Community Awareness Programme
Registered Charity Number 1076401
We aim to help relieve the suffering caused by want and poverty in the Wakefield area and beyond. And to raise awareness of the problems of the needy in our community, and the work of the Community Awareness Programme.
2 Market Street , Wakefield, WF1 1DH.
Tel: 01924 381119.
Opening times: Monday to Friday
10am – 3pm
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- To help relieve the suffering caused by want and poverty in the Wakefield MDC and beyond
- To raise awareness of the problems of the needy in our community, and the work of the Community Awareness Programme
What we provide
Via a referral system – clients are referred from other service providers in Wakefield
Meals, Shower, Toiletries, Clothing, Household items, Furniture
- Personal and Emotional Support
Friendship, Care, Advice, a Listening Ear
Help with employment, benefit applications etc
- Referral to Other Agencies
Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Marriage, Family, Debt, Anger
**Pre-loved clothing sale - 29th October 2022 1000-1500
Demand for Services
The graph shows the demand up to the end of June 2022.
As the graph clearly indicates, we are experiencing a strong increase in demand for services. There is an organic increase in the number of new client referrals with 2022 running close to the rate of 2019 (160 new clients so far) following the lull during the pandemic. The reasons for increased demand are predominately the reasons which are “typical” to us, rather than anything specifically related to the cost of living issues in the news and I would anticipate we will see more as a result of this in future months. Client Support referrals are running higher than ever and links with those third party agencies are excellent and effective.