Everyone referred to St Wilfrid’s Centre is seen by our in-house Welfare Team.
Clients are referred to St Wilfrid’s from across the city or clients can self-refer if they are in need of emergency support.
The Welfare Workers give support, advice and let clients know what assistance can be given and provided by St Wilfrid’s Centre and offer support for the duration of a client’s time with us.
Some people come for our basic services: hot meals, showers, laundry, sleeping bags, finding accommodation, having a haircut or food and clothes parcels.
Others want somewhere safe to come regularly to meet other people and join our wide range of daily activities.
We can support clients to liaise with other agencies or advise them on which agencies are best placed to help with their particular concern.
Our main hall is well stocked with snooker table, pool table, darts, table tennis, board games and TV. These give clients the chance to take part and interact with others.
This helps to build self-confidence, feel accepted and valued.
The Welfare Team organise events such as our Christmas party, parties to mark special events, annual sports day and BBQ and Yorkshire Day.
They also organise our annual schedule of trips and outings including trips to the seaside.