Charity marking five years in a new home

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HOMELESSNESS charity the Archer Project is celebrating its five year anniversary in purpose-built premises at the back of Sheffield Cathedral.

The organisation decamped from West Bar in 2007, in a move which enabled volunteers and workers to offer more support to the homeless people who uses its services every day.

At least 20 different activity choices are now on offer daily, from gardening and photography to pewter smelting and budgeting.

The premises has become a City and Guilds testing centre for levels one and two literacy and numeracy.

A medical room offers access to a nurse and a dentist and from next month there will be the addition of a dental X-ray machine which means clients can access appropriate treatment without having to attend hospital.

The charity also hosts regular fundraising Sleep Outs -– the next on Tuesday, September 11. There is still time to register to find out what it’s like to be homeless for one night. Call 0114 3212312 for more information.