Items currently in need for our ‘Clothes Hangar’

We are currently in need of coat hangers and men's shoes. Items can be dropped off at our reception Monday - Thursday, 10am to 3pm. The Clothes Hangar is also open Friday 10am to 12pm, during which items can also be dropped off.

By |2020-03-09T15:06:48+00:009th March, 2020|News|Comments Off on Items currently in need for our ‘Clothes Hangar’

Join our team!

We have another exciting opportunity to join the team here at St. Augustine's Centre! We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of our hardworking and dedicated team, as a Support and Integration Caseworker. This post will involve the provision of a holistic service of practical advice and support to people seeking asylum across Calderdale, with the aim of smoothing their integration into the local community. This role will also dedicate time to Calderdale's Valley of Sanctuary group, organising and facilitating monthly sessions. The Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form are available for download below. Email [...]

By |2020-01-07T10:36:39+00:007th January, 2020|News|Comments Off on Join our team!

We are recruiting!

Applications are now open for the position of Centre Leader. £34,788 pro rata 81%, equivalent to £18.03 per hour, National Joint Council spinal column point 32 (depending on experience) 0.81 whole time equivalent, (30 hours a week) St. Augustine’s Centre on Hanson lane in Halifax has been working with diverse communities for over 50 years providing a welcoming place of support, sanctuary, and community.  We are Calderdale’s specialist support centre for Refugees and Asylum seekers, alongside others who need our services. We are looking for a Centre Leader who will have responsibility for providing clear leadership, management and ensuring [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:13:45+00:003rd December, 2019|News|Comments Off on We are recruiting!

Poems by the Language Cafe, inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay

Every Wednesday afternoon we have Language Cafe in the Community Centre. These sessions are a great opportunity for people to come together to practice their conversational English and meet new people. It is a valuable addition to the range of English classes our dedicated volunteers provide each week. As you may have seen, we were asked to take part in this year's Halifax Festival of Words. We had a number of performances: a rap, music from the St. Augustine's Centre band, and poems read by the Language Cafe. These poems were written during the Wednesday Language cafe sessions, they were [...]

By |2019-10-15T11:52:29+01:0015th October, 2019|News|Comments Off on Poems by the Language Cafe, inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay

Do something #wonderful!

Many of the families we work with face significant hardship and live in extreme poverty. It is that time of year again when children are getting excited about starting a new school or new class, and being with all their friends again. These families cannot afford to pay for the specific uniform required by the new school, and also cannot afford to keep up with their children's growth spurts. It is a very stressful time for these families and their children miss out on the new school excitement that the rest of their classmates get to experience. We are doing [...]

By |2019-09-06T14:54:06+01:006th September, 2019|News|Comments Off on Do something #wonderful!

Bank holiday closure

We are closed Monday 26th August for the bank holiday. We will be open again on Tuesday for the drop-in and Community Lunch.

By |2019-08-19T09:58:31+01:0023rd August, 2019|News|Comments Off on Bank holiday closure

Help shape the future of St. Augustine’s Centre!

St. Augustine's Cente is run by a group of Trustees, who meet once a month to review progress at the Centre, and make decisions about it's future. Our Trustee group is looking for two Centre Users, who can speak, read and write in English confidently, to join their Trustee team. You will need to willing to spend a few hours every month reading meeting papers, and attending a monthly Trustee meeting at the Centre. If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved, please give your name to a member of staff (or email Nia), and come [...]

By |2019-08-19T09:51:16+01:0019th August, 2019|News|Comments Off on Help shape the future of St. Augustine’s Centre!

Centre Closures

The Centre is closed today and will also be closed Monday 26th August. We will be open as usual on the following Tuesday's for drop-in and lunch.

By |2019-08-19T09:19:47+01:0019th August, 2019|News|Comments Off on Centre Closures

The Nursery is hiring! Last chance to apply!

The Nursery is looking for a Bi-lingual (Punjabi/English) Early Years Practitioner to join their friendly and hardworking team. The closing date is tomorrow (4th August 2019) at 12pm, so make sure you get your application in quick! The application pack is below, please return completed forms to Early Years Practitioner Advert Early Years Practitioner - Bi-lingual Job Description Early Years Practitioner - Bi-lingual Person Specification Application Form

By |2019-08-01T16:12:31+01:003rd August, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Nursery is hiring! Last chance to apply!