On your doorstep

Are you one of our neighbours? We have lots on offer, such as pandemic support, free events and funding for local projects. Check out our directory of local services, and get in touch with Hannah at engage@crick.ac.uk or call 020 3796 1066 to find out more.
Performer at the Crick's 2019 Discovery Day.

Living centre

The Living Centre at the Crick.

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre

The Living Centre is supported by the Crick. It’s open to everyone whether you want to find a job, improve your health, make new friends or if you need support during the pandemic. You’ll find advice and activities for families, youth, the retired and job seekers, as well as essential health services.

More about the Living Centre

What's on at the Living Centre?

Pop in to the centre on Ossulston Street and find out more.

Take a look at the full calendar of events >
They make you believe in yourself.
Luis, supported by the Somers Town Job Hub, based at the Living Centre. He now works at the Crick.

The Crick

Brilliant! Really good event
Parent at family Discovery Day 2019 - double thumbs up from 7 year old son


What's on at the Crick?

Our events and exhibitions are all listed on our calendar.

See what's on

Pandemic support

Pandemic support

Drop into the Living Centre at 2 Ossulston Street for support during the pandemic, or visit the Living Centre's website for more information about:

  • Food club
  • Benefits
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Help with online access
People outside the Living Centre.

Community chest and community groups

Community Chest funding

A football team funded by the Crick's community chest scheme.

Do you know about a local project that needs funds? We might be able to help. The Crick funds local projects about health and wellbeing within one mile of the Crick. The closing date for the next round of applications is Friday 7 May 2021. For an application pack, email engage@crick.ac.uk or call 020 3796 1066.

Email us for an application pack

Are you from a local community group?

We provide free art-science workshops and tours of the institute for not-for-profit organisations – and often work in partnership with local groups on events and projects.

Get in touch with Hannah at engage@crick.ac.uk to find out more.

A man outside the Living Centre.

Family Zone and work experience

Family Zone

Home made lava lamp made with oil and baking powder.

Do you have children at primary school? If so, check out our Family Zone! Packed full of fun and inspiring science activities to keep your family's brains fizzing and hands creating. Everything is free, fun and simple so take a look for crazy crafting, kitchen experiments and a chance to meet our brilliant scientists. 

Explore the family zone

Work experience at the Crick

Undergraduate students in a collaboration space at the Crick.

Did you know that the Crick offers work experience to students living or studying in Camden? Work experience placements are a great way to explore the wide range of roles essential to the work of the Crick. If you’re a state school student between 14 and 19 years old, and you live or study in Camden, you can apply for a virtual work experience placement (at certain times of the year).

Find out more about work experience

Find us

Map showing the location of the Living Centre at 2 Ossulston Street, by the Francis Crick Institute.

Find us

The Living Centre
2 Ossulston Street
London NW1 1DF

The Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road
London NW1 1AT

Directory of local services

Meet Hannah

Meet Hannah

Hannah Camm is the Crick’s community engagement manager, acting as a bridge between the Crick and the Somers Town community.

If you live locally or are involved in a local project, feel free to get in touch with Hannah on 020 3796 1066 or engage@crick.ac.uk.

Image of Hannah Camm.

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