By Selina Lavine –
As the cost-of-living crisis escalates, The Welcome Centre in Huddersfield continues to help struggling families and individuals with food, toiletries, and a range of other essential items. As one of the largest food banks in the North of England, the charity is a vital service for people in crisis and is expected to be in further demand as energy prices continue to soar.
Not only does the charity offer emergency food and essentials, but it also provides advice, guidance, and support to establish the factors which are contributing to financial hardship.
In the past three months, The Welcome Centre has provided over 500 clients with additional support, such as assisting with budgeting issues and benefit deductions.
Food bank clients can access services including but not limited to digital inclusion support and a Grants and Fuel Debt ‘Drop in’. The team can also signpost clients to specific services to manage their circumstances further.
Yorkshire Housing recently announced that it donated £2,000 to The Welcome Centre to support the charity in continuing to help the local community.
As the region’s largest developing housing association, Yorkshire Housing has demonstrated a commitment to support organisations that provide a valuable service to the community and has recognised the impactful work of The Welcome Centre, and its importance to those experiencing hardship in Kirklees.
If you would like to access the services provided by The Welcome Centre, you will require a referral from a support worker or a similar professional. Visit their website for further details, where you can also find information on how to become a volunteer or make a donation.
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