May 2020


By |15th May, 2020|News|

You are being invited by Artworks to take part in an art project to celebrate Refugee Week in June. It’s open to anyone of any age living in Calderdale. Take part by making something about you and sending it before the 5th June by text or email to join thousands of other contributions from across our valley. Whatsapp / text: 07914863892 or email: with your name, age & postcode Your contributions will become part of a collective artwork shared during Refugee Week 15-20 June. Follow the link to the website for some ideas for your contribution: It can be a picture, film, poem... The perfect creative project during the lockdown!

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The History of the May Bank Holiday

By |5th May, 2020|News|

The early May Bank Holiday falls on a Friday this year to commemorate VE Day. Our VPR Support Worker, Jihen, spent some time looking into the history of the May Bank Holiday and compiled this document (also translated into Arabic) for some of her clients. We thought we'd share it as it is very interesting and a useful tool to learn some history! May Bank Holidays in English May Bank Holidays in Arabic

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April 2020

Artist needed!

By |24th April, 2020|News|

Thanks to all who made a submission - we have now chosen an artist and submissions are closed.       VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF OUR CENTRE USER’S NEEDS: pre and during CV-19 Introduction We work with 600 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, a third of whom are in family groups. They come from approx. 40 countries and speak 52 different languages. Some have been granted leave to stay in the UK, but most are involved in lengthy, legal negotiations with the Home office for the right to be in this county. This process often goes on for years. It can be tricky explaining the complex and varying needs our centre users face, which have been further compounded by Covid-19.  We thought it would be useful – both as a tool and an awareness raising device – to try and capture these issues visually. We love the infographic and illustrative approach to conveying information clearly, and we wanted to combine that with an artist’s style, to make something eye-catching. Artists brief  To create a 2D artwork that can be easily understood by everyone because it isn’t language based. It could involve a few words and stats but should be mainly visual. It needs to convey the range of issues and needs [...]

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Food parcel delivery service for Park Ward and Warley areas.

By |16th April, 2020|News|

We are now working in partnership with Halifax Opportunities Trust and Himmat to deliver food parcels in individuals and families in Park Ward and Himmat. Referrals and deliveries only. Contact Haleema or Michelle (details on flyer) if you need a parcel. If you need support doing this then you can contact the Centre's advice line 07743045625 / 07756262024

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March 2020

Items currently in need for our ‘Clothes Hangar’

By |9th March, 2020|News|

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.

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January 2020

Join our team!

By |7th January, 2020|News|

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 if you have any further questions. Please return completed application forms by email to, or return by post, marked "Confidential - Support and Integration Caseworker Post", F.A.O the Trustees, St. Augustine's Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG Closing date for applications: Monday 20th January 2020, 12pm Interviews will be held Monday 3rd February 2020 Cover Letter Support and Integration Role Job Description Support and Integration Person Specification Support and Integration Application Form Support and Integration

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