Case Studies

BookWYCAS is proud to work with over 500 community and voluntary sector organisations throughout West Yorkshire.  They provide a wide range of vital services within our local communities, typically to those who need them most.

We are pleased to include case studies for a small sample of the organisations we help.  These show the valuable work they do in their community, how WYCAS supports them, and how this has benefited them.


Kirklees

Charities

Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend is a registered charity in rural South Kirklees, West Yorkshire. Our aim is to work with older people to enable them to improve their quality of life, combat loneliness and reduce isolation. We do this by providing

Leeds

Charities

Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme

A grand day out!

Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme

Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme is one of 37 Neighbourhood Network Schemes working with and for older people in Leeds and is a registered charity.  It has a contract with Leeds City Council to work with and for

Community Group

Sawan Vihar

Sawan Vihar

Sawan Vihar

Sawan Vihar Sawan Vihar is a voluntary group run by and for Asian women to promote the health and well being of older female members of the Indian community in Leeds and the surrounding district who speak Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati

Wakefield

Charities

Well Women Centre

Well Women Centre

Well Women Centre

Well Women Centre is a charity and company limited by guarantee that has been offering services in Wakefield District for nearly 30 years.  We have 17 staff and approximately 60 volunteers.  Our services include counselling, groups, courses, complementary therapies and

Rosalie Ryrie Foundation

Rosalie Ryrie Foundation

The building used to house Wakefield’s St John’s Ambulance, but then became a derelict hangout for street drinkers and drug users. Ann Ramsden saw it at its worst, but somehow spotted its potential. It’s now a bright and cheerful space,

Tenant and Residents Association

Monkhill and Ladybalk Tenants and Residents Association

Monkhill and Ladybalk Tenants and Residents Association

The Association is one of a number operating in the Wakefield district and was set up to serve the residents of the Monkhill and Ladybalk areas of Pontefract. Besides organising a number of community based events and activities the Association

South Kirby Community Association

SKCA

South Kirby Community Association

South Kirkby Community Association was set up in 2004 with the intention of assisting the community in many different areas including social activities such as bingo, artistic and cultural events. One of our most valued services is the job club

Calderdale

Charities

Pecket Learning Community

Pecket Steering Group

Pecket Learning Community

Pecket is a user led voluntary organisation.  We are a charity and company limited by guarantee run by and for people who have difficulties with reading, writing an/or numbers.  Our constitution states that the majority of directors must have these

White Ribbon Campaign

White Ribbon Logo

White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. It relies on volunteer support and financial contributions from individuals and organizations. Although we had been running as a company

Bradford

Social Enterprise

BEVAN Healthcare

Bevan Waiting Room

BEVAN Healthcare

What is Bevan Healthcare and how did you start? Bevan Healthcare is a general medical practice that provides primary care for marginalised groups such as the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers. The practice started in 2003 and was run by

Kirkgate Community Centre

Kirkgate Community Centre

We first asked WYCAS to help us in 2007 at which point we had recently become independent. We had no access to any accounting records and no information about the organisation’s running costs, its funding arrangements or its income; and

Charities

Hale

Hale award acceptance

Hale

Bradford’s HALE Project beat over 350 charities from across the UK to take the prize as overall winner of the GSK Impact Awards 2010. This prestigious title is awarded by healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline and influential think tank The King’s Fund.

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