The Hubs and Anchors align to the five ways of wellbeing and are responsive to emerging needs, such as the cost-of-living crisis.
This strong network of Community Hub and Anchor organisations aims to enable community centres to be the best they can at delivering social change in the Wakefield District.
The role of the network is to provide a platform for the development of ambitious and enterprising local community organisations through strategic influence, information sharing, opportunities for training and development, discussion and action to bring about positive social change.
The rising cost of living is affecting many residents across the district from household bills and groceries to mortgage or rent payments. Help at the Hubs provides experts support through Citizens Advice, CashWise and Live Well Wakefield to offer support and advice to all residents through their local Help at the Hub venue.
The service is free to access and can offer support on:
They can look at your situation and work with you to find solutions and support you in taking steps to improve things. The friendly advisers will:
Need to access the internet? Some of the Hubs offer free internet access, check with the venue for details of services available.
Help at the Hubs provides a range of other diverse support too including services for older and young people, food pantries, school uniform banks, cyber cafes, adult education, community cafes and school holiday clubs.
Contact your nearest hub by phone or by dropping in during the hours listed on Wakefield Council's website.