Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Merseyside Somali and Community Association

Supports the welfare and social life of the Somali and the other BME communities in Liverpool and it is the first point of support for new refugees arriving in the city.


Interpreting and Advocacy Service

An interpreting and advocacy service including help with form-filling making phone calls and accompanying members to appointments; hosting of outreach sessions by various agencies giving access to information, advice and support relating to employment, benefits, welfare rights, debt and housing.

Education and Courses

Functional English language classes; personal development courses; employability/pre-employability training and mentoring, and signposting to other opportunities.

Health Awareness

Health awareness workshops on issues such as drugs, khat, diet, mental health, networking with relevant local organisations and facilitating community consultations and public meetings with statutory authorities, including the Police.

Youth Services

A youth programme aimed at local BME children and young people from 8 to 18 years old at risk of engaging in crime and other threats by providing diversionary activities fused with wellbeing mentoring.

How can I access this service?
Phone for an appointment
When is this service open?
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
How much will it cost me?
Disabled access
Wheelchair accessible and full accessible toilets. Parking for disabled drivers. Home visits for people unable to attend the office
Is translation or interpreting available?
Arabic, Somali and we have access to interpreters
Social media

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

What groups of people is this for?
Black and minority ethnic people
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


Merseyside Somali and Community Association, 145 Granby Street, , L8 2UR

Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool