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Pontefract Heritage Partnership Limited

01977 795074

43 Newgate

Pontefract Heritage Partnership Limited (PHP) is a community benefit society (registration number 7513) formed specifically to accept ownership of Pontefract Dispensary and Hermitage by asset transfer from the NHS. PHP plans to create a social enterprise, returning the building and the Grade 1 listed medieval hermitage it contains to community ownership. Through the social enterprise PHP will use the building to generate income, enabling a sustainable future for this important heritage site, which apart from the Hermitage, was the site of St Richard's Dominican Friary (1256-1538), liquorice cultivation and Pontefract's General Infirmary for 130 years.

Portobello Community Craft and Photography Group


Portobello Community Centre
20 Portobello Road

Portobello Community Craft and Photography Group meet every Tuesday at Portobello Community Centre from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. There is a charge of £2 per session, which includes refreshments. Attendees participate and share ideas and skills in craft/art and photography. The Group provides a weekly supportive social opportunity/informal learning facility and includes some planned workshops and participation in local events. The Group provides open and equal opportunities for all 18 years and over.

Portobello Community Forum

01924 259968

333 Barnsley Road

Portobello Community Forum meets the needs of the residents of Portobello in Wakefield by the provision of assistance, services and facilities.
Type of work: Community centre

Pre-school Learning Alliance

01924 460930

Unit 5 County Workshops
Wood Street
WF13 1QU

The Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) offers advice and support to member pre-schools. Locally the PLA offers training for early years settings including home-based childcarers. It also offers bespoke crèche services and bank staff for early years settings. The PLA operates a comprehensive payslip service for early years settings.

Proper Job Theatre Company

Proper Job Theatre Company produce high quality theatre, workshop and outreach work. It is passionate about working with disadvantaged people, providing them with the skills to set, work towards and achieve life goals. Its main delivery programme is the award winning LAB Project, a confidence building course for unemployed adults with severe barriers to learning.

Rainbow Baby Bank

10B Union Road
WF16 0HH

Rainbow Baby Bank is a non-profit organisation supporting families and expectant mothers. It distributes baby equipment, basic essentials and pre-loved clothes ranging from new-born to 2 years. It is available by either self or professional referrals.


01977 651624

Langthwaite Business Centre
Langthwaite Business Park
South Kirkby

RCP21 CIC is an Economic Development Agency offering business advice and support services.


0161 697 5049

2 Grosvenor Gardens

Re-engage exists to bring older people together into social groups at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. This year, 8,500 older guests were part of over 900 groups across the UK, supported by 14,000 volunteers. In response to the COVID-19 crisis Re-engage has suspended its regular social gatherings and has created a new service for older people called call companions.

Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Chapel of Light


Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Chapel of Light is a Pentecostal church in Pontefract. RCCG meets every Sunday at Pontefract Squash and Badminton Club.

Reflections Housing Association Limited

01977 514248

Reflections House
Station Road
WF10 1DL

Reflections Housing Association Limited provides support and accommodation to homeless vulnerable adults.

Reflections Yorkshire CIC

Reflections Yorkshire CIC provides low cost accommodation for vulnerable adults and helps them get back to independent living.

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council works with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. It offers practical support and advice throughout their journey in the UK. It has been helping refugees for more than 60 years and has a thorough understanding of the difficulties facing people arriving in the UK, having fled war, rape, torture and with unimaginable stories to tell. Many refugees have lost everything and their lives will never return to normal. The Refugee Council offers a helping hand to support and empower them to rebuild their lives.