Wakefield Community Awareness Programme open for business
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh visited the Community Awareness Programme on Friday 20 July. The CAP premises on Wood Street was recently damaged by a serious fire, but thanks to the hard work of volunteers and staff, reopened after just 6 days.
The Programme exists to raise awareness of homelessness and related issues in the Wakefield District. They help disadvantaged people with food, clothing, household goods, toiletries, washing facilities, and wide ranging support.
Mary met with CAP's Deputy Project Manager, Nigel Miller, and Trustee, Joanna Cohen, who said that they had over 50 people came to them for help in just 2 hours on Friday morning.
Mary said "With many people struggling to make ends meet with the rising costs of living, the work of organisations like CAP have never been more important. I will be working with them over the next few months to develop a foodbank to help people in crisis."