to integration, families, housing, drugs, crime and health and safety.

Gulzar, the Community Manager of the Northam Local Conversation of WICT, talked about the opportunities the Northam Steering Committee is creating for the Northam residents to address the issues impacting their lives. He urged people to come forward and take leadership in addressing their own problems with the support from WICT staff and the Northam Steering Committee.

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