• 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


    Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021


    Our famous Hamper Appeal is going ahead again, and we aim to help as many families as possible this Christmas.


    Once again, we have teamed up with the wonderful people at Wakefield Chantry Rotary Club, Wakefield Express and of course the Children First Hubs to bring light into the darkness this year. The Hubs are in regular contact with our families and support them in every way that they can, and this effort is a key part of that during the festive season. 


    For more information click here.


    PayPal Giving Fund


    We are no longer part of the Just Giving Community. However, donations and fund raising can be made to us via PAYPAL GIVING FUND. Our info is on their website under Community Awareness Programme.

    If you want to do a sponsored walk or other event, the PP GF can accommodate your sponsors just the same.

    Thank you for all your support




    2020 Statistics






    Ernest Hibbert, Co-Founder, Community Awareness Programme

    It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Ernest passed away peacefully on Sunday 8th November 2020. Ernest and his wife Elisabeth established the organisation in 1997 and it is thanks to their vision, compassion and energy that the service thrives as much as it does today reaching out to help people in need.


    So many of us connected with our amazing charity are now confronted with dealing with a massive, heartfelt loss.


    As the tributes to Ernest come flooding in, many people have asked if there is an opportunity to donate to CAP Care in his memory.


    Please use the below link for this, and to share amongst your local networks of friends and associates.


    Thank you all so much..




    Keeping CAP safe

    CAP has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  But things do look a little different.




    2019 Statistics

    2019 Statistics


    UPDATE 23 Mar 2020 – Community Awareness Programme


    In line with specific Government guidelines we remain open for clients.


    We have implemented several restrictions to our services and reduced opening times to 10am-12.30pm Monday to Friday.

    These measures are necessary to match demand with our diminished team of staff and volunteers and also to allow safe interaction between clients in line with the vital social distancing measures. The people who are having to stay at home are doing so with the heaviest of hearts and we thank and value them immensely. I would also like to thank those of you who have offered to fill in the gaps… stay by the phone!


    Thanks to everyone for your ongoing and heartfelt support for us (which you are continuing to show in many ways) as we strive to keep on giving crucial help to the disadvantaged in our community. This support is VERY much appreciated by us all in these surreal times.

    Take care all of you and watch this space for further updates as the situation develops.


    Additionally the AGM is cancelled until it can be safely rescheduled.



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    For more information, click here.


    Each day our doors are open, we see 80-90 people.  
    All in need, in some form or another. All wanting help. All with a different story to tell. All needing a friend. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to help them.

    The Very Beginning 1997-2017
    In the late 80’s, Ernest and Elisabeth Hibbert travelled to London for a weekend break.   Little did they know that their lives would be changed during that visit.   It was there that their eyes were first opened to the plight of the street homeless and those in depravity and even though they both knew as individuals that their hearts had been touched, it was only in a passing conversation almost twelve months later they realised that the yearning to make a difference was mutual. The ones they wanted to help were not however in the nation's capital, but in their hometown of Wakefield. They opened CAP on the 5th  September 1997.

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