Sheffield community care centre wins prestigious award

The Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association has been recognised as the Community Care Centre of the Year at the regional prestige awards.

By Molly Williams
Thursday, 5th November 2020, 4:07 pm

The organisation has been committed to developing the local community for more than 34 years and its history dates back even further to 1955 when it operated as the West Indian Association to help improve the standard of living for Caribbean people who had moved to the UK.

Today, their focus is supporting the health and wellbeing of the elderly to prevent social isolation of vulnerable groups. The number of people they support has increased over the years to roughly 300 a week.

Olivier Tsemo, chief executive of SADACCA, said: “SADACCA is rooted in the community and has an outstanding history of caring not just for the African Diaspora but also for all in our city.

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“This award represents just that and it is a testimony to the leadership of its directors. The directors knew the exact needs of the community and worked collaboratively and reflectively to transform SADACCA into a centre of excellence in community care.”

Councillor Paul Wood, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “I am really proud of all the team at SADACCA. The work the managers and officers do on a daily basis is outstanding, making sure our communities are helped through this difficult time takes effort from every part of the community and on behalf of all the council, I thank all the team at SADACCA for their commitment and work that well justifies this prestigious award.”

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