St Augustine’s Centre, Halifax
St Augustine’s Centre was founded in 1968 to help the local community. It will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018.
St Augustine’s works within the principles of community, sanctuary, respect and nurture. Their centre brings together and works with people from a wide range of backgrounds:
- asylum seekers;
- EU and other vulnerable migrants;
- socially excluded British people.
It is located in a richly diverse, but deeply economically deprived area.
It is a site of community unity: aiding integration, emotional wellbeing and resilience, education and development. They run a wide range of activities, including:
- advocacy and advice sessions;
- employability support;
- English classes;
- a housing and destitution project;
- community lunches and many social events.
It also provides an Early Years nursery, giving the best start in life for 50 children.
The Centre holds a number of awards for its work. Most recently, it was voted Charity of the Year in the Community Foundation for Calderdale Community Spirit Awards. Its founder also won the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.
For more about their work or to see their annual reports, visit: St. Augustine's - Halifax .