ACT Sheffield (formerly the Yemeni Welfare and Advice Centre) specialise in delivering services to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. They deliver services that aim to tackle persistent social and economic disadvantages and educational underachievement to the BME community across Sheffield with a particular focus on deprived neighbourhoods of Fir Vale and Burngreave.
Services provided by ACT Sheffield include:
- Healthy Living Centre: featuring gym, classes, cafe lounge and alternative therapies
- Adult education classes: community training provider delivering a range of ESOL and basic skills courses
- Work with young people: work with BME young people who have become disengaged from school, repeatedly excluded, and have become involved in anti-social behaviour in the North East area of Sheffield. They offer educational and pastoral activities designed to boost a young person’s self esteem and skills, and their work can include families.
- Older person project: Supporting access to services, resources and facilities they need to maintain their independence and quality of life.
- Arabic language school
- Fir Vale Preschool