SMCCT TRUST MEMBERS
MARJORIE BROWN, Chair
ROGER CARTER, Secretary
BARRY GREENGRASS, Trustee
The Charity's objectives are : (a) to advance the education and welfare of the inhabitants in particular of those who are at risk of social exclusion; (b) to relieve the effects of poverty, in particular among young people and children; (c) to provide some relief for the needs of the elderly;· (d) to provide or assist in the provision of recreational activities, in particular for those who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, mental health, poverty or social exclusion, in the interests of strengthening community and increasing social trust;in particular, though not exclusively, the borough of Camden.
St Mary’s Centre is the base from which all youthwork operates. There are two main programmes of work – the Eirini project and the Social Inclusion Project. These involve work with young people aged 0 – 25 through outdoor outreach and centre based programmes. The Eirini project works with the most deprived and at risk young people who face life threatening problems with gangs in the area where they live and may be at risk of mental health instabilities, neglect, abuse or the youth justice system.. The Social Exclusion project works with disaffected young people who need help to become included members of society. Positive outcomes are achieved by providing multiple activities including after school clubs, detached youth work, 1-2-1 mentoring, multi-media projects, music projects, conflict resolution, employment & training advice, helping young people back into education, multi sports, health & fitness, residential visits and much more which make a real difference to the lives of young people in an inner city area like Camden. In addition the senior Youth-worker carries out visits to young offender institutions or prison, and the role of being the “appropriate adult” at police stations. The overall aim of St Mary’s youth centre is to create a better understanding between different groups of young people by promoting cultural diversity, community cohesion, tolerance and harmony, thereby trying to break down barriers and encourage youth groups to work together to achieve common values and beliefs and become valued members of society.
SIMON JAMES, Chairman
MARK STURDY, Secretary
MADELEINE DU VIVIER
Jason Allen, Youth Team Manager
Emile Libock, Youth Support Worker
Kafel Brown, Session Lead
Camilla Ferdinand, Young Womens
Denise Reeves - Children's Champion
Sue Breen - Child Protection Advocate