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Formerly: Pakistan Advice & Community Association


Firvale Community Hub

Firvale Community Hub an award winning organisation committed to improving social equalities and inclusion for communities experiencing disenfranchisement and marginalisation in Sheffield. Working to empower groups and individuals to find their own voice and leadership, to influence and inform a more inclusive society, through targeted and deeply personalised education and confidence building based projects.

A key civil society innovator in Sheffield, Firvale Community Hub works in partnership alongside local agencies, leading development strategy and implementing pioneering methodology in the projects we deliver in our lively community hub.


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5X Winner (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2016) of Burngreave Area Panel Award - Received in recognition of outstanding contribution to the community and to record appreciation of effort made to improve the lives of people in the area. Presented by Sheffield City Councillors and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

Sheffield City Council Recognition Award - Presented to Gulnaz Hussain in recognition of the outstanding contribution Gulnaz and PACA have given to the community.

Sheffield Trade Unionist Award - Lifetime achievement award 2015 was given to the ex-chair of the organisation an economic migrant who worked in the steel industries and is now deceased given for his campaigning and lobbying for rights for communities in particular BME communities and the support that he has given to young people in developing their skills and improving their lives, some who have become prominent leaders in Sheffield today.

Community Achievement Award 2011 - Presented to Gulnaz Hussain for services rendered in benefit of the Pakistani Community in Sheffield. Presented by Prominent Pakistani Leaders in Sheffield.

Diversity of the Year Award 2011 - Presented by South Yorkshire Police at their community awards event in particular for the work we have done with the new arrivals community and the level of diverse people who benefit from our service.

Children and Young Peoples Award 2010 - Multi-agency support services presented to us by John Mothersole chief Executive and Sheffield City Council Cabinet member for Children's services and lifelong learning and Dr Sonia Sharp Executive director of Children & Young peoples services.

Lord Mayor's Women of Sheffield's Cenetenary Award 2018 - celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Peoples Representation Act, when some women aged 30 years and over who owned property, or their spouses owned properties, gained the "right to Vote".


Registration of the Former Legal Services Commission now known as Advice Quality Standards (AQS) - This is the quality mark for organisations who provide advice to the public on social welfare issues. This demonstrates that we are easily accessible, effectively managed, and employ staff with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of their clients.

"Firvale Community Hub is to be commended for their receptiveness and candour in engaging with community it serves." Elizabeth Morris - (Advice Quality Standard Assessor)

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) - The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) regulates immigration advisers, ensuring they are fit and competent and act in the best interest of their clients.

"It is clear that your organisation provides a very valuable service to the communities it
serves." - Nicky Landymoor (OISC Caseworker)

“Firvale Community Hub is seen to deliver personalised and client-centred services that meet its vision. Many areas of effective practice and a commitment to quality and continuous improvement were found and progress has been made to maintain strengths. Firvale Community Hub has demonstrated that it meets the requirements of the Matrix Standard” - Susan Smith (Matrix Assessor)




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