Somali community needs - tell us your story

Cardiff University is working in partnership with Cardiff’s Somali community to build a knowledge-base of Somali community needs in the city.

Somali Group

The idea

The research focuses on a number of related topics, including migration, settlement and integration experiences, identity and place, health and well-being, education, employment and housing. We are also interested in finding out about experiences of discrimination (e.g. racism or Islamophobia in the spaces of the city and/or the workplace). Each topic is given due space in an online survey, with each section including a box for you to write in your views and experiences.

This survey is designed to enable you to tell us your own story in your own words.

The research team consists of Dr Richard Gale, Dr Andrew Williams, Ali Abdi, Sara Kalinleh and Samia Zarak. We want to hear about the experiences of as many people as possible to ensure a fair cross-section of the community so please encourage friends and family to participate.

Through collaboration, we seek to build a robust evidence-base of Somali community needs in Cardiff that can be used as the basis of community-led projects and funding proposals. We seek to forge closer links between Somali organisations and Cardiff University, and heighten the visibility of Somalis in Cardiff through project outputs, including an exhibition in a central city location.

Online survey

The online survey is available from 14 August 2017. Please spare 30 minutes to share your story.

Paper survey

Or you can pick up a paper copy from Grange Pavilion or Butetown Community Centre.

Alternatively you can download a copy below and submit by:

  • dropping off a paper copy at Grange Pavilion (enclosed in a sealed envelope labelled Somali Community Needs Survey), or
  • posting a copy to Andrew Williams, School of Geography and Planning, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, CF10 3WA.

The survey will close on 28 September. All information will be treated anonymously and in strict confidence.

Somali Community Needs Survey

Somali Community Needs Survey

15 August 2017

Somali Community Needs Survey


Somali Community Needs Survey

15 August 2017

Somali Community Needs Survey