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The Somerville is a registered charity relying on the time, support and energy of local individuals, families and businesses. Find out what you can do to give something back to this amazing community resource supporting the communities of some of the poorest boroughs in London! Latest news Useful links


The Somerville’s services for children and young people are fast developing and very busy, supporting more than 1,800 families across Lewisham and Southwark. The Somerville relies on volunteers to give up their time and energy to support staff in manning the adventure playground and putting on fun, engaging activities – from cooking to bike maintenance, arts and crafts to theatre excursions – for the children and young people who use the centre. Why volunteer? Volunteering at the Somerville will help Read More …

Individual Donations

Individuals Become a friend of the Somerville centre! The Somerville is a registered charity and from the end of 2018 will not receive any council or government funding. Become a friend of the Somerville by donating just £3 a month to directly benefit the community members who use the centre. All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible. FAQ’s Q1. What will my money be used for? Your donation will be used to buy equipment, help us deliver Read More …

Corporate Donations

At the Somerville we’re all about community and we know that local businesses are keen to invest in the area. That’s why we’ve developed our new corporate sponsorship programme giving local businesses – whether independent or part of a chain – the chance to support the Somerville.   As a thank you for your support, corporate sponsors receive: A certificate outlining their support for the local community Logo inclusion in our quarterly newsletter sent out to approx 2,000 people Logo Read More …

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Job Lounge

Join us! Any current opportunities to work at the Somerville will be listed here. YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER (18.5 hour per week) Do you have the ability to engage and inspire young people? Do you have experience of working with young people with challenging behaviours? Are you able to deliver a variety of sports and other activity programmes? Do you want to part of our journey? Somerville Youth & Play Provision is looking for an enthusiastic team member to supervise, support and Read More …


Welcome to Somerville our general office opening hours are 10.00 am – 7.30 pm Mon – Fri when we have a number of  services available.  Here are our opening times for term and holiday periods for ADVENTURE PLAY 5 – 15 yrs TERM HOLIDAY YOUTH PROVISION 12 – 19 yrs TERM HOLIDAY