Please note: Due to Covid 19 restrictions, services and community groups are operating differently. Please check directly with each service or group to find out what is available at this time.
You can use this page to find groups, services and activities within your local area. Some of the groups and activities will be free but you might have to pay for some classes and services. If you complete our Living Well quiz and register your details, you will receive a tailored list of resources that can help you make changes or improvements to your health and wellbeing.
Day centre for elderly people aged over 50+. We are a voluntary community registered charity which is non-profitable. All our committee members (staff) are elderly, retired and volunteers. We provide healthy and nutritious hot meals including tea-time, some wonderful trips, some sessions including, exercise sessions, body massaging sessions, yoga sessions, and arts & crafts sessions etc.
Meet at All Saints Church; all welcome. We offer a variety of activities: -Advocacy and campaigning in the frame through various networks & Coalitions: Bradford Congo Campaign; -Online Capacity Building support for groups locally and globally; -Conferences and workshops to celebrate achievements or to remember events of the past and learn from deadly conflicts of the past conflicts & peace (genocide/holocaust, Hiroshima/Nagasaki or peace events of the past; -Peace Education using music as a tool (Peace Music radio show on local radios (www.bcbradio.co.uk) -Spiritual and Emotional Support (SES) for the vulnerable victims of trauma (mainly refugees, asylum seekers & migrants/Diaspora in general); -Training: workshops locally and globally (through the Internet) for leaders & members (faith/community/political/business) on peace building/conflict resolution related topics; For more details: www.cr-conflict.org Or follow CRC and Bradford Congo Campaign on facebook and twitter.
BCS provides a confidential counselling service for people of all ages. There is a team of experienced counsellors with the skills to suit your needs, providing a safe environment for people to talk about their issues and enable them to make the changes that are right for them.
Family outreach project. Working with pre-school aged children and their parents or carers (BD4 Family); right through to our senior outreach project for the over 60s (GEMS). Providing various activities; groups and parenting courses for families to attend together; to learn; grow; meet new people and have fun.
Devonshire Drop-in. Dementia friendly. A social group for anyone feeling isolated. Includes information, newspapers, magazines, board games and dominos etc. FREE including refreshments.
Burley in Wharfedale Walk - with Ann Nuttall and Elaine Shankland. The activities are run by Community Health Champions who volunteer for Champions Show the Way, a specialist service within Bradford District Care Trust. Champions develop and lead various activities in their local community to support the well-being of patients and service-users, and promote good emotional and physical health.
We are an art group that meets weekly (apart from around Christmas, the New Year and Easter) We meet at Cardigan House, Ferncliffe Road, Bingley on a Thursday night between 7.30 pm and 9.15 pm. Our members use a mixed variety of mediums and are happy to share their knowledge and methods. We have workshops and demonstrations throughout the year. Visitors and new members are welcome
Community Centre serving Scholemoor estate and surrounding area; we also have a sports and play area that can be used by the local community and hired out by sports groups and others. A number of services for children and young people; including youth provision on a Wednesday; play team and advice sessions.Work with older people; including coffee morning on a Wednesday and bingo on Tuesday morning. Also have have a 'Pay feel' as you feel' wellbeing cafe, a work club, women only exercise, basic IT skills, seperate man and women's groups and an adults only bike club.
Helping You To Achieve Your Potential The Bradford and Harrogate based Create teams provide information, advice and guidance to both carers and non-carers on a wide range of learning and employment related topics. Our Create Coaches can help with Carer issues
We increase access to opportunity, and to the arts for people from lower and working class backgrounds. We run weekly sessions in community centres as well as a variety of one off sessions, we do workshops in schools, community performances and professional theatre pieces. Drama club - Rockwell Community Centres, FREE, Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm Singing for Health Session - Rockwell Community Centre, FREE, Friday 10:30-12:00am Contact us for details of other sessions.
Free independent advice service for young people, dealing with housing, homelessness, benefits, debt. We also refer to supported housing schemes, support around drugs and alcohol misuse, counselling and training and education. Opening times bread and roses: Tuesday 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 10am to 2pm, Thursday 10am to 1pm Shipley Youth Cafe: Tuesday 2.00pm to 4pm, Thursday 2.00pm to 4.30pm Free advice for 16 to 25 year olds, open door policy, drop in service. Registered charity no. 1147427
Children and young people's Safer Space offers an overnight stay in a homely, welcoming and non-clinical setting for under 18s who are in or at risk of mental health crisis or emotional distress. To refer to the Safer Space please call First Response on 01274 482438. Or for more information or to have a look around the Safer Space please call the Manager, Helen, on 07794065640.
Methodist Church - place of worship Church Hall - available to hire out for community use. We are a collection point for the Bradford Metropolitan food bank. Monthly coffee morning the last Saturday of every month 10am - 11.30am. On the 3rd Wednesday of every month we have a 'Tea and Talk' session where over 60's can come and have a two course lunch for a donation rather than a set price , email to book a place.
Village Hall Community Centre open for hire. Wedding and family parties. Corporate events and meetings, classes, polling station, youth services, neighbourhood forums, police liasion, parish council, etc. Various dance classes, pilates, carers & toddlers group, craft classes and coffee shop.
Burley-in-Wharfedale Probus Club was formed in 1977 and today draws its membership of retired or semi-retired men from a wide range of former occupations, and from a wide area around Burley, without any entry requirement for membership. Burley-in-Wharfedale Probus Club hold fortnightly informal Tuesday morning meetings at 10.0am (except July and August) in the Salem Church Hall, Main Street when, after coffee/tea, sharing a chat with fellow members (and guests) and a general update from the President and Secretary a talk is given by an invited speaker (usually illustrated) on a wide range of interesting topics followed by a brief discussion.
Meditation and positive thinking classes for everybody in Keighley and the surrounding area, including Shipley, Burnley, Ilkley, Settle, and Otley. We also run a community cafe called the World Peace Cafe in Keighley, open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. The cafe serves vegetarian snacks and light meals plus speciality tea, coffees and home made cakes at a reasonable price to the general public, and is also a place for people to volunteer and help out. General Meditation Classes Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre Keighley - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - Time varies, contact for details. Â£6 per session Kirkgate Centre, Shipley Tuesday 7:00pm £6 per session Children's Meditation Class - Monthly - contact for details
To promote the game of billiards through Sunday schools, Mechanics Institutes and similar organisations. Team membership by application. Meet at member institutes on Tuesdays 7:30pm September to May. Committee meet at Cornerstone Methodist Church (formerly Great Horton Methodist Church) on the first Wednesday each month at 7:30pm. AGM July. Approx 50 players, 5 member institutes: Bradford Deaf Centre (Hallfield Road, Bradford) Eastbrook (Great Horton Park Chapel Cricket Club, Ewart Street, Great Horton) Great Horton (Conservative Club, Westcroft Road, Great Horton) Princeville (Horton Bank Methodist Church) Pudsey (Littlemoor Bowling Club, Pudsey) Predominantly male members over 18, but no age or gender restrictions. Beginners welcome and coaching available for all abilities
Bradford Community Tai Chi and Chinese Yoga run community classes for adults in the evenings on Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9pm (call or txt 07930463571) Thursdays 7pm - 9pm (call or txt 07720 628671) at The Grange Interlink, Summerville Rd, Bradford BD71PX. We are also hoping to start some daytime classes at the University of Bradford and other venues so if you are a community group with funding to run a class or would be interested in a partnership bid, please get in touch.
Support women and girls who have experienced rape and other sexual abuse at any point in their lives. Services include a Help Line, free confidential counselling, advocacy and support.
To improve health in and around Keighley we run what we call our H.A.L.O programme (Health, Activity, Lifestyle, Opportunity). Our H.A.L.O project provides a range of groups and activities that aim to support your health and wellbeing The H.A.L.O project includes: Cook Confident - Cooking courses for adults that support people with a range of cooking abilities. Healthy Weight Lifestyle Courses - A course for adults who would like help to lose weight and be supported to make habit and behaviour changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle. Healthy Weight Support - A welcoming drop-in session for people who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Introduction to Exercise - Like to start or are new to exercising? Not exercised for a while or would like to lose weight, join this successful weight loss group led by a qualified instructor. Young Chefs - Fun, interactive cooking sessions for children aged 8-13 years. Children cook food from fresh ingredients and learn about the importance of a healthy diet. Weaning Workshop - A weaning information and practical cookery course for parents and carers with babies aged 0-6 months old
This Community Action Bradford & District project aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bingley by helping people of all ages stay healthy and in particular, reaching out to isolated older people; *Tuesdays from 3 October 2017* Lunch Club Plus, Cardigan House £6 per person, additional charge of £4 for transport if required Every second Wednesday - Wellbeing cafe, Little House £3 per person. Wednesdays - Drop in, Cardigan House 10am to 12.00 noon, £3 per week Wednesdays - Computer classes, Cardigan House 12.45pm to 2.45pm, £3 per week Every second Sunday, Sunday Lunch, Cardigan House £6 per person.
Accessible venue. Dementia Friendly. No personal care. Cafe B is a monthly opportunity for those with mild mental health issues and their carers to get together in a pleasant environment and socialise with entertainment. Health care professionals are on hand to give advice if needed. The cafe runs from 1.30pm to 3.00pm at Little House, Bingley. £2 per person, additional charge of £4 for transport if required.
Bradford Live at Home scheme supports older people throughout the town. We run a number of activity groups including Wellbeing Monday, Chatty Tuesday and Doodles and Dance, our group specifically supporting a group of 25 Italian people at the Mission Italiano on Little Horton Lane. Through the dedicated work of 6 staff and 93 volunteers, these groups support 852 older people providing a support network on their doorstep, through a combination of friendship and interesting activities which reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Each of the activity groups offers a variety of activities including arts and crafts, tea dances, exercise classes, talks on a variety of subjects, and reminiscence activity and games.
Community Links is an innovative and free service aimed at helping adults aged over 55 living in the Bradford District (including Keighley & Ilkley) to become more involved in their local communities and to acquire the skills, confidence & resources necessary to live fulfilling and independent lives. We can provide up to six sessions of one-to-one direct work. We can also support individuals and organisations to set up groups, activities and projects in their local areas.
Yorkshire Countrywomen Worth Valley Branch
A group of ladies who live in Yorkshire of all ages, all with different talents and interests merging into 73 branches throughout the county
Speakers, refreshments, summer outing, Christmas meal. Annual subs - £15, Visitors - £3 per session. They meet on the first Thursday in the month at 7.30 pm
We currently offer: Youth Activities; Catering; IT classes; Indoor bowls; Arts and Crafts; Taekwondo; Pilates; Tea dances; Senior Citizens' groups; babies', toddlers' and children's groups. Activities are for everyone in the Cottingley area. Rooms available for hire: Large hall with lighting and sound for performance art, catering kitchen Meeting rooms plus hot desking Bar and social area IT suite Arts and crafts room. Conference facilities. Catering available for any function, small or large.
To promote an interest in photography and to provide information on all levels of photography. Membership open to all. Meet at Cottingley Community Centre on Thursdays at 7:30pm excluding May to August. Film and digital expertise. There is an annual membership fee, prices listed below, as well as a £2 charge per session for drinks and snacks provided. Adult £25Child/Student £10Family (2 people) £40
We have around fifty bereavement volunteers who offer bereavement support to adults and children in the Craven and Bradford Area. The service is free and confidential. Support sessions are held at our office in Skipton and at a variety of locations throughout the area. Where appropriate telephone support sessions and home visits are available. The helpline 01756 797799 is available Monday 2pm to 4pm; Wednesday 5pm to 7pm; Friday 10am to 12 noon. At all other times there is an option to leave an answer-phone message. Cruse volunteers receive on-going training and support, if you are interested in volunteering with us please get in touch on email@example.com
The Footprints Family Centre is a charity based in Buttershaw; Bradford working with a combination of paid staff and volunteers to provide groups and activities that appeal to a broad spectrum of our community - and we are willing to open or support any new groups as fits any local need.Within this we directly run Stay and Play sessions for pre-school children; Cook & Eat sessions open to anyone; Craft Group; Baking Groups and a Breakfast Cafe; and at our Community Centre we support the local community to run Supper Clubs; Cubs; Scouts; Explorer Scouts; Sitting Fitter; Over 50's support group; Debt Advice Service; amongst many other activities. These are all aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation; at the same time as teaching people new skills; introducing new friends and building a safer; stronger community in Buttershaw - all in addition to our Nursery provision for 0-5 year olds and Out of School Care for 5-12 year olds.
The Vintage Vines care for the elderly project does various activities and have entertainment about every 8 weeks. Extended chair exercise on Tuesdays. We also provide a shopping service for butchers and fruit and veg on a Thursday (Tel Lynda/Kate 01274 788328). People need to book ahead for elderly places. First Fruits Mums & Toddlers runs Wed 9.30-11am term time only (Tel Mel 01274 788328) Prime time sessions Wednesdays 6-7pm, age 7 to 12 yrs (Key Stage 2 - school year 3-6) Prime Tinies - Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm, age 4-7yrs (Key Stage 1 - school year reception to year 2). Children's meal available 5.30pm to book ahead termly for members. Contact Peter or Liam at the Vine (01274 788328)
Good Neighbours Befriending Scheme - Friendship for people aged 70 years and over, isolated at home. A volunteer will visit the person in their own home for companionship and friendship once a week or every 2 weeks. If appropriate this can include trips out.
Card Craft Class, costs £5 per person which includes all materials to make 2-3 cards tea/coffee included. These sessions are bi-weekly so if you would like to join our sessions please call ahead to see when the next one is.
Friends of Roberts Park
Park Events Organisation
FORP was formed in March 2004 and worked with Bradford Council on the successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid to refurbish Roberts Park. We support the park management and also support the successful annual Green Flag Award application for Roberts Park. We meet ~monthly usually at Roberts Park Lodge at 7.00pm and organise the Bandstand events, most are on summer Sunday afternoons and support many other events in Roberts Park. Please contact us to become a Friend and to help us and to attend our meetings. We help organise events for World Heritage Day each year in the Spring in the park and assist other organisations with their events in the park.
Ravenscliffe Community Association is based at The Gateway Centre in Ravenscliffe. The Centre supports local residents at times of crisis with a wrap around service alongside activities for people of all ages and a variety of sessions/groups e.g adult dance, advice, arts and crafts for over 55s, health visitor drop in and ESOL courses.
AWC provides a range of talking therapies and can help with issues such as; current and/or past abuse(s), depression, stress, mental ill health, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, difficult changes and transitions, low confidence / self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties, work problems, inability to cope and other issues. ACT also has expertise in medically unexplained symptoms and childhood sexual abuse.
A small group meeting twice monthly to provide support for people with chronic long-term health conditions e.g. long-term health conditions but not exclusively, Diabetes, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, COPD, Asthmatic, Heart Problems etc.
Home Start Craven provides informal help; friendship; advice and support to parents with at least one child under the age of five. Trained volunteers support parents who may be experiencing difficult times; may feel isolated; coping with illness or disability; children with special educational needs; and/or multiple births. We provide confidential support to families in a gentle and friendly manner - we like to think our support is that of a good friend offering an extra pair of hands. Our volunteers are fully trained and DBS checked. They can support you at home; or within the community; once a week for two hours for as long as you feel you need them.
We help older men who are or are going through life changing events, such as retirement, bereavement, experiencing mental health problems or through the transition of becoming a carer. We exist to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable, isolated or disadvantaged older men.
Our trained volunteers provide support to bereaved adults and children in the Craven and Bradford Area. The service is free and confidential and support sessions take place at venues throughout the Craven and Bradford area. Sessions are one to one and there is an option for telephone support for adults.
Our purpose is to provide innovative support services promoting recovery through choice, inclusion and independence in an adaptable, stable and safe environment. We specialise in working with both children and adults with disabilities and/or mental health needs including acute conditions.
Get Out More is a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. They run outdoor programmes; including forest schools; outdoor play and community engagement programmes; for people of all ages across West and North Yorkshire. They use local woodlands; parks and natural spaces to bring people together; be active and feel good; working towards a vision: communities and nature growing healthier together.
Highfield Community Association aims to provide a variety of services and activities for local people of all ages, with a particular interest in providing activities and opportunities for children and young people.
To improve the lives of vulnerable people in Ilkley and District (Ilkley, Addingham, Ben Rhydding, Burley in Wharfedale and Menston). Social events (over 90s party and excursions), Christmas Parcel service, Befriending scheme (Good Neighbours Befriending)
An amazing urban green space based at Cecil Avenue Allotments in Great Horton, Bradford. We’d love for you to come and enjoy the space through visiting or volunteering to help nurture our food growing and nature areas.
Craft and chat group held at the Sue Belcher centre - Bracken Bank and District Community Association.
Art using a variety of mediums and experimentation, guided sessions. (Please ring to check over summer, restarts in September). £10 Annual fee and £5 per class.
A range of regular activities to which non residents are very welcome! Bingo, Tea and Toast Cost–50p, Hairdresser–just turn up for an appointment, Coffee morning, Lunch Club. From the main entrance, go into garden and follow path to lounge door.
Wellbeing Café–support for people living with mild to moderate mental health issues and their carers. Takes place at Haworth Methodist Church and Oxenhope Community Centre (alternate months). £2 for refreshments and entertainment.
We offer a range of activities dependant on what the community wants, this includes exercise classes, courses, social groups, after school groups and youth group. Please contact to book or enquire. Cost depends on activity or session and many are free.
Aged Veterans Mission Possible is a project specifically designed for older veterans, their relatives and/or carers by providing a service that enables people to reminisce, share memories and ultimately combat loneliness.
South Bradford Local History Alliance is made up of Low Moor Local History GroupWibsey Local History Group Wyke Local History Group. We want to make records of the area more readily available through our publications and this website.
All people given the right opportunity, are seeking to improve their lives in some way. For some this may be to develop or increase their mental capacity by education or experince, or improve personal health and wellbeing to be able to enjoy a fuller life.
Andy's Man Club is a support group for men aged 18 and above to come together, have a brew and get anything off their chest. It's a totally non-judgemental and confidential safe space. No referrals needed. Just turn up and know #IT'S OK TO TALK
A variety of help and support for parents with children under 5 years, which also includes help with filling-in forms, cooking, crafts, meeting and making friends. BFSN are all about developing relationships and building community in a fun, engaging and safe environment.
Do you like to knit or want to learn? Would you like to meet other ladies and make new friends? Come and join our friendly group of ladies from all nations who learn, knit, chat, and have fun together. Beginners are also welcomed.
Hidden Voices help to reduce triggers and strengthen your resolve to reduce harmful substances by building confidence and self-esteem in order to promote positive change. Some of these steps include smart recovery, life skills coaching, progress coaching, cook and eat sessions and a creative hub. Please call us for more information about any of these sessions.
Creative and fun art sessions with a fun theme for all ages. No matter what your drawing skills, you'll learn something new. Plentiful materials, tuition and inspiration. £2 per child. Adults go free!
A hands-on painting class For over the 55s. Most people who join this class have never painted, but soon find themselves producing landscapes with acrylic paints on canvas. This is a practical class, so please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on!
By appointment only. A team of specialist workers who support people affected in any way by adoption, including adopted people, adoptive families and birth families. They offer counselling, advice, support, parent/child search services, mentoring and workshops.
A local branch of the national nature charity, the Airedale & Bradford group have monthly meetings between September and April. Each meeting has a theme and a guest speaker,with slides or films about birdlife across a range of habitats. The meetings are open to everyone.
The choir is all about singing for pleasure, both for its members and the community groups and care homes it performs to. It is open to all senior citizens, no audition required, but please contact the organiser before attending. The cost is £1 per session and an annual membership fee of £11.
While focusing on the fitness benefits of yoga, this is a popular intermediate class for men and women benefits all aspects of physical and mental wellbeing. You need to wear loose clothing you can move in and please bring a mat along too.
Monday Morning Mingle is here at the centre every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 10.30am until 12.30 and for only £1.50 you can enjoy a lovely cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, a scrummy piece of cake and some good company. There is also an optional activity available every week; it could be anything from pyrography (wood burning) to glass painting, baking and learning how to use a lathe. No need to book, just drop in!
A community based support service which addresses the mental and physical health issues of the community through one-to-one practical and emotional support. The service enables people to work with a crisis worker who will offer a rapid response.
A responsive service which is shaped by the diverse social, spiritual and cultural perspectives of Black and Minority Ethnic women, experiencing mental health issues, distress, stigma and/or may be vulnerable to developing mental health problems.
Life Minds Matter helps strengthen the relationship between babies and their parents by delivering the messages about infant mental health to the community, offering training, support and guidance to those working in the area and directly supporting families that need more help.
Here at Relate we have always believed that stable and loving family relationships play a key role in helping adults and children feel secure, safe, confident and optimistic about the future. Contact 01535 606282 (Young People) 01535 605047 (Adults)
Moving Forward Group is a mental health peer support group for over 18's run by its members - a friendly resource for your recovery and continuing wellbeing. Men, women and other social groups can have very different mental health experiences and needs. Moving Forward's approach uses local peer support groups that focus on specific social needs.
A friendly self-help group for anyone who hears voices or who has heard voices. Offers a safe, supportive space for voice hearers to talk about their experiences, exchange ideas and share ways of coping, reducing distress and gaining control.
Sharing Voices Bradford (SVB) is a community development mental health organisation. They work with a wide range of communities including African & African Caribbean, Central & Eastern European, South Asian, and Asylum Seeker and Refugees. They work with younger people, adults and older people. Their services are tailored to provide a holistic approach that is culturally and spiritually appropriate to aid recovery and facilitate long term resilience. Services include one to one and home visits, group sessions and befriending,
We support young people (13-24 years) around a range of issues that may impact upon their mental health and wellbeing, such as bullying, family issues, abuse, cultural and traditional challenges and social media.
Sharing Voices Bradford's Refugees & Asylum Seekers Unit uses a refugee-to-refugee approach. Believing in better and convinced that any vulnerable person is a potential agent for change, if they are well supported and healed from their traumas of course, we use the Co-Counselling model with the aim of learning from each other.
We were set up in 1989 by people who were treated at Lynfield Mount Hospital; as they realised there was no one on their side; all they were seen as was a mental health diagnosis.This is at the heart of everything we do. People need to be heard and treated holistically; rather than just for their diagnosed issue. Formerly Bradford and Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group (BAMHAG); we wanted to rebrand and update our image to reflect our needs and values moving forward; which is why we are now called VITAL which stands for Value; Involve; Talk; Advocate & Link.We recognise that mental health is not black and white and that everybody brings their own colour to the bigger picture. We know that mental and physical health are inextricably linked; yet time and time again; people tell us that their physical health is ignored because of their mental health diagnosis. We know that people with mental health issues tend to have a shorter life; and this is often due to their physical health being ignored. We know that people feel like they have no choices in the way they are treated; that they are done to rather than involved in their care. We know that there are people unable to get support because their mental health isn't judged to be severe enough. We know that people are not given hope and aspirations for their future; due to their mental health condition.We know that everyone has mental health; not just the 1 in 4 statistic that we hear about so often. We know that there is still stigma and discrimination attached to mental health throughout the whole of society.
Happy Cafes provide a warm welcome for anyone interested in improving their personal happiness and helping to make the world a better place through simple actions. The Cafes will follow the 'Ten Keys to Happier Living' and monthly action calender's.Cafe Dates: Last Friday of every month starting February from 10:00 - 12:00. Everyone Welcome - cost is £2 which includes refreshments.
Joint Activities and Motor Education Service (JAMES) originated in the early 1980's as a response to local needs in Bradford. JAMES continues to operate in the Bradford district; supporting disadvantaged young people; families and communities. We are a registered Independent School
The main aim of Karmand Community Centre is to Improve the quality of life for local people. The Centre works towards achieving this by offering services of a high standard which provide a range of educational; recreational; cultural and social opportunities. We aim to work in consultation with local people and other statutory and voluntary agencies in developing our programmes and responding to new initiatives. These focus on the following principal areas:- Early Years Service (for Under 5's and their carers) - Play and Youth Provision - Community Education Classes - Sports and Fitness - Provision for; and new initiatives with; Older People - Venue for Community Groups; Meetings; Rehearsal Space; Private Hire- Opportunities for Volunteering - Community- based capacity building - Being a source of advice and support. The Centre works within an Equal Opportunities Framework; and aims to ensure that all sections and ages within the community have a voice and access to decision making and services within the Centre's infrastructure. We would therefore aim to promote social inclusion at all levels.
OUR VISION To make Bradford Moor (Bradford; West Yorkshire) a place that all residents and community members are proud to live and work in. We have 5 strategic objectives; structured around our core themes; Social / Business Entrepreneurship; Education and Training - Particularly around young people; Volunteers and volunteering; Employment and Training - Particularly around young people; Community Safety. Diversity and Inclusion is a common theme which flows through everything PASS does. About Us: PASS was established in 2007 by a group of local professionals with the aim of mobilising the community in one of the most nationally deprived wards to create social and economic change. The founding members all lived and grew up in the Bradford Moor area and feel passionately about making Bradford Moor a better; stronger and safer place. Rooted firmly within the local community; PASS seeks to deliver bottom up solutions; enabling locals to develop practical solutions in response to community need. PASS works in partnership with the local communities and statutory agencies to ensure all untapped and resources in the area are utilised to empower the community. PASS operates out of the Cabin in to Attock Park; located in the heart of Bradford Moor. The location is intended to be visible and accessible to the community it serves.
Lishi (formerly the College of Chinese Physical Culture) promotes physical and mental health and personal energy development, using an integrated system of Chinese movement and dance. Meet at Grange Interlink, Summerville Road, BD7 1PX every Tuesday evening from 7pm - 8:30pm. Approx 300 members in Yorkshire. Open to ages 16+ As well as the new website www.lishi.org
Ilkley and District Good Neighbours - Befriending Scheme and Home and Garden Assist and Shop Assist
Good Neighbours Befriending Scheme - Friendship for people aged 70 years and over, isolated at home. A volunteer will visit the person in their own home for companionship and friendship once a week or every 2 weeks. If appropriate this can include trips. The GrassRoots venture is the arm of the Ilkley and District Good Neighbours organisation which deals with helping people out around the house. It is composed of a band of DIYers and gardeners who visit homes in Ilkley & District to tidy gardens. Shopping assist service.
The hub is a flexible place. Open 7 days a week for the benefit of the community. They host actvities such as parents and toddlers groups, breakdancing classes, advice drop ins, narcotics anonymous sessions and older peoples indoor bowls and a hot lunch.
Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) is a survivor led and focused service. Its vision is to support evidenced based services that are gender informed and accessible across West Yorkshire. Services which are user friendly and proactively involve survivors.
The Good Neighbour Project at St Christopher's Church Holme Wood is a well established community project that runs a variety of activities specifically designed to meet the needs of local people. These activities include: Home from Home Centre: For older people 50+ Wednesdays 9.30am - 2.30pm. 3 course meal, refreshments, door to door transport, several activities including; tai chi, entertainment, games, and occasional trips out. Out & About Day: For older people 50+ Thursdays (starting in mid April) 10am - 3.30pm. Trips to local supermarkets and places of interest. Opportunity to purchase a low cost meal. Activity Day: For older people 50+ Fridays 9.30am - 2.30pm 3 course meal available, lots of activities including indoor bowls, table tennis, dancing. Transport available. Community cafe: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday lunchtimes 11am - 1pm Good home cooked food at great prices. Open to everyone. Fruit & vegetable Market: Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays 10am - 1pm. Seasonal produce at great prices. Open to everyone. Day Care Centre: For older people 50+ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm 3 course meal. refreshments, door to door transport and lots of activities. Line dancing: Thursdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm A great way to exercise and have fun. Open to all adults.
Our weekly sessions at Sedbergh Community Centre support up to 25 elderly adults aged 60+ and will feature inclusive, supportive activities including gentle exercise, appropriate sports/activities e.g. walking football, boccia and badminton, games including chess, dominos and quizzes, planned reminiscing activities and social/coffee time.
Activities in Buttershaw and Woodside, available at a community venue. These include a community kitchen, older people's friendship group, diabetes prevention, youth club, handyman and gardening service and bingo.
Older People Services Drop-in Education Classes Health and Wellbeing Advice on Welfare Benefits Womens Group Learning Disability Project Carers Hub Halal Food inspection in schools Muslim Women in Prison Project
St. Christopher’s Good Neighbours is here to provide Hope for the people of Holme Wood and surrounding areas by helping to combat loneliness, providing low cost food and furniture and providing general help and support to people of all ages. This includes a Home from Home centre, community cafe, fruit and vegetable stall, line dancing, indoor bowls, hairdressing and a job club
The drop-in offers a place where people can get to know each other. Fresh, home prepared food including soup, sandwiches and snacks are on offer at very reasonable prices. Activities (Bring and Buy sales, book sales, summer and winter fairs, and arts and crafts) and trips are also often arranged.
A community centre to meet the needs of people in Little Horton and the City of Bradford. Activities include job searching, grow for health and wealth, a singing group, IT skills workshop, depression support group and a walking group
Womenzone supports South Asian older women to continue to be healthy, happy and enjoy relationships with their friends, family and community through the project supported by Department of Health & Wellbeing. This service focuses on promoting wellbeing, early intervention, reducing isolation and preventing small issues from developing into crises. All of the activities are group based to foster friendship and reduce isolation. Individuals are encouraged to form new bonds and develop new relationships with each other both within and outside of the project.
We are currently offering taster sessions and 8-week courses of mindfulness in the garden at Horton Community Farm for older people. This service if FREE to over 50s, carers and those on benefits. You can also join us if you are under 50. We charge under 50s £6 unwaged and £10 waged per session.
Befriending Service offering companionship, support and information for residents in Buttershaw and Woodside. Visits to residents own home in addition to regular group activities at Sandale Community Hub on Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sun. Service provided by Sandale Trust. Contact for more information / to make a referral.
Lidget Green Walking Club is an established walking group set up to promote the health and wellbeing of the local community, with particular emphasis on the "over 50's".
Sandale Community Development Trust: Older People's Friendship Group
Voluntary Sector and community support
Lunch and activities on weekday lunchtimes lead and chosen by users, including regular bingo. The group enjoys a three course meal consisting of home-made soup, main meal and a dessert. Meal cost: £5. Additional transport available to and from the venue, £1 each way.
Bradford Lifelong Learning Programme - Purple Patch Arts, Long Term Conditions
Learning disabilities support group
Purple Patch Arts exists to improve the lives and life chances of people with learning disabilities and the professionals that support them. We do this by creating innovative and inclusive learning environments in which people can thrive. Our Bradford Lifelong Learning Programme runs in the city centre on a Monday from 10am - 3pm during term time, and helps: - Reduce social isolation - Increase a sense of belonging - Increase the amount of exercise people undertake - Develop communication skills - Increase engagement with adult education - Support progression into further education, employment and / or training All of our learning is delivered using The Purple Patch Approach to inclusive education, which employs creative methods such as drama, dance, music and art to engage learners, increase take-up of information and support understanding of complex subjects, and is based on the following teaching methods: Group Activity All teaching is delivered using group activity. Learners are supported by staff and peers and do not work on their own. This builds social skills and provides mechanisms of support Multi-Sensory Activity Teaching includes a mixture of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to inspire learners and provide multiple points of access to learning material Gamification Gamification means, quite literally, making a game of something. Facts or themes can be repeated to support memory and understanding, without the risk of boredom Physical Experience An example is copying an action or tracing a drawing. It embeds key learning points cognitively through a focus on the physical Imaginative Discovery Asking learners to make connections through a process of 'make-believe' or imagining
Shipley Memory Club meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays to provide support to people with dementia and their carers. Meetings take place at The Kirkgate Community Centre in Shipley (39A Kirkgate, BD18 3EH)
Our vision at INCIC is a prosperous, cohesive and sustainable place with healthy and physically active people enjoying access to great education, employment and learning opportunities, where we dream big and achieve great things. Our mission is to work with local people to improve their lives to enable everyone in our community to be healthy, prosperous and happy. INCIC is made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a diverse set of chosen fields, backgrounds and experience. Cohesively we play a crucial role in furthering the organisations aspirations and work closely with our community to create a positive future.
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.
The Bradford Befriending Service provides a listening ear, regular visits and makes you feel valued. Befriending is one way to improve the lives of people who feel lonely and can help with some of the barriers that cause social isolation, for example, disability, frailty and lack of confidence.
The Keighley Association Women & Children's Centre (KAWACC) is a registered charity and voluntary organisation which adopts a holistic view of women, young people and children's development.. It hosts activities such as walking groups and cooking sessions.
The Bradford Befriending Service provides a listening ear, regular visits and makes you feel valued. Befriending is one way to improve the lives of people who feel lonely and can help with some of the barriers that cause social isolation, for example, disability, frailty and lack of confidence.
Mind in Bradford are a local Mind mental health charity. They help people who are struggling with emotional and mental health problems across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. They offer phone & online support, a safe space to visit in times of crisis and a pathway to recovery at wellbeing groups. They also have recovery workers ready to listen to adults and young people who are worried about their mental health.
Healthy Minds Website
Mental health and wellbeing support services, resources and information.
The Healthy Minds website is the place for everyone in Bradford and Craven to look after their minds. Open the door to local mental health and wellbeing support services, resources and information. The website's Services Index lists a wide range of wellbeing support services available in Bradford and Craven, from workshops to peer support groups, and the Wellbeing Assistant offers tailored suggestions on services and self-help apps based on how the user is feeling, so people can find what they need, when they need it - quickly and easily. The site's Wellbeing Resources cover a range of topics and provide self-help materials to help people understand and improve their thoughts and feelings.
The Bradford Bulls foundation offer a number of health and wellbeing programmes for people across the district. This includes the 'Back Onside' programme to encourage men and women to get back to enjoying exercise through the support of current and former players, the 'Active Support' mental health programme and 'Offload', a free 10-week course of one-hour fixtures designed to equip men with the skills, tools and techniques needed to manage their own mental health. See the website for more details.