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Welcome to our Centre

St. Augustine’s Centre, based on Hanson Lane in Halifax, is a community centre for anyone who needs help, advice or support.  Since 1968 we have offered a warm and welcoming environment for people to access support and advice from friendly workers and volunteers.

We offer specialist advice on immigration and asylum support, and one to one support with welfare, housing, health and access to wider services. We provide hot meals, English language classes, training, cultural, social and wellbeing activities, trips and volunteering opportunities. We have a nursery, spaces for reflection and a befriending and integration service. As a core member of the Valley of Sanctuary, we want to share stories and build awareness about human rights, advocating and campaigning locally and nationally.

We became an independent charity in 2009, continually evoloving and welcoming all, regardless of faith, ethnicity or background. Now we are Calderdale’s specialist charity working with people seeking asylum and refugees as well as local people. We have 15 staff, 140 volunteers and a community of 750 individuals and families from 57 different countries.

Latest News

Lockdown Report: St Augustine’s Centre 23 March – 31 July 2020

Supporting our community through lockdown The lockdown and government restrictions introduced in March 2020 meant that we were unable to open the doors to our community, however staff and volunteers have worked hard to [...]

5th October, 2020|

Please also take our English for life in the UK survey here

English for life in the U.K. is one of the ESOL classes here at the Centre, run by a team of our volunteers. There is a weekly podcast to support this class which is available here, which we hope will be of interest to anyone wanting to improve their English and learn more about life in the U.K. There are also transcripts of most of the episodes here, and there is additional material available through our twitter account here.