Carla meets Bristol Somali community19 November 2019
This week Carla accepted an invite to the AGM of the Bristol Somali Resource Centre to listen to community members talk about their challenges and their work over the year.
The Bristol Somali Resource centre is a community-based organisation which supports people who are socially and economically disadvantaged (in particular but not limited to people of Somali origin) living and/or working within Bristol. It was set up by a group of local volunteers in 2008 to help newly arrived immigrants. Every year BSRC provides free and impartial information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including welfare, housing, immigration, schools and employment to hundreds of people.
During the event Carla was also invited to give a short guest talk in which she spoke about the challenges of climate change globally, austerity and how to improve neighbourhoods.
Speaking afterwards Carla said, “Connecting with all parts of Bristol is vital in order to create a better Bristol. It was a pleasure spending time at the Bristol Somali Resource Centre and meeting so many driven and dedicated volunteers working to support and advocate for their community. I am thankful to the community for inviting me to speak and for the very warm welcome I received.”
For more information about BSRC please visit their website: somalicentre.co.uk/