Welcome to Dewsbury Community Outreach CIO

The Refuge - Our home at 74 Daisy Hill, Dewsbury

Registered charity number: 1188158

Who are Dewsbury Community Outreach?

Dewsbury Community Outreach is a Christian charity based at 74 Daisy Hill, Dewsbury. We are a group of Christians from various local churches who have come together to help the vulnerable and less fortunate in our community by providing practical, emotional and spiritual support in a loving and caring environment.

What is the Refuge?

The Refuge is the name of our premises on Daisy Hill and its our home and the base for our support and activities. It was built in the 1800’s as the manse for the adjacent Methodist Church but more recently was the local Methodist Resource Centre. The Dewsbury coat of arms quotes Psalm 46 which says “God is our refuge and strength.”  

Our Aims:

To create a community where everyone is welcome, valued as individuals, and supported with their needs. Where people can meet to share their skills or learn new ones, and where there’s always the chance to talk about the important things in life or simply to have a cuppa.

Elim Church

Our building is located next door to Elim Church in Dewsbury and although we are independent of the church, they are also key partners in the charity.

Covid-19 Response

During the Covid pandemic many of the organisations that have historically provided hot food for the homeless and vulnerable in Dewsbury have temporarily closed and we have teamed up with Sensory World and One Community Foundation to keep a meals service operating (read more on our covid-19 page). Currently our lunch time meal is available for people in need as follows:

    • Monday         12.15      Provided by Whitegates from 74 Daisy Hill
    • Tuesday        12.15      Outside Sensory World
    • Wednesday   12.15      Outside Sensory World
    • Thursday       12.15      Outside Sensory World
    • Friday             none
    • Saturday        12.15      Outside Sensory World
    • Sunday           6pm       (Alternate weeks) Provided by Magic Wishing Well at 74 Daisy Hill