Our history, mission and purpose
Carecent is a breakfast centre for all homeless, unemployed or otherwise socially excluded members of our community.
We provide food, clothing and fellowship in a friendly and non-judgemental environment. Our volunteer staff are always ready to listen and offer support and advice where possible. Where appropriate, we work with other agencies in order to move people forward to an improved lifestyle.
Carecent is open to people aged 18+ six mornings a week – Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 10.45am.
The staff are fantastic and will talk to you about problems. They make you feel safe. They’ve got me going to the gym, they take us on trips and they can refer you to other agencies who will help you.
How to find us
Move and improve
For the last 30+ years our space at Central Methodist Church has served us well. From that space, we have run hundreds of breakfast sessions, providing hot food and a moment of respite for York’s vulnerable, homeless and socially excluded community.
However, there are things we have always wanted to offer in addition but have not been able to:
• A shower
• A more flexible space to run different activities eg: one-to-one conversations
We have been amazingly fortunate in that a team from S Harrisons Development Ltd have offered to help us transform the space so that we can provide all of this. They have provided help with architects, planners, quantity surveyors and everything else – and finally the work can start.
Starting from 12 March Carecent will be moving out to allow the builders to move in. Whilst the building works goes on, Carecent will relocate to Trinity Methodist Church on Monkgate (near to the Job Centre).
We expect the work to be finished by June, at which point Carecent will move back to the newly improved space in the Central Methodist Church. We are very excited about this new opportunity!
Carecent Pictures Courtesy The Press, York