What is the latest Government advice?

Restrictions are easing from the 4th of July. Click here for a helpful infographic that outlines what you can and can not do.

Up to date information can be found on the Council website here, but below are some of the key things to remember:

  • You can now go out to exercise more than once a day.
  • You can meet in groups of 6 outside and in gardens following social distancing guidelines. You can go into someone’s house but only to use their bathroom.
  • Support bubbles have been introduced for people living alone. As a single person you can choose your support bubble and stay with them overnight at their home.
  • From the 4th of July you can stay overnight somewhere else in England with the people you live with or your support bubble.
  • Loss or a change in your sense of smell or taste is a symptom of the virus, as well as a high temperature or continuous cough. You must self-isolate at home for 7 days if you have symptoms.
  • The NHS is still open! If you need a doctor call 111 or your GP, or call 999 in an emergency. If you need a dentist and you are struggling, call our advice line.

What is happening with schools and nurseries?

  • Please contact your child’s school to find out what is happening.
  • Some schools have opened and some may not open till September.
  • If you are confused about whether or not your child’s school is open, please contact the Centre and we will help you.

When will St Augustine’s open?

We will continue providing support through the advice support line below, but we will be open for key appointments from the middle of July:

  • Advice supportline: 07743045625 / 07756262024
  • Hot takeaway lunchesfor collection on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm.
  • A food parcel delivery service in partnership with Halifax Opportunities Trust and Himmat. Referrals and delivery only. Call our advice line.
  • Adult and family activity and art packs. Call our advice line.
  • Masks and gloves available as well.
  • Online English Language support. Call our advice line.


Thank you to everyone who is working, volunteering and supporting us currently. You replenish us.

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 aim to help individuals with basic needs, and hope to build confidence to encourage participation within the community and to prevent isolation. We strive to respond to the needs of our community, offering specialist advice and support to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. We welcome everyone, regardless of faith, ethnicity or background to access the support they need and take part in social activities and events.


Donating to the Centre couldn’t be easier and you can make either a one-off payment or a monthly donation.

If you donate to St. Augustine’s Centre you can be certain that we will use your donation wisely in our work supporting the vulnerable.

Please donate here.

Thank you for your support.


Listen to our English for Life in the U.K. podcast!

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.


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