For more information, see the links page to CAP or telephone Ernest Hibbert (Project Manager) on 01924-381119
Community Awareness Programme (C.A.P)
The Community Awareness Programme (CAP) was formed in September 1997 from a desire by Ernest and Elisabeth Hibbert at New Life, to try and meet some of the needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in the Wakefield District.
The project ran originally from the church but since 2004 has operated from a Resource Centre at No 7. Wood Street and is open 5 days a week. Clients are referred from other Service Providers in Wakefield and visit CAP for food, clothing, household goods, toiletries, a snack meal and shower, advice, counselling and to meet with any number of our social partners.
The project is funded and resourced by public and private donations and is headed by six trustees and a team of 40 dedicated volunteers from around the city
We take an active role in the local crime prevention initiative and local homeless strategy forums, and visited local schools to talk on drug awareness and the plight of homeless people.
We are also actively involved in visits to other organisations Church groups, Rotary clubs, Women’s Institute, Probus and other clubs presenting by multimedia the work we are involved in and also raising awareness of the national picture on homelessness and substance abuse.
We also work in partnerhip with WMDC, DIP, Turning Point, VOX, VAWD, and West Yorkshire Police who use CAP as a placement opportunity for police officers under training.
The project has received six years of funding (w.e.f 2008), from the Big Lottery amounting to over half a million pounds-our aim is to be self funding by 2015.
The Big Lottery also provided the funding for a van and a part time driver for our warehouse facility. Our warehouse is extremely busy, and is filled to capacity with goods and has enabled us to provide the extra services of furniture and household goods to service users.
A clear purpose and a set of core Christian values underpin all the Trusts services and aims.
Hours of Opening: Monday - Friday, 10.00am – 3.00pm.
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Community Awareness Programme: http://www.capcare.org/
7 Wood Street
Wakefield WF1 2EL