We are very sorry to announce that the Board of Trustees have taken the difficult decision to close our Tuesday drop-in.
Tuesday 15 October 2013 will be the last drop-in on a Tuesday for the foreseeable future. We will continue to offer a drop-in service every Thursday, including the provision of casework and mental health support as well as numerous other services through our partnerships with other organisations.
At the Thursday drop-in we will also continue to serve hot meals and distribute food parcels, toiletries and clothing as well as making small hardship payments for essential expenses such as telephone credit or travel to important legal and medical appointments. For this we will continue to need your support. If you have a donation that you wish to make after Tuesday 15 October please bring it to the Thursday drop-in, 10 AM to 1:30 PM, at St Aidan’s Community Hall (map). If you aren’t able to make it on a Thursday please get in touch and we’ll arrange to receive your donation at the PAFRAS office in Chapeltown.
Long-time supporters of PAFRAS will recall that in July 2011, when we reduced our casework provision from two to one drop-ins per week, we had hoped that that would be a temporary change. Obviously things have not turned around as we quickly as we would like, the Board has made this difficult decision now with the aim of securing the longer-term future of PAFRAS. We do still have cause for optimism about the future, and, if we have the resources to do so, we hope to (re)expand our service in the future – the need for it has never been greater.