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Emmaus Shops

54-60 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AB

Emmaus is a homelessness charity that runs two large charity shops in Bradford. They sell furniture, homeware, clothing, toys, records and bric-a-brac. They have a furniture delivery service. They offer training and good volunteering opportunities.

The Cross Lane shop in BD7 is in a big old cinema building and has an ‘indoor street’ concept.

Plaza Cinema, Cross Lane, Bradford BD7 3JT

Mon – Fri 11:00-3:00; Sat 11:00-2:00 Phone: 01274 945270


The Sunbridge Road shop in BD1 is newly opened in April 2021

54-60 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AB

Mon – Fri 09:30-4:00; Sat 10:00-4:00 Phone 01274 955870

This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

Refugee Integration Service

Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1JF

Support from  Bradford Council for new refugees as individuals and family groups.

We can help with:

  • Housing
  • Claiming Universal credit
  • Applying for benefits, loans and grants
  • Learning English
  • Studying & training
  • Finding a job
  • Supporting you to become a valued member of the community of Bradford

This service is part of Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber, managed by Migration Yorkshire. It is co-funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

This Listing was last updated: 10 September 2021

Khalsa Gym


FREE sessions on Wednesdays 12:00 – 14:00.  (By Zoom during Covid-19)

The Khalsa Fitness Gym in Usher Street, Bradford, BD4 7DS

Free gym and football for refugees and asylum seekers.

These activities are for adult women and men.

Opening Times:

Wednesday: 12-2pm
This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

St Philip’s Church

St Philip's Church, Thorn Street, Girlington Road, Bradford BD8 9QW

St Philip’s is a warm friendly church, teamed with St Barnabas’, St Martin’s, and St Paul’s, as the Parish of Girlington, Heaton and Manningham. Sunday services at 10:30am.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

The Sutton Community Centre


During Covid lockdown, activities have changed – but the Sutton Centre is still open, to provide support for the local community. For example, there is the Food Pantry, and we can offer some sanitised computer access that people can book. See our Facebook page.

The Sutton Community Centre, 51 Kyffin Place, Bradford BD4 8NB

The Sutton Community Centre, in normal times, runs a variety of activities and services for local people.

This includes Primetime activities with children and young people. A key feature of Primetime is the use of volunteers. Sessions are planned and led by young people, because who knows what the needs of young people are better than young people themselves ?

As an example, one of our regular projects is ‘Cook and Eat’. Each week, 8 – 11 year olds meet to learn new cooking skills, then sit, eat and enjoy what they have made. Fridays 3:30 – 5:00pm.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Bevan Healthcare

14 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS

‘Health – Hope – Humanity’

Bevan Healthcare is a Social Enterprise.  We are committed to getting people the health care they need.

Covid Update – some services are online or by phone, just for now.  

We provide a GP service, to meet the needs of :

  • people who are homeless or in unstable accommodation
  • people who have come to Bradford as refugees or to seek asylum

At the Bevan House Wellbeing Centre, there are opportunities for:

  • arts and creativity
  • physical activity
  • healthy eating
  • volunteering
  • mutual aid
  • befriending
  • self-help

Support with:

  • employment
  • benefits
  • housing
  • debt
  • legal advice
  • parenting problems

Learning and education:

  • English as a Second Language
  • literacy and numeracy
  • computing and ICT
  • skills for work

Recovery and managing health conditions:

  • substance misuse
  • physical and mental health problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, depression, stress and anxiety
  • support for specific groups, such as female asylum seekers and refugees, homeless or at risk men.

You can find reception and surgery times on the NHS website.

Opening Times:

Monday: 8-6pm
Tuesday: 8-6pm
Wednesday: 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday: 8-6pm
Friday: 8-6pm
This Listing was last updated: 10 March 2021

Stand & Be Counted Theatre Company


We have moved all activity online during COVID-19. Please get in touch directly if you would like to take part.

Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP

The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary delivers learning programmes for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants new to Bradford. SBC provides Creative Skills for Employment training, public speaking and campaign training, performance making and wellbeing projects throughout the year. Stand & Be Counted is a campaigning theatre that tours nationally and internationally.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

SHINE at St Stephens


During Covid, many activities are still happening. Some are now online, some face to face. There is exercise, a children’s clothes bank, gardening club, help with food, and much more. Get in touch.

SHINE, St Stephen's Church, Donisthorpe Street, West Bowling, Bradford BD5 7BX

SHINE is a community organisation based at St Stephen’s Church. It provides many services and opportunities for people of all ages, faiths and ethnicities.

This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

Polski Klub Jagoda

19-23 Edmund Street, Bradford BD5 0BH

Polski Klub Jagoda (Bradford Polish Club) is a social venue, bar and restaurant near the city centre.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Fountains Church


During Covid restrictions, would you like to join a small, friendly group on Zoom – make friends, build community, learn together ? To do this, just email [email protected] Say you would like to join, and someone will contact you soon.

Fountains Church, The Cube, Glydegate Square, Bradford BD5 0BQ

Fountains Church is quite a new Christian church, right in the city centre. It has an open door – everybody welcome.

There is a new project launching soon, with food that would otherwise go to waste. From the Fountains Church kitchen in the centre of Bradford you can :

  • ‘pay as you feel’ for food in the Fountains Church cafe
  • buy a Grace Box of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and store cupboard essentials for £10

During Covid restrictions, would you like to join a small, friendly group on Zoom – make friends, build community, learn together ? To do this, just email [email protected] Say you would like to join, and someone will contact you soon.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

BAC – Homework Club


Due to Covid, the Homework Club is currently running via Zoom.

For details and to be sent a Zoom link, please phone or email.

BAC, Centre for Enterprise Hub, 114 Manningham Lane. Bradford BD8 7JF

Bradford African Community’s Homework Club is designed to help children and young people and their parents, who may be struggling to do their homework and help children to achieve at school. This extra teaching provides knowledge that children and young people missed out in their lives before arriving in the UK. All refugees and asylum seekers and migrants are welcome. Self referrals and referrals from other agencies are accepted.

Support is available from Tuesday to Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am till 5:00pm.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

St John’s Church, Bowling


During Covid some activities are continuing, for example the Grub Club 11:00am – 1:00pm on Wednesdays. This is a food stall where you can buy fruit, vegetables, tins and packets of food – 16 items for £5.

After Covid more activities will start again, for example: Pete’s Place drop-in cafe; Pete’s Place summer trip; BD4 Family Sessions; curry and comedy night; family fun morning; volunteering; activities at The Hub.

St John's Bowling, Neville Road, Bradford BD4 8TU

St John’s Church, Bowling is a friendly, welcoming church with lots of community activities that you can join in.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Good Shepherd Centre


During Covid, you can phone for an appointment if you have an urgent problem. If you need support or information about EUSS, please call between 9:30 and 11:30am, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri.

The Good Shepherd Centre, West Lane, Keighley BD22 6ES

The Good Shepherd Centre provides support for newly arrived families and individuals, particularly from Eastern Europe – and to refugees and asylum seekers. They have OISC trained advisers for when people are applying for EUSS.

The Good Shepherd Centre offers :

  • Morning Prayer + coffee, general discussion and social support
  • Drop-In : one to one support; help with accessing education, health and other services; translation, if necessary
  • a reporting centre for race hate crime
  • free classes for English, computers and parenting
  • Parent and Toddler Group
  • a welcome to asylum seekers and refugees – a place of safety
  • outreach support to schools
  • occasional social events for newly arrived families
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

LACO at the Thornbury Centre

79 Leeds Old Road, Bradford BD3 8JX

LACO means ‘good’ in the Romani language. LACO works with Bradford’s new Central and Eastern European communities, particularly Roma people. The aim is to improve physical and mental health and well-being, financial inclusion and employability.

There is also support for people needing to apply for EUSS.

This Listing was last updated: 24 November 2020

Bradford African Community – BAC

Centre for Enterprise Hub, The Enterprise Hub, 114, Manningham Lane.Bradford BD8 7JF

Bradford African Community (BAC) supports refugees and asylum seekers to settle and integrate in Bradford. There are support groups, interesting and useful activities, education, homework club, social events, family events and many opportunities to join in and make friends.

Don’t hesitate to contact BAC if you have any questions – and if you want to join them.

This Listing was last updated: 8 March 2021

New To Me Shop

Bowling Back Lane HWRC, Bradford BD4 8SZ

Bradford Council runs a ‘shop’ at the Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, where recycled household items are for sale. You can get furniture, pans, books – all sorts of things. Everything costs £1.

Opening times (August 2020) Thursday and Friday 10:00-16:00

To get on the site, you need a Residents Permit. Your house should have one. Ask your landlord. It is free.

Opening Times:

Thursday: 10:00-16:00
Friday: 10:00-16:00
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

UK Butterflies


During Covid-19, services are still running online and by phone.

4 Eldon Place, BD1 3AZ

UK Butterflies is a Non-Profit Organisation, supporting EU citizens in Bradford. It offers free immigration advice (OISC registered Level 1), by referral, for vulnerable EU citizens, including EUSS applications. All immigration advisers speak Polish/Slovak/Engish. UK Butterflies also runs social events, fund raising and community cohesion activities.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10:00-14:00
Wednesday: 10:00-14:00
Thursday: 10:00-14:00
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

AROUK – Arakan Rohingya Organisation UK


This business is currently affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Quaker Meeting House, Russell Street BD5 0JB

Arouk is an international charity based in the city of Bradford.

It is led by people who now live in Bradford, after they or their families experienced persecution in Myanmar and refugee life in Bangladesh.

They advocate and campaign. They also run many community and fund-raising projects in the city, to enable people to integrate and thrive.

AROUK offers support and advice on housing, welfare, healthcare, schools and accessing immigration advice.

There is a Talk English club.

The Children and Families Service also runs arts and crafts for children, group activities for families, Rohingya life and cultural events and trips out during school holidays, as well as home visits for the needs of the family.

This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

Horton Housing Volunteer Services

Bewick House, 16 Eldon Place BD1 3AZ

Horton Housing provides housing, training and support services.

They want volunteers now, to be befrienders for the Connecting Opportunities service.

They will be looking for more refugees and other migrants with lived experience to join the volunteer programme, when their training centre re-opens.

This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

Ping Pong Parlour

Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Bradford BD1 1TQ

The free Ping Pong Parlour in Kirkgate Shopping Centre Bradford is normally open every day. Play table tennis for free. Meet new people. Stay fit. Have fun!

Check their website to see when it will re-open after Covid.

Opening Times:

Monday: 10-5pm
Tuesday: 10-5pm
Wednesday: 10-5pm
Thursday: 10-5pm
Friday: 10-5pm
Saturday: 10-5pm
Sunday: 10:30-4pm
This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

Bradford Police Station

Trafalgar House, 58 Nelson Street, Broomfields, Bradford BD5 0DZ

Help Desk

08:00 – 22:00 open Mon – Fri

08:00 – 20:00 open Sat – Sun

10:00 – 18:00 open Bank Holidays

Opening Times:

Monday: 8-6pm
Tuesday: 8-6pm
Wednesday: 8-6pm
Thursday: 8-6pm
Friday: 8-6pm
Saturday: 8-6pm
Sunday: 8-6pm
This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

New Directions

Pelican House, 10 Currer Street BD1 5BA

New Directions is part of a charity called Change Grow Live. They can support you if you want to make positive changes to your drug or alcohol use. They provide information, advice, treatment and support.

Unity Buildings, 30 Manningham Lane  BD1 3DN


Pelican House – see below

This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale

Unit 73, Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle Road, Bradford BD8 8BD

PFBA works to support parents and carers of disabled / SEN children and young people in the Bradford and Airedale area.

This Listing was last updated: 7 May 2021

Horton Community Farm

Cecil Avenue, Bradford BD7 3BW

HCF runs community allotments at Cecil Avenue in BD7. You can volunteer, enjoy working outdoors, learning new skills, meeting new people, adding to your CV – and making a difference to a fantastic urban green space.

This Listing was last updated: 7 May 2021

Housing Standards Team

8th Floor, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN

The Housing Standards Team at Bradford Council makes sure that landlords and owners of properties in the Bradford District meet their duties relating to housing standards. These duties include safety, repairs, energy and noise. The HS Team also provides advice and support to landlords and agents, so they know what is expected of them.

The HS Team will also normally try to help tenants and landlords to sort out issues between themselves, where possible.

This Listing was last updated: 7 May 2021

Bowling College

4th Floor, Centre for Enterprise Building, 114 – 116 Manningham Lane, Bradford BD8 7JW

Our aim is to offer a range of excellent courses for adults in the Bradford and surrounding areas. We believe that by providing a supportive and comfortable learning environment we can help our learners achieve their full potential.

Bowling College has been at the heart of learning communities for over 20 years. Each year around a thousand learners successfully start and complete their learning journey with us. Our teaching and support staff offer friendly help and advice to learners every step of the way and we feel that this is the reason they succeed.

As an accredited Information, Advice and Guidance Centre we can also help with decisions and guide you through your studies.

At our centre in Manningham, we offer excellent facilities and aim to provide an informal and friendly atmosphere with individual support to all of our learners. We welcome and support learners who are:

19- 23 years old
24+ years old
People with disabilities
People who seek an alternative to a large bustling College

The College offers classroom, distance, blended and work-based learning including Traineeships and Apprenticeships in sectors such as Childcare, Customer Service and Health & Social Care. We provide supported e-learning to create flexibilities for you in maths & English and provide continuous personal development courses delivered via your employer or in college which help you to get on in life through learning. You can also complete a range of qualifications through the supported use of Workbooks that you can complete at home or in college.

Wherever and whenever you study with us please be assured that you will find the same high quality standards and a very warm welcome.

For many of our learners courses are free. To find out more, visit our funding page.

If you have any questions about either us or our courses then you can contact our College Services team on 01274 773310 or check out the rest of our website.

Information, Advice & Guidance

Are you unsure about what you need to do to achieve your goals? Do you need support to help you make the best decision about your training needs? Thanks to the support that our College Services team provides we can help you answer these questions.

Here at Bowling College we are committed to providing impartial Information, Advice & Guidance to everyone that contacts us and our learners throughout their learning journey. As part of this commitment we have developed a strong link with a local not-for-profit organisation called Aspire-i.

They provide impartial IAG support either through face-to-face time in the classroom or through their offices in Bradford and Keighley. Like us they believe that building strong community links and placing people at the heart of everything they do allows people to improve their lives and their prospects. Their core service is to provide careers advice, training, placements, recruitment services and redundancy counselling. They also offer high quality services to young people which means that we can successfully signpost people under the age of 19 who are unable to do a course with us due to funding rules.

You can contact Aspire-i through the following methods:

Aspire-i Limited (Head Office)
Onward House, 2 Baptist Place, Bradford BD1 2PS
Tel: 01274 829400

Opportunity Centre
1-3 John Street, Bradford BD1 3JT
Tel: 01274 379449

Opportunity Centre
Airedale Buildings, Scott Street, Keighley BD21 2SP
Tel: 01535 600267

If you do not wish to contact Aspire-i directly then you can speak to our College Services team.

College Services can help you to choose the right course and can help you to look at which careers might be suitable for you. Phone us on 01274 773310 or email [email protected]

This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

Skills House

Bolton House, 18 Bolton Road, Bradford BD1 4DE

Skills House (formerly known as Connexions Bradford ) is a partnership including educational organisations, voluntary services providers and employers. It helps connect out-of-work adults to jobs and training.

Go to to Skills House Youth if you are looking for information, advice and guidance for young people in the district.

Opening Times:

Monday: 10-4:30pm
Tuesday: 10-4:30pm
Wednesday: 10-4:30pm
Thursday: 10-4:30pm
Friday: 10-4:30pm
This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

School Admissions Team

Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Access Team


Drop-in is currently suspended due to COVID-19. After Covid restrictions, Tuesday morning Drop-In will start again.

Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford BD1 1HX

Formerly the New Communities and Travellers team.

What do we do?

The Access team supports families from Central and Eastern Europe, refugees, asylum seekers, travellers and vulnerable groups, with access to education.

Families can self-refer by contacting us on 01274 439393 or they can attend our drop-in, details below. Or they can be referred by any professional on behalf of the family. See below.

The service also supports and signposts its client group, taking into account the wider family support needs including SEN, Benefits and Early Help. Specialist staff in the team advocate on behalf of families who are experiencing barriers in accessing appropriate education settings. There are workers within the team who speak languages including Slovak, Polish, Czech and Hungarian but we can also access most languages through our partner, Enable2.

Interpreting and translation

For any queries relating to interpreting and translation, please email [email protected] or call 01274 439393.

Free School Meals (FSM)

The Access team only support with FSM enquiries for asylum seekers. If you have any other queries relating to FSM, please contact 01274 432772.

Refugees and asylum seekers

Refugee and asylum seeker children have the same entitlement to education as other children in the UK however they can often find it harder to access education due a number of barriers which may include language, past experience and trauma. The Access Team aim to support refugee and asylum seekers into education through practical support and advice. The Access Team is also on hand to provide advice and support  to schools who have refugee and asylum seeker children on roll. Please see our ‘Quick guide to refugees and asylum seekers’.

How to make a referral for support with access to education?

Referrals to the Access Team can be made by any professional on behalf of the family by completing the referral form and sending it to [email protected]

Please ensure that families have consented to the referral, where possible getting consent to sharing information form signed by the family prior to making a referral.


The Access Team runs a drop-in at Britannia House, every Tuesday morning between 9:30-11:30am during term-time. If families are being signposted to the drop-in, they are asked to attend with the children needing school places and with copies of their ID and tenancy documents.

This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

Bumps and Babies

Bevan Wellbeing Centre, Dale Street, Bradford BD1 4HT
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Cook & Eat

Sutton Community Centre, Bradford BD4 8NB

Opening Times:

Friday: 3:30-5pm
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Bradford Market

Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street, Bradford BD1 3SR

There is an indoor market that sells fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and meat, clothes etc.

In 2020, the new Darley Street Market is due to open on Darley Street BD1 3HH.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Salvation Army Shop, Wibsey

226 High Street, Wibsey, Bradford BD6 1QP

This is a local charity shop selling quality items at reasonable prices. Come in and browse in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00-17:00
Tuesday: 09:00:-17:00
Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-17:00
Saturday: 09:00-17:00
This Listing was last updated: 24 November 2020

Age UK

45-47 Bradford Road, Bradford BD10 9PB

Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Age UK Bradford District can help you with information and advice about :

  • benefits
  • housing
  • health and social care
  • leisure and social activities
  • family and personal matters
  • your rights to local services
  • ….. and most other things that affect your quality of life

You can call the Bradford number, above, during office hours.

If you need support or information outside office hours, contact Age UK’s advice line 8am-7pm every day. Phone 0800 678 1602.

Or contact The Silver Line’s 24 hour helpline. Phone 0800 470 8090.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:30-3:00
Tuesday: 9:30-3:00
Wednesday: 9:30-3:00
Thursday: 9:30-3:00
Friday: 9:30-3:00
This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara

Gobind Marg, Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9JN

Fresh vegetarian meals available in Langar Hall. Please cover your head, remove shoes. Open any day if you are hungry 7:00-20:00 (before 16:00 Sundays). The most social times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Girlington Advice and Training Centre


After Covid, the Drop-In service will resume.

Girlington Road, Bradford BD8 9NN


GATC (Girlington Advice and Training Centre) provides free advice you can trust. 

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Immigration (OISC Registered)
  • Welfare
  • Debt and Consumer Issues

Make an appointment. Ask for an interpreter, if you need it.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Manningham Project


During Covid, you can get telephone advice on 07504 552527.

203 Lumb Lane, Bradford BD8 7SG

Manningham Project is an advice service for people living in the area.

Normally, you can make a face to face appointment.

Mon to Fri 9:30 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 3:30.

You can usually get an interpreter as well.

  • Benefits
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Utilities (gas, electricity and water supplies and bills)
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Connecting Roma CIC

74 Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 5EZ

Connecting Roma CIC is a non-profit community organisation that works with the Roma community in Bradford. It offers support with the EUSS process (deadline June 2021) – and can signpost people to get the OISC registered immigration adviser that they need. It offers advocacy, interpreting and translating services, a Roma Workers service, and support with eg. banking, housing and child development. It also organises cultural and traditional events, such as singing, dancing and boxing.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9-5pm
Tuesday: 9-5pm
Wednesday: 9-5pm
Thursday: 9-5pm
Friday: 9-5pm
This Listing was last updated: 14 December 2020

St Paul’s Church Sharakat Project

St Paul's Church, Church Street, Manningham, Bradford BD8 7PT

The Sharakat Project is a community project based in Manningham, Bradford. The Sharakat groups and activities help to reduce isolation and increase neighbourliness, by providing safe spaces for friendships to be built across cultural and faith boundaries.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

St Stephen’s Church

Donnisthorpe Street, Bradford BD5 7BX

St Stephen’s is a church in West Bowling BD5. The church itself is a welcoming place. There is also a Community Hall where SHINE West Bowling offers a wide range of community services and activities such as English CHAT, exercise, pop-up pantry, gardening club and creative threads.

This Listing was last updated: 7 May 2021

Bradford Westfield House Jobcentre


During Covid, it is not possible to contact Jobcentre Plus directly by phone. For general enquiries, you can email them, putting in the Subject Box : JCP Contact Us Local Office Westfield House Jobcentre Plus.

85 Manningham Lane, Bradford BD1 3BE

You can get phone information from the national helpline, about your personal circumstances, job-seeking, existing claims and new claims.

You will be given a lot of information and choices about who to contact next. If you need help with this, you could try asking at Bradford Citizens Advice by phoning 0344 245 1282. Or you could ask at a community centre near you.

This Listing was last updated: 29 March 2021

Salvation Army

371 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9NG

The Salvation Army is a Christian charity. They offer a safe, supportive environment for individuals, helping them make positive choices about their current circumstances.

The Orchard has three separate projects : the Lifehouse; Day Shelter; Bradford Orchard corps.

The Orchard provides a drop-in service for men and women who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. We support our service users in making changes and moving forward in their lives.

The Orchard Lifehouse is a “home on the way to home” for single men. We provide a safe, supportive community on the journey towards independence. Whilst there is no restriction on how long a person can reside, clients typically move on within two years.

The Bradford Orchard Corps is a Christian community which supports our service. It includes a chaplaincy for any person linked to the service

This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

Sue Ryder

Quora Retail Park, Clayton Road, Bradford BD7 2RE

Superstore Charity Shop

This is a big charity shop that sells good value furniture and white goods, as well as clothes and smaller household items. The shop will re-open after Covid.

Meanwhile, you can still shop online at, or on ebay.

Check on Facebook for opening times and how to donate,


This Listing was last updated: 29 March 2021

St Vincent’s

St Vincent's Centre, Rees Way, Allenby House, Bradford BD3 0DZ

St Vincent Bradford Support Centre is a community hub in BD3, offering a range of activities and support, including :

  • classes
  • migrant drop-in sessions
  • a superstore
  • 3 charity shops
  • a cafe (coming soon!)

Look out for activities starting up again after Covid.

Also, at [email protected] Vincent’s, there is a free, independent and impartial advice service, with an experienced team of advisers. This is to help residents of the South Bradford Parliamentary Constituency.

This Listing was last updated: 29 March 2021

Pearson Professional Centres-UK Bradford

1, Caspian House, 61 E Parade, Bradford BD1 5EP

You can take your driving theory test at this test centre in the middle of Bradford.  Appointments are limited at the moment, because of Covid. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

This Listing was last updated: 8 April 2021

Islamic Relief Shop Bradford

47-51 Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford BD8 8AS

This shop sells clothes and accessories.

Proceeds go to Islamic Relief. The shop accepts monetary and clothing donations. There are also some volunteering opportunities.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00-18:30
Tuesday: 09:00-18:00
Wednesday: 09:00-18:00
Thursday: 09:00-18:00
Friday: 09:00-18:00
Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00-17:00
This Listing was last updated: 20 April 2021


56/58 Darley Street, Bradford BD1 3HN

Bradford’s Darley Street Oxfam shop sells books, clothes, music and homeware. There is also a special bridal store.

The shop accepts monetary and saleable goods donations. Profits go to the Oxfam charity.

There is a well-organised volunteering scheme. To find out more, you can ask at the shop.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00-17:00
Tuesday: 09:00-17:00
Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-17:00
Saturday: 09:00-17:00
Sunday: closed
This Listing was last updated: 20 April 2021

British Heart Foundation Shops

50-54 Westgate, Bradford BD1 2RD

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a big national charity.

It has three shops in the middle of Bradford.

The Westgate shop (01274 354975) sells furniture and electrical goods.

The Northgate shop (01274 729110) and Kirkgate shop (01274 305383) sell clothing, shoes, books, toys and homeware – nearly new and new.

BHF has a well-organised volunteer scheme. To find out more, ask at a shop.

50-54 Westgate BD1 2RD Mon – Sat 09:30 – 17:00; Sun 10:00 – 16:00

34 Northgate BD1 3SN Mon – Sat 09:30 – 17:00; Sun 10:00-16:00

47 Kirkgate BD1 1PZ Mon – Sat 09:30 – 17:00

This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

Marie Curie Charity Shop Bradford

22 Ivegate, Bradford BD1 1SW

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:00-4:30
Tuesday: 900:-4:30
Wednesday: 9:00-4:30
Thursday: 9:00-4:30
Friday: 9:00-4:30
Saturday: 9:00-4:30
This Listing was last updated: 6 May 2021

In Communities

Incommunities, Victoria Street, Shipley BD17 7BN, UK

Our vision is ‘Improving lives Incommunities’. That means providing great homes in great neighbourhoods and helping people build better lives for themselves.

We are one of the largest social housing providers in the UK and formed in 2003.  Local social housing was transferred to us, from Bradford Council.

Our main business is to provide and maintain affordable high quality housing for our neighbourhoods. We have invested over £400 million in modernising our customer homes and built over 700 homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021


HALE, 1 Westgate, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3QX

HALE (Health Action Local Engagement) is an established healthy living charity based in Bradford since 2003. We work with people of all ages; providing a wide range of innovative services to directly tackle the causes of health issues experienced by the local community. HALE’s focus is on the most vulnerable members of society that feel isolated and lonely; those that struggle with mental health or self confidence issues or are exposed to dangerous or exploitative situations.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Healthy Lifestyle Bradford

Healthy Lifestyle Solutions CIC, 2, Proctor Street, Bradford BD4 9QA

Healthy Lifestyle Solutions CIC (HLS) is a healthy living organisation with the aim of reducing health inequalities in the population of Bradford, particularly residents of Tong Ward, South Bradford.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Girlington Community Centre

Girlington Community Centre, Girlington Road, Girlington, Bradford, UK
Girlington Community Centre is a voluntary based non-profit organisation. We provide key services to the local community directly, or through tenants.
This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

MyWellbeing College

My Wellbeing College, New MIll, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LD

MyWellbeing College is a free NHS service to help people manage everyday problems such as feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress. You can register for MyWellbeing College online or over the phone and don’t have to go through your GP. The only time they will be contacted is when you have finished your course to let them know, or if we are worried about you or others around you.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

Women’s Club

St Philip's Church, Washington Street door, Girlington, BD8 9QW

Women’s Club is held from 1pm to 4pm every Thursday. It is for women and their children.

The Club provides opportunities for women to socialise as well as arts and other activities. Some weeks, playworkers provide activities for children.

There are also periodic visits from BafR’s befriending co-ordinator, a representative from McKenzie Friends (see Beacon on the legal advice page), Horton Housing’s HOSTS project and other services.

English lessons

See information on the education and training page.

This Listing was last updated: 17 March 2021

Maryam Project

St Philip's Church, Washington Street door, Girlington, BD8 9QW

Women only English classes – Free. Mondays and Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm.

Women only knitting group – Wednesdays 9.30am.

This Listing was last updated: 24 November 2020

Heaton Private Hire (taxi)

73 Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford BD8 8BE

Taxi rank

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

CYCLE Bradford

Capital of Cycling, Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, Bradford is a free, accessible web site for all types of cycling related activity in the district. It’s an umbrella resource that helps guide you into Bradford’s cycling community. We provide information about most of the organisations involved in cycling in and around Bradford District.

Contact us for more information, or to get involved.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

Capital of Cycling

Capital of Cycling, Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 5SD, UK

Capital of Cycling is a coalition of cycling organisations, community groups and charities.

We work to support and connect some of the fantastic cycling work, events and opportunities that are already going on in The District. Why not join us?

We have a cycling hub in the centre of Bradford, opposite City Hall, next to The Bradford Hotel.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

BEES – Conservation Group

Culture Fusion, 125 Thornton Road BD1 2EP

In the BEES Conservation Group, we go out in a minibus to work in local places – woods, gardens, orchards eg planting trees.

Back by 3:00-4:00pm. Boots and waterproof coats can be provided.

BEES is a Volunteering Conservation Task Group, part of Bradford YMCA.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2021

Creative Threads

St Stephen's Church, Donisthorpe Street, West Bowling, Bradford BD5 7BX

Creative Threads is a project based at St Stephen’s Church, West Bowling BD5.  It is part of the community organisation, SHINE.

We believe that creativity is a vital part of human experience and one that promotes inner wellbeing. Our arts and crafts programme incorporates heritage, artists in residence, installation and permanent artworks that enhance the space we share. Everyone gets involved in our creative activities and together we have made some stunning results!

Get in touch to find out how you can take part, and to get a Covid update.

This Listing was last updated: 23 March 2021

Northcliffe Park and Woods

Northcliffe Park, Bradford Road, Shipley BD18 3BX

Northcliffe Park is made up of Northcliffe Woods and Norman Rae Playing Fields. These lovely woods and fields together make up am area of countryside which appeals to many different people. From bird – or bat- watching, to playing football, beautiful Northcliffe Park has something to offer everyone.

This Listing was last updated: 23 March 2021

Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley Five-Rise Locks, Beck Lane, Bingley BD16 4DS, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Lister Park

Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Bowling Park

Bowling Park, Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 7TL, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Undercliffe Cemetery

Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford, Undercliffe Lane, Bradford BD3 0EH, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Bradford Moor Park

Bradford Moor Park, Killinghall Road, Bradford BD3 7JD, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Peel Park

Peel Park, Cliffe Road, Bradford BD3 0LT, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Little Germany & Cathedral Gardens

Cathedral Close, Bradford BD1 4EG, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

City Park

City Park, Bradford BD1 1HY, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Manningham Library

Manningham Library, Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford BD8 8BB, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Great Horton Library

Great Horton Library, 69 Beldon Road, Bradford BD7 3PE, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Bolling Hall Library

Bolling Hall Library, Bradford BD4 7LP
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Holme Wood Library

1 Stirling Crescent, Holme Wood, Bradford BD4 0BL, UK
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Laisterdyke Library

Laisterdyke Library, 673 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 8EL, UK
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Central Library

Central Library Sharpe St Bradford BD1 1NN
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum, Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ, UK

Free Movies on the 6th Floor

Please note: From 18 March until further notice, the museum and Pictureville Cinema are temporarily closed (read the full statement).

If you have already booked tickets for an upcoming screening, we will be getting in touch. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

You can continue to support us during our temporary period of closure by purchasing a Pictureville membership. You’ll be a member right away, but your 12 month period won’t begin until we reopen. This means that you will still get a whole year of amazing membership benefits.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Bolton Woods

Bolton Woods, Bradford, UK

The site has the following facilities:

See below for details, opening times and more.

The site has a car park with 3 spaces. The type of facility is listed as Local Authority. Facilities owned by the Local Authority, to include District, Borough, County and Unitary Councils.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Karmand Community Centre

Karmand Community Centre, Barkerend Road, Bradford, UK

A vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Bradford East with something for everyone. Operating since 1983, the centre has become a valued service deliverer to the local community.

We have great facilities and offer a wide range of courses and activities. We provide indoor and outdoor sports, pre-school, elderly care, youth activities. exercise classes, free workshops and community support services. We have a great choice of rooms that you can hire for parties, wedding receptions, meetings, training, sports etc. So whatever you want to do, get in touch or pop in to see us, we are here to help.


Workshops and activities take place every Monday and Friday 6:30pm to 8:45pm.

Opening Times:

Monday: 6:30 - 8:45pm
Friday: 6:30 - 8:45pm
This Listing was last updated: 9 December 2020

Laisterdyke Youth and Community Centre

Laisterdyke Youth & Community Centre, Manse Street, Bradford, UK

Himmat is based in Bradford and Calderdale and offers young people the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and confidence, thus enabling and empowering them to decide their own futures. The Himmat Project was established in 1991 supported by a grant from the Home Office. By 1996 it had become a charity and a company limited by guarantee, with funding from multiple local and national sources. It has formed successful partnerships with many local agencies, which are represented on the Management Committee. All our projects offer effective, culturally specific and religiously sensitive support for all our clients and service users.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Women Zone

19-21 Hubert Street, Bradford BD3 9TE, UK

Womenzone Community Centre is a registered charity established in 2003 to address the isolation and lack of voice and visibility of South Asian women in the Bradford 3 area.

We operate from Bradford Moor, supporting women from one of the largest BAME communities in our city. The charity was set up to respond to identify needs primarily of South Asian women for a women only safe place, to prevent them from being socially excluded and assist their fuller integration into society.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Thornbury Centre

The Thornbury Centre, Leeds Old Road, Bradford BD3 8JX, UK

The Thornbury Centre exists to serve the community. It does this through working with the community, listening to and recognising needs. Through our Project Team, we then deliver solutions using funding that we have secured. Additional income is generated through letting and hiring our facilities to community businesses, community organisations and community members. This makes us truly community centred.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Vine Community Centre

Parsonage Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford BD4 8PL, UK

We believe that everyone should have a positive place in their community so that the destructive cycles of loneliness, low self-confidence and lack of purpose can be broken.

The Vine Centre creates positive places where we are all safe, have fun, are genuinely cared for, good behaviour is modelled, and everyone has an opportunity to contribute and grow.

We aim to:

  • Provide a quality space for community to come together and to access support services.
  • Reduce isolation amongst local people.
  • Support older people to remain active and independent.

Our building is used 7 days a week for a range of activities. Some delivered by us, some in partnership with other providers. It is also available for hire.

This Listing was last updated: 24 November 2020

Woodroyd Community Centre

Woodroyd Rd, Bradford BD5 8EL, UK

If you want to see your neighbourhood thrive and you have a cunning plan, we can help. Get in touch and let’s make it happen.

Our dedicated community development officer supports a number of forums and groups in the area including:

  • Community workers Forum
  • Faith Forum
  • Neighbourhood Associations
  • CASC’s

Whether you need instant support or want to develop a local campaign we have the networks and resources to help.


This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Landmark Centre

All Saints Church, Little Horton Green, Bradford, UK

We are a vibrant community centre in Little Horton, just outside Bradford city centre.

Based in the beautiful All Saints Church opposite St Luke’s Hospital, The Landmark Centre offers a wide range of activities and training opportunities to the people of the area.

We currently run projects supporting disabled children and tackling digital exclusion, in particular helping people look for work online. Previous projects have worked with young families, refugees, and the elderly. We are an inclusive and welcoming charity which aims to improve the life chances of local people.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Kirkgate Centre Shipley

Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Shipley, UK

The Kirkgate Centre is a busy community and social action centre serving Shipley.
We are a registered charity and a registered company.

Most importantly, we are a membership organisation. Members of the Kirkgate Centre run the centre and have the power to call meetings, elect trustees and become trustees themselves. Membership is free to anyone living in the Shipley area.

Kirkgate Spotlight English Conversation Club – Every Tuesday, from 10am to 11.30am


This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Millan Centre

Millan Centre, Victor Street, Manningham, Bradford, UK

Millan Centre is a community centre for girls and women. We run educational, social and health related activities for women, girls and children in the Manningham and Heaton area.

Millan Centre is a charitable organisation and a company limited by guarantee. The registered office is at the Centre. There are 5 members of the Management Committee who have overall responsibility for the Centre and a small team of full and part-time staff.

Millan Centre’s aim is to provide women and girls with:

  • A stimulating, responsive and varied programme of educational, training and social activities in a safe and accessible environment
  • Support to empower individuals to achieve their full potential and become active citizens
  • Equal access to opportunities regardless of race, disability or age and a valuing of diversity
  • Opportunities through partnerships with other groups and organisations
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Lower Grange Community Centre

Lower Grange Community Centre, Chaffinch Road, Bradford, UK

We work collaboratively with relevant partner agencies across the private, public and third sectors to ensure we provide a holistic service to our service users, which contributes to wider District objectives around community development.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Pakistan Community Centre

Pakistan Community Centre, Jervaulx Crescent, Bradford, UK

The site has the following facilities:

The site has a car park with 45 spaces. The type of facility is listed as Local Authority. Facilities owned by the Local Authority, to include District, Borough, County and Unitary Councils.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Meridian Community Centre

Saint Paul's Road, Manningham, Bradford BD8 7LS, UK

The Meridian Centre is a community resource for people of all ages & backgrounds in the Manningham area of Bradford District.

This is an area of multiple deprivations. The services offered by the centre are targeted to achieve our objective of empowering the local community to participate and engage through learning and self development activities. Established in 1984, the main objectives of the centre are to develop knowledge and skills through capacity building programmes to improve economic and social participation in society. The centre is dependent on external funding and has successfully, over the last 33 years, supported local residents with a vast range of community programmes. The centre’s location and close proximity to the target audience attracts local people to the services offered.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020



Hopefully this will continue after Covid-19 lockdown

31 Cornwall Road, Bradford BD8 7JN, UK

BEAP usually offers the activities listed below.

Free Health Check Session for men

  • Checking Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Weight and Height
  • Advice on Healthy living

Badminton – Every Wednesday, 2pm – 3pm
(Advanced booking needed. Please contact BEAP on 01274 731020)

Summer Activities

  • Summer trip
  • Days out
  • Visits to places of interest

Drop in day-care session for Elderly Men – Every Tuesday from 10.00am – 3.00pm

Daycare for women – Every Thursday 10.00 – 3.00 pm

  • Socialise with others
  • Make new friends
  • Hints on healthy eating

Exercise Session for Women Over 50 – Every Thursday 11.00am – 12.30pm

Young Women’s Exercise – Every Monday 10.00am – 12.30pm

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Khidmat Community Centre

Khidmat Community Centre, 36 Spencer Road, Bradford BD7 2EU, UK

Khidmat Centres are two accessible, purpose built community centres in Bradford.

Our services are primarily for the vulnerable members of our community.

Each centre also has additional facilities you can hire for your own uses.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Claremont Community Centre

Claremont Community Centre, 13-15 Claremont, Bradford BD7 1BG, UK

Welcome to your centre

we want the community to feel:

  • Enabled
  • Empowered
  • Fulfile their potential
  • make real and long lasting contribution to their communities
  • transform their own lives and the lives of those around them
  • Become visionaries for the future of Bradford
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Scholemoor Beacon Community Centre

Scholemoor Beacon Community Centre, Dracup Avenue, BD7 2RJ

Scholemoor Beacon was established in 2006, when the Tenants and Residents group and the Youth group merged to form Scholemoor Beacon which was based in the Youth Centre on Dracup Avenue. There has been a close relationship with Bradford Council’s Youth Service ever since. Scholemoor Beacon worked to transform the derelict site and over a number of phases have developed in partnership with Bradford Council and a variety of funders a play area, Multi Use Games Area, trim trail and junior grass pitch. This provision has been a real asset and is used by the local community on a regular basis. Use of the site was also supported by funding from Sports England, which mean Scholemoor Beacon could employ a Community Sports and Activities Worker to deliver and coordinate a range of sports and activities on site.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Parkside Community Centre

Parkside Community Centre, Avenue Road, Bradford BD5 8DB, UK

Parkside Community Centre is a community centre offering a hub for events, activities and other functions for the local population. Based in Avenue Road, Bradford, Parkside Community Centre is a business.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

West End Community Centre

The West End Community Centre, Christopher Street, Bradford, UK

The West End Centre is a purpose built modern community centre based within St Oswald’s Church.

We develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged local community of Little Horton and the City of Bradford in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet their needs and participate more fully in society.

This Listing was last updated: 12 October 2020

Light of the World Community Centre

Gaythorne Road, Bradford BD5 7ES, UK

The role of The Light Of The World Community Centre in West Bowling, is to serve the local community both spiritually and physically. We want to serve the community by Gods work in acts of support, guidance and assistance in day to day life.

We endeavour to do this through our accessible and affordable services, which are currently available. Our aims and objectives are to work with other groups in the community in order to build a better West Bowling.

The community Centre is the result of secured funds, and the Volunteers are still actively involved in the running of some of the projects.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Morrisons Coffee and Chat (Girlington)

Morrisons Cafe, Young Street, Bradford BD8 9BN, UK

Our cafes are friendly and relaxed places for older people to get together over a cup of tea or a coffee.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Lishi Taoist Tai Chi

The Grange Interlink, Summerville Rd, Bradford BD7 1PX

Discover Lishi, ancient Chinese exercises to raise your energy and become fitter, and learn a new philosophy for life at an open class in Bradford. At your first class you will be introduced to principles and exercises that have stood the test of time. They have been proven to work for both men and women for thousands of years so you can feel confident they will work for you too.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Lister Park Walking Group


Due to Coronavirus this service is currently on hold.

North Park Road, Bradford, UK

This walking group is a good way to improve your mental and physical health through exercise and meeting new people. Meet at the Prince of Wales Gate on North Park Road for a gentle walk around Lister Park.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Bretton Court

Ukrainian Community Centre, Legrams Lane, Bradford BD7 2EA, UK

A chance to get out of the house, have a hot, balanced meal – and not have to do the washing up! We organise regular lunch clubs to give our members the opportunity to leave the house, meet old friends and make new ones in a warm, friendly setting over nice hot meal. The meals are designed to be healthy, balanced and nutritious and catered to members’ specific needs. The service also provides transport to members who would not normally be able to travel independently so that they can join the group too.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)


Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594.

Kenburgh House 28 Manor Row Bradford BD1 4QU

A 12-week course in a small group which will help you identify triggers and wellness tools to help you overcome your personal mental health issues. Talk to one of our practitioners to see if it could help you by calling 01274 730815 or e-mail [email protected]. Booking required.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Cellar Trust


Cellar Trust Covid Information

The Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley BD18 4QP, UK

We help people with mental health challenges. We give people hope, and we help them build brighter futures. 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health problem in any given year, so whether it’s you or someone you know, we are here to help. Our services are available to people who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Our mental health services:

  • Pathways to Employment – for people over 18, who are out of work with moderate to severe, and/or enduring mental health problems who want to work towards a specific goal such as education, training, voluntary or paid work.
  • Workplace Wellbeing free, specialist support group for people managing their mental health at work.
  • Work retention – for people over 18, who are in work but on sick leave who need support to return to work.
  • Crisis support – for people over 18, who are in severe mental distress or crisis. Open 365 days a year from 10am – 6pm.
  • Telehealth – for guided self-help telephone appointments, you can register online at or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551.
This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Royal Mail Bradford North Delivery Office

Valley Road, Bradford BD1 4RS
This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Bradford Post Office

22 Charles Street Mall, The Broadway (inside W.H. Smith's shop), Bradford BD1 1US
This Listing was last updated: 6 October 2020

121 Counselling Bradford


Our waiting list is currently closed due to Covid-19 and our team are working from home offering phone or video link counselling to keep themselves and clients safe. We apologise for any delay while we move over to these new systems. Please contact us for further details.

Bradford Counselling Services, 17 Dale Street, Bradford BD1 4HT, UK
Free counselling service run by Bradford Counselling Services (BCS) in Bradford City Centre. Whatever your concern, contact us and we will endeavour to help. Our team of experienced counsellors has a range of therapies and skills to help you talk about your concerns and help you make changes in your life. They can help you work through your issues, gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. Based close to Forster Square Station and free parking in Forster Square Shopping Centre.
This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Dementia Support Group

13 Scott Street Keighley BD212JH

Roshni Ghar is a mental health community development organisation based in Keighley. The organisations offers culturally sensitive mental health and wellbeing support to adult south Asian women and BME young women diagnosed with mental ill health; offering 1:1 emotional support, as well as group support (in-house and in community settings, including schools). Roshni Ghar offers holistic services ranging from recovery, early intervention, relapse prevention to Peer led support. The organisations also supports women with long-term health conditions and addresses contributing factors to mental ill health. Food and period poverty are also addressed with appropriate provision available to meet their needs. Self Care and well-being are key aspects of the work done at Roshni Ghar. Women with severe and complex mental ill health are also supported, both in acute and community settings, as well as at home, via home visits. Therapeutic and creative support is offered to further aid recovery and to help women build a support network for themselves.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Mind in Bradford

Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford BD1 4QU

We help people who are struggling with emotional and mental health problems across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Around 1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem at any one time. We offer telephone support, a safe space to visit in times of crisis and a pathway to recovery at our wellbeing groups. We also have recovery workers ready to listen to adults and young people who are worried about their mental health. We will be by your side as you take steps towards recovery and help you build resilience, wellbeing and a better life. We’re here for you.

This Listing was last updated: 13 October 2020

Displace Yourself Theatre


During COVID-19 all public activity has stopped, but we do still operate an information and recruitment line, to help us stay in touch for when we can begin these sessions again.

38 Darley Street, Bradford

Displace Yourself Theatre provide and facilitate free arts activities in Bradford, particularly beneficial for those who have experience of social exclusion and those who may not usually have access to the arts.

DYT are also a professional touring Theatre Company who make work which aims to promote social equality.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Bradford Interchange Train and Bus Station

Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street, Bradford

Bradford Interchange is a transport interchange in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, which consists of a railway station and combined bus and coach station adjacent. It is served by the majority of bus services in the city centre along with National Express Coaches, while the railway station, which is one of two in the city centre (along with Bradford Forster Square), is served by Northern and is also the terminus for Grand Centralservices from London King’s Cross.

Opening Times:

Monday: 6-8:15pm
Tuesday: 6-8:15pm
Wednesday: 6-8:15pm
Thursday: 6-8:15pm
Friday: 6-8:15pm
Saturday: 6-8:15pm
Sunday: 8-8:15pm
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Bradford Forster Square Train Station

Bradford Forster Square, King's Road, Forster Square, Bradford
Bradford Forster Square railway station serves Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The trains are operated by Northern Trains, on the Airedale Line to Skipton, the Wharfedale Line to Ilkley and the Leeds-Bradford Line to Leeds.

Opening Times:

Monday: 6:10-7pm
Tuesday: 6:10-7pm
Wednesday: 6:10-7pm
Thursday: 6:10-7pm
Friday: 6:10-8pm
Saturday: 6:10-7pm
Sunday: 8:45-6pm
This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

Millside Centre


The Millside Centre is slowly re-opening to continue providing ongoing practical and emotional support to service users who have been isolating and in need of physical support at the centre following all governments guidelines. Some of our services are continuing to run remotely catering for our vulnerable clients who already had multiple needs prior to this pandemic so our main priority is to still keep them connected via phone calls, WhatsApp groups in order to reduce isolation, identify needs and using our social media platforms we are sharing relevant and useful information to help our wider community to be better informed, look after themselves and seek advice & help.

The Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford BD1 2HS

The Millside Centre is a new community centre based in the heart of Bradford serving vulnerable people in our locality. The project was birthed after conducting in-depth research in the local area which identified some of the pressing needs, deprivation and gaps in services but also highlighted a demand for a new community space to help improve the lives of local people in our diverse community.

For more information email us on [email protected] or call 07914157352


Job Club with Maqsood:

We are continuing to provide employability sessions for those still wanting to access our job club from home such as CV building, help with Job search, job applications, interview techniques and goal setting as well as mentoring support. Every Monday 1pm – 3pm

Please contact Maqsood Khan on 07702254130 or email [email protected] to refer any new clients to us.


British Red Cross asylum seeker and refugee support drop-in is closed but if you have any enquiry or support, please contact 07872007819 / 07921403672

Move On Service for newly granted refugees please contact Bradford Council for appointments on 07582 109320


Our ESOL (Pre – Entry) beginner English classes in partnership with Safety First Training Centre, are running here socially distanced every Wednesday 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.


Our Millside Voices community choir has moved online due to lockdown, we are now working closely with a local care home to facilitate sing along sessions for their residents. During the Covid-19 pandemic, people living in care homes have been especially isolated and lacking creative outlets that is easy and safe to access. Online Song-Sessions for Care Homes aims to provide a valuable feeling of social interaction through the medium of music and singing. Sing with Me will be weekly, hour-long online Zoom music singalong session to be broadcast in Formations Care Home, Bradford.

Local Focal a photography project with sessions every Thursday from 12:30 – 2: 00pm. It’s aimed to teach the art and skill of photography as well as learning how to tell or capture good stories from photography.

We are tomorrow’ is the Millside youth project focusing on confidence building, exploring of dreams and a platform to speak up about issues that affect them and learn new skills. They meet every Thursday at 5pm – 6pm on zoom or social distanced in the centre or at the Park. Please get in touch with our Youth Engagement Officer Stefanie for more info: 07458305079 or [email protected]


Our refugee Welcome Café may not be open to the public during this lockdown but we have been busy cooking a two course hot meal for some of our destitute asylum seekers and refugee individuals and families, working in close partnership with InnChurches who deliver fresh fruits and veg and other food items which we use to pack additional food parcels to keep people going. City Valley Church have provided a dedicated team of volunteers to deliver hot meals and other essential items to our destitute refugee and asylum seeking families. Our volunteers are always excited to have this weekly opportunity to consistently show up, intentionally build relationship with those who are extremely and isolated during this time which is making a huge difference. If you know any asylum seekers in Bradford area needing this support, please contact us for more information. Our Welcome café will re-open during Refugee week in mid June 2021.


Families Forward, based at Millside on alternate Saturdays dedicated to helping parents and children cope with the aftermath of separation and divorce. Our expert team of social workers and experienced project workers have many years of experience in helping children maintain their relationship with the parents or relative who does not live with them. We offer a range of services to families undergoing stress or experiencing breakdown. Our main service is helping children to cope with the impact of family breakdown, caused by their parents’ separation or divorce, and we offer a range of services to enable children to have contact with a parent in a neutral and relaxed environment. For referrals or to find out more info please visit their website.

This Listing was last updated: 9 July 2021

Homelessness and Universal Credit advice and support

Devonshire Street, Keighley
This Listing was last updated: 19 February 2021

East European language services and general support

The Good Shepherd Centre, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley
  • Support for asylum seekers and refugees
  • ESOL classes
  • British way of life classes
  • Free furniture bank
  • Free clothing bank
  • Gardening and keeping
This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Survivors West Yorkshire

University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP

We offer a trauma informed counselling and support service for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adult rape.

We are based in Bradford but our service is available to anyone living in West Yorkshire.

More details are available on the Survivors West Yorkshire website.

This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

Bradford Volunteer Centre


Our offices are currently closed to the public.  We are recruiting for a variety of roles to support the community during the current crisis. To find out more or to register an interest email:  [email protected] or ring 07904953864

19-25 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, BD1 2AY

The Volunteer Centres in Bradford and Keighley work to promote volunteering and to support local voluntary and community organisations across the District.

Volunteer Centres are a good place to start looking for volunteering opportunities in the local area. We do this by supporting people to identify volunteer roles that suit their skills and experience and matching them with potential roles with Voluntary and Community Organisations and other not-for-profit groups, to support the crucial work they do in the District. If you can spare an hour a month, or more, then get in touch and see if you can volunteer your time or skills to help one of these organisations.

We also provide infrastructure support to any group that needs help to recruit volunteers, we promote good practice, support the development of quality volunteer roles and work to ensure that volunteering is inclusive and accessible to all.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10-12pm
Thursday: 1-3pm
This Listing was last updated: 13 May 2021

Together Women

Together Women, Unit 13, Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Manningham, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Together Women is a charity offering a gender-specific service to women. We have locations in Bradford and Leeds which both cater for refugees and all of our services are free of charge. Clients can be referred in or call the number to refer themselves.

We offer:

  • legal advice in immigration law and family law
  • food vouchers
  • pay as you feel market (full week’s worth of shopping for minimum donation of £1)
  • Freedom (domestic abuse recovery group)
  • counselling
  • confidence and self-esteem group
  • Peace of Mind (IAPTs)
  • Job Centre Plus sessions
  • anger management
  • SMART Recovery addictions group
  • VIBE (young women 12 to 19 years)
  • Arts and crafts social groups
  • English for speakers of other languages

Opening Times:

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

Hope for Justice

Bradford, UK

Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery. As a non-governmental organisation (NGO) we gather intelligence and assist in the process of removing victims from exploitation within the UK.

Human trafficking is not someone else’s problem, it’s happening in our communities, in our neighbourhoods, in our country. Hope for Justice was created to be the practical solution to human trafficking with four areas of operation:

  • investigate and rescue
  • assist aftercare
  • perpetrator accountability
  • campaign
This Listing was last updated: 19 February 2021

Horton Housing


Click here for service updates during lockdown.

Horton Housing Association Chartford House, 54 Little Horton Lane Bradford, BD5 0BS

Services in Bradford:

Bradford Homeless Partnership
Temporary and emergency accommodation for people in the Bradford District who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Bradford Respite and Integrated Care and Support Service (BRICSS)
A home from hospital service for people who are homeless or inadequately housed.

Community Support Agency
Support at home for people experiencing mental health problems

Connecting Opportunities
Working with new migrants to develop skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community

Co-ordinated Advice Support Tenancy Ready Service (CASTRS)
A drop-in service to help with applying for benefits, form-filling, searching for jobs and training.

Group Living Services
Accommodation for young people and care leavers, including unaccompanied asylum seekers, aged between 16 and 18 years old.

Intensive Housing Management (Bradford)
Accommodation in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley for people who have support needs and may find it difficult to access mainstream housing.

New Communities
A partnership approach to provide housing, healthcare and wrap-around support to help refugees settle into their new life in the UK.

Supported accommodation and support at home for high risk male offenders and ex-offenders aged 16 and over who have a high degree of housing need and are at risk of re-offending.

STAY at Home (Bradford)
Housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford.

STAY at Home (Keighley)
Housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Keighley.

STAY in Boldshay / Assisi
Accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley.

STAY in Grattan
Accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley.

STAY in Millhaven
Accommodation and housing-related support for people with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Bradford and Shipley. Our hostel in Bradford is for women only.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Equity LGBT Partnership

The Equity Partnership Equity Centre 1 Longlands Street Bradford BD1 2TP

A safe, friendly, accessible community space close to Bradford City Centre, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

We work to influence the policies and practices of agencies and organisations to ensure equality for all LGBT people.

We have :

  • groups for younger and older people, women-only groups, men-only groups, BME groups and Trans groups
  • short term programmes and activities
  • a weekly group offering peer support for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers
  • a Hate Crime Reporting Centre
  • sessions for health and wellbeing
  • monthly newsletters sent out to all members
  • training
  • consultancy
  • centre/room hire
This Listing was last updated: 19 February 2021

Centre Resolution Conflicts

CRC is a community-led peace and conflict resolution training centre. It is based in Bradford to serve all communities of Bradford District, mainly the Refugee Communities, but also, through the Internet, all communities’ victims of conflict around the world.

This Listing was last updated: 19 February 2021

City of Sanctuary Bradford


Bradford City of Sanctuary COVID Response

4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX

City of Sanctuary is a national movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Its goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the UK which are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the life of their communities. A ‘City of Sanctuary’ is a place where a broad range of local organisations, community groups and faith communities, as well as local government, are publicly committed to welcoming and including people seeking sanctuary.

In Bradford our Schools of Sanctuary project works with local schools to ensure that they are best able to support asylum seeker and refugee pupils and raise understanding and awareness among pupils, staff and their wider networks. We also run regular events, engage with the Council and its partners to improve services for those seeking sanctuary, and work with local media to get accurate and positive coverage of asylum issues.

Schools Project: [email protected], Telephone: 07737 596808

This Listing was last updated: 12 May 2021

Counselling & Therapy : specialist sexual violence service

19 Sunbridge Rd, Bradford BD1 2AY

During the Corona virus pandemic we are continuing to provide telephone and on-line support. (We have had to stop face to face work at our Centre, just for now.)

We offer free, one-to-one counselling for women and girls who live in the Bradford area. You can self-refer to our counselling service or be referred by other organisations and agencies, such as your GP or support worker. Counselling can give you some time and space where you can think, reflect and talk things through.

It takes a lot of courage to come for counselling and it’s not always easy to talk about your thoughts and feelings. You don’t have to talk about anything that you are not ready to talk about. Your counsellor will not judge you or tell you what to do. She will help you to try to make sense of what has happened to you and to recognise what you need to move forward.

We have a counselling service by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) counsellors for BAME women and young women. Jyoti counsellors speak Punjabi, Urdu and Mir Puri. We always use interpreters when needed so you can use the service, whatever language you speak.

This Listing was last updated: 3 March 2021

Mind – Creative Writing


Sadly, we cannot offer our full wellbeing service during the coronavirus outbreak because of public health restrictions. Wellbeing groups are temporarily cancelled but we are working on new ways of delivering extra support to our clients. Telephone support is available through Guide-Line on 01274 594594.

Kenburgh House 28 Manor Row, Bradford BD1 4QU

Join this friendly peer-led group and explore your inner world, increase self-awareness and discover solutions to the challenges you face, using the power of language. Open to all who have registered with Mind in Bradford’s wellbeing service.

Download Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Online Booklet. Mind’s guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder, known as SAD.

This Listing was last updated: 3 March 2021

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

VoiceAbility Bradford 16 Listerhills Science Park Bradford BD7 1HR

We support people in Bradford to have their say about the things that matter to them. Our team will support you to be heard, to understand your rights, choices and options, and to make your own decisions. This service provides IMHA for people who need support with their rights under the mental health act. Please contact us for more details.

This Listing was last updated: 3 March 2021

Homeless and New Arrivals Health Team

Bevan House, Level 3, 16 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS

We are an NHS primary care multi-disciplinary team which includes Mental Health Practitioners, Nurses, a Psychological Therapist and Support Worker. We are an outreach team offering a range of support and services to those in need, including:

  • mental health support
  • signposting
  • TB education and awareness
  • Latent TB testing
  • Household assessments
  • Psychological therapy
  • Linking in with other services
  • Advocacy

We see those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or living in unsecure tenure and are experiencing mental health difficulties, and asylum seekers in need of signposting and/or experiencing mental health difficulties.

We accept self-referrals, referrals from voluntary organisations and referrals from GP practices.

This Listing was last updated: 3 March 2021

Sharing Voices

10 Mornington Villas, Bradford BD8 7HB

Sharing Voices Bradford is a community development mental health organisation and primarily works within the inner city areas of Bradford, comprising over 50% of Black Minority Ethnic Communities

Sharing Voices promotes self-help and mutual support, through community development. Groups are a large part of helping members to develop collective action.

Participation in activities of their own choice including fitness, music and faith groups as well as activities around art and which are gender specific.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021
Our Project

Our Project

28 Chapel Street, Bradford BD1 5DN

The OUR project is a quality community service for people living with, or affected by HIV or AIDS. This includes 1-2-1 support, support groups and courses, for people in the Bradford and Airedale district.

Advice and Support: We offer advice, information and support on HIV testing and pre-testing support.

HIV Positive: Community project working with people infected and affected by HIV including counselling, advice and support. We offer one to one and group support.

Support and Social Groups: We have a drop in session once a week from 3pm to 6pm. (Check by phone or email for up-to-date arrangements during Covid.)

Courses: We offer training on transmission, treatment and living positively with HIV.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service (BRC&SASS)


This is a difficult time. We’re very aware that the situation with the Coronavirus is causing anxiety and concern, and we understand the impact this can have on survivors. Rape Crisis England and Wales have a webpage about the Coronovirus and support for survivors.

You need to know that we’re still running our helpline, and we’re here to listen and provide support 01274 308 270.

BCVS, 19-25 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, BD1 2AY

Bradford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Survivors Service

Supporting women and girls who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.

We are still able to offer a range of support:

  • This website has a section linking to on-line services
  • Here are some useful self-help resources
  • We are continuing to provide support to our existing service users
  • We welcome both new and existing callers to our helpline

Please contact us for support. You are not alone.

This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Free2Bme LGBT Group

11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH

Free2Bme LGBT Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at BCB Radio, 11 Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH.

We also have a long established community hub page, Free2Bme LGBT community on Facebook, where we have a flourishing LGBT Asylum and Immigration group.

This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

Equity Rainbow Bradford

The Equity Centre, Bradford, BD1 2TP

Equity Rainbow Bradford is a peer support group for LGBT refugees, asylum seekers and all migrants. You can meet new friends and support each other, while going through the same experiences. The group meets weekly.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 11-1pm
This Listing was last updated: 19 February 2021

Bradford Friendship Choir

Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4TY

About us

Bradford Friendship Choir is a joyful singing sanctuary in Bradford, open to everyone.

We focus on welcoming and supporting refugees and people seeking asylum, and on celebrating our diversity through the power of song.

Bfc Update:

Due to the current lockdown our choir sessions are now online in the following ways.

1. BFC Online Sessions (youtube) click here to find out more

2. BFC Zoom sessions: Tuesdays 6-7pm- email to find out more

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Park Lane Medical Centre English conversation class

Park Lane Medical Centre, Park Road, Bradford, BD5 0SG

When is it?

Wednesdays from 1pm to 2.30pm

Opening Times:

Wednesday: 1-2:30pm
This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Hope House, 16 Wood Street, Bradford BD8 8HY

Lunch is available on Fridays from midday to 1pm, for anyone who has been to a class at Hope House during the week (in normal non-Covid times).

CAP job club, with help from trained volunteers, in a relaxed environment, with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools needed to find work. Mondays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. (Contact Corinne on 07709 683650)

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:30-12:30-pm
This Listing was last updated: 8 February 2021

BEACON – CHAT English Conversation Class


During Covid, the group is meeting online most Wednesdays 10:30-12:00. Contact Alice at [email protected]. She will send you the Zoom link and also a weekly newsletter of English activities.

Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX (opposite Bradford College Trinity Green)

This is a friendly English Conversation group that meets every week.

All new migrants welcome.

You can relax, have a coffee, make friends, practise and improve your spoken English. And you can learn more about the English way of life. There is a lot of fun too – and sometimes there are trips out together. Because there are plenty of English volunteers, you can chat 1 to 1, or in small groups with an English speaker and other students at the same level as you. It really helps.

Usually, the group meets in the Touchstone building  – Weds 10:00-12:00.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Bevan Wellbeing Centre

Bevan Wellbeing Centre, Dale Street, Bradford BD1 4HT

Bevan Wellbeing Centre provides a wide range of non-medical services for patients to improve their health and well-being, and to lead more fulfilled lives.

Covid Update – some services are online or by phone, just for now.

There is a Social Prescribing Service, for people who feel they need some extra support to improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

There is also Bumps and Babies for refugee and asylum seeker women who are pregnant or have children under 2 years.  A great place for friendship and support.

Other activities include :

  • The Craft Room
  • Health Trainers
  • Advice Drop In
  • Homework Club
  • Men’s Woodwork
  • ESOL Pre-entry level
  • Living Well Group
  • Toast, tea and chat
  • Cannabis Spice and Legal Highs Group
This Listing was last updated: 5 March 2021

Anchor Project

St Clements Church, Barkerend Road, Bradford BD3 9DF

Free conversational English practice with English speakers, from 1pm to 2.30pm every Thursday during term time at the St Clements Church, Barkerend Road, BD3 9DF.

Our English club has been running successfully since March 2010, seeing many people improving their English, and some even speaking English for the first time! All welcome.

Everyday English Club – Every Thursday during term time, 1pm to 2.30pm. Open to all levels, everyone welcome – a free English conversation club with English speakers. Parents with pre-school children welcome

English My Way – Every Friday 10am to midday. Aimed at pre-entry level learners, women only, free. A fresh approach to learning ESOL (English as a Second Language). Women with pre-school children welcome.

This Listing was last updated: 8 March 2021

UK Immigration Advisors

4 Mornington Villas, Manningham, Bradford, BD8 7HB

Opening times

  • Drop-in: Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm
  • other times by appointment

Opening Times:

Monday: 11-1pm
Tuesday: 11-1pm
This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

McKenzie Friends (Beacon)

Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX

Are you appealing against your asylum decision, or wanting to re-engage with the asylum system ?  And do you not have access to legal representation ?

McKenzie Friends are trained volunteers who can give you moral support and informed help.

This Listing was last updated: 5 February 2021

IBSA Legal Ltd

IBSA Legal Ltd, Suite 8, Belmont Business Centre, 7 Burnett Street, Bradford, BD1 5BJ

Office hours

Monday to Friday: 9.15am to 5.30pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:15-5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:15-5:30pm
Wednesday: 9:15-5:30pm
Thursday: 9:15-5:30pm
Friday: 9:15-5:30pm
This Listing was last updated: 5 February 2021

Citizens Advice


Phone support only, during Covid-19.

31 Manor Row, Bradford, BD1 4PS

Citizens Advice Bradford & Airedale and Bradford Law Centre gives free advice to people in the Bradford District (including Shipley and Keighley) on many big issues that affect people’s lives.  They also campaign on important social policy issues, and they influence law policy and practice.  They aim to combat social exclusion.

You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems  You may be facing a crisis, or you may be just thinking about what your options are.  General advice can be given.  You can also get some free legal advice on these areas of law :

  • asylum
  • debt
  • employment
  • welfare benefits
  • immigration

Specialist legal advice on housing issues 01274 758 030

Opening Times:

Monday: 9-5pm
Tuesday: 9-5pm
Wednesday: 9-5pm
Thursday: 9-5pm
Friday: 9-5pm
This Listing was last updated: 29 March 2021


Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH

Free clothing and things for the house for asylum seekers and refugees in Bradford.

We are still offering clothing, footwear and things for the house to asylum seekers and refugees in Bradford, but we have had to make adjustments due to lockdown.

Do you need something ?

Please send a message (WhatsApp / Signal / SMS) to ask for what you need. We will bring you as much as we can of the things you ask for.

Would you like to offer something ?

We are still collecting/accepting donations.  Please contact us in advance to check if we have space/requests for what you want to offer. Please phone / WhatsApp / Signal / SMS.

This Listing was last updated: 18 May 2021

Gianna Baby Bank ‘Plus’


We are continuing to offer baby stock to families & professionals during this time. Our premises @ Carlisle Business Centre are currently closed, due to the pandemic. We can be contacted via Facebook ( Gianna Baby Bank Plus ) or by phoning 07870 274482.

Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer home visits.  However, with prior arrangements, we have been offering door step deliveries to families. With prior arrangements we can meet with professionals at the unit if they need anything picking up.

Unit 2, Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

The Gianna Baby Bank ‘Plus’ is run by Catholic Care.

We can offer baby equipment such as baby clothes, nappies, toiletries, prams, and Moses baskets to pregnant mums and their new-born babies.

Our experienced and friendly team are also available to carry out home visits and offer emotional support to some of our families. We aim to support the family until the baby reaches their first birthday.

After Covid, when is the store open?

Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm, term time only

Open on other days with prior notice.

Opening Times:

Monday: 10-3pm
Tuesday: 10-3pm
Wednesday: 10-3pm
Thursday: 10-3pm
Friday: 10-3pm
This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Better Start Imagination Library

Bradford, UK

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free book giving scheme.  Each month until a child is four, a new book is delivered through the post. For parents / carers of all children born after 1 January 2016, living in the Better Start area. Please click the website below and search your post code for the nearest Library.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Talking Together

Bradford, UK

Talking Together is for parents of two to three year olds who have mild to moderate difficulties in speaking. It aims to give families the skills to improve their child’s communication, to develop an understanding of the importance of play in developing communication, and to give parents the skills and confidence to be actively involved in their child’s play and learning.

There are one-to-one sessions, lasting for one hour, for six weeks, in the child’s home. The sessions can be in English, Urdu or Punjabi. Please call the Number below for more details.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

HENRY (Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young)


Please visit or our facebook page for updated information on our offer for families during Covid-19

Bradford BD4, UK

HENRY offer a free eight week group programme for parents and carers of babies and young children to support the whole family to develop a healthy lifestyle.

Group programmes are held in Children’s Centres across the Bradford district. One to one support and starting solids information is also available in some areas.

This Listing was last updated: 17 February 2021

Perinatal Support Service

Canterbury Advice Centre, 1–3 Ringwood Road, Canterbury Estate, Bradford BD5 9LB

Emotional support for parents suffering low to moderate levels of perinatal mental illness, for up to a year after the birth. The support is delivered by Family Action peer support volunteers, mostly in parents’ homes.

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Better Start Bradford


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the vast majority of our face-to-face support and activities are cancelled until further notice.

Please visit this dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) page to see our full statement and contact details for all projects during this time.

Shipley College, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley

Better Start Bradford runs several projects for families with young children and is keen to encourage participation by asylum seeker and refugee families. If you would like to know more or would like to talk about a particular project, please contact Sally Teasdale at [email protected] or on 07494 558337

Most of the projects run only in the Better Start areas – broadly Little Horton, Bowling and Barkerend and Bradford Moor – but some are available throughout the Bradford area. To find out whether a particular address is in a Better Start area use the Better Start Bradford postcode checker. All sessions and classes are free.

Free ESOL+ classes for pregnant women

These classes are for pregnant women who would otherwise need an interpreter for antenatal appointments and during the birth of their child.

The classes are for two hours, once a week for five weeks.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Baby Basics


COVID – Baby Basics Bradford are still open for referrals and donations.

St Barnabas' Church, Heaton Ashwell Rd Heaton Bradford BD9 4AU

Baby Basics provides a Moses basket packed with toiletries, nappies, blankets, towels and baby clothes. It is available to vulnerable families including teenage mothers, asylum seekers and women fleeing domestic violence or trafficking. There is more information on the Baby Basics website.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Connecting Opportunities

Migration Yorkshire, Enterprise House, 12 St Paul's Street, Leeds LS1 2LE

Connecting Opportunities is still running and is open to new referrals during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. All services for participants are being offered remotely. Existing participants should speak to their Keyworker to discuss specific arrangements.

We work with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community, in West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire. Connecting Opportunities [CO] helps with:

  • developing the skills needed to gain employment in the UK
  • improving English
  • feeling part of the community
  • increasing confidence and well-being
This Listing was last updated: 19 February 2021

DISC Nightshelter

Discovery House, 133 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 9AU

Support for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

DISC’s Bradford No Second Night Out scheme supports anyone who’s:

  • Homeless or at risk of becoming Homeless, and
  • Over the age of 18.

Discovery House provides short term emergency accommodation in circumstances where an immediate housing solution cannot be provided. We provide:

  • 8 rooms for clients who have slept rough for less than six months, 2 rooms for ‘entrenched’ rough sleepers
  • 7 beds for clients with no recourse to public funds (2 beds dedicated for females)
  • An additional 10 ‘sit-up’ spaces during cold weather
  • 24/7 staffed, supported accommodation, every night of the year.

We are committed to ensuring accessibility to our service and can receive referrals by phone, fax, online, in person or through the national ‘Streetlink’ service.

The service responds to referrals within 24 hours and ensures a rapid response to the support needs of the individual.

Humankind works together with other local providers and Bradford City Council to deliver this service.

Online Form

This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

My Bright Kite

city square, leeds

My Bright Kite is a grassroots organisation offering youth projects in partnership with schools and community groups, to support the wellbeing and inclusion of young refugees in Leeds and Bradford.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
This Listing was last updated: 18 September 2020

Refugee Action


During Covid-19 our offices are closed. We are delivering all of our services remotely where possible. Please see below for our contact details to access our services.

40A Piccadilly Bradford BD1 3NN

We have 2 services delivering in Bradford: Advice & Wellbeing Project and our Children & Families Project

Our vision: Refugee and asylum seekers will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.

Advice and Wellbeing Project

The Advice and Wellbeing project provides advice and information. We work with Solace who offer counselling sessions and a weekly wellbeing group.

Refugee Action provides advice and information including OISC registered immigration legal advice. Our service is open to asylum seekers, asylum seekers who are appeal rights exhausted and refugees.

We do immigration applications for further leave and settlement for asylum seekers who are appeal rights exhausted, fresh claims and DDV concessions.

We can also signpost and refer you to other services in Bradford.

Solace provides counselling on 1 – 2 days each week to clients who have sustained psychological or other trauma. These services are provided via phone and video calling.

Solace run a weekly wellbeing group focusing on stress management techniques. This is delivered via zoom.

If you would like to access this service for either Refugee Action or Solace support please call 07703 608 969. Please leave a message, tell us your name, support need and any language requested for an interpreter.

Or e-mail [email protected]

We aim to contact you within 1 week.

Children and Families Project

The Children and Families project offers one to one support for families seeking asylum and newly arrived refugees in Bradford.

We offer support and advice on housing, education, asylum support and accessing legal and immigration advice. We also provide information about life and culture in the UK.

We have weekly social groups and offer trips out during the school holidays (COVID permitting) face to face or with restrictions online. Please contact us for further information.

If you want to access this service please contact 07778 919632 or 07775851614 or email [email protected]

Contact Details

Advice and Wellbeing Project – 07703608969 or [email protected]

Children & Families Project – 07778 919632 or 07775851614 or email [email protected]


Opening Times:

Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
This Listing was last updated: 11 May 2021

British Red Cross – Bradford


During Covid-19, the Red Cross Drop-In is closed.  But you can still get in touch if you have an enquiry, or if you need support. See contact details below.

Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford BD1 2HS

Destitution Drop-in is a welcoming and safe space for asylum seekers to get advice, use computers and meet others. Normally the Drop-In is open every Tuesday at the Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS from 10:00 – 14:00.

For urgent help outside working hours, call the Migrant Help free asylum helpline: 0808 8010 503.

British Red Cross assists asylum seekers and refugees to find a route out of destitution by:

  • providing short-term emergency provisions in the form of food vouchers, food parcels, toiletries and clothing.
  • reading through client’s paperwork and suggesting a course of action
  • referring/ signposting to solicitors and volunteer organisations that help people with asylum applications (and family reunion and welfare advice)
  • referring/ signposting to asylum support organisations (Refugee Action, Asylum Help)
  • referring clients to emergency accommodation providers (Hope Housing, Nightstop, LASSN Shortstop, Inn Churches)
  • referring/ signposting to Healthcare providers (GPs and dentists) and Mental Health Services and volunteer organisations promoting mental well-being (Bradford CMHT, Solace)
  • referring to orientation and befriending organisations (eg HALE, Refugee Action)
  • referring to specialist organisations who provide support for refugees and asylum seekers (Bradford Women’s Aid, Bradford Rape Crisis)
  • providing advice on volunteering opportunities with the Red Cross and signpost to Bradford Volunteering Centre
  • advising on English Classes and other Educational courses in Bradford (Bradford College, BIASAN, Refugee Action, Landmark Centre)
  • giving information about and referrals to other Red Cross Services such as International Family Tracing and Family Reunion Travel Assistance

Trained volunteers help:

  • filling in forms and providing information about housing, benefits, and asylum
  • making phone calls
  • finding a doctor, dentist or solicitor
  • providing information about jobs and courses
  • using libraries, museums, etc
  • using public transport
  • issuing food parcels and sleeping bags to asylum seekers and refugees who are destitute

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10:00-14:00
This Listing was last updated: 10 September 2021

Bradford Nightstop


Bradford Nightstop has paused its service during the Coronavirus crisis, but hopes to be up and running again soon. The email address continues to be monitored.

Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Bradford Nightstop provides free emergency accommodation for young homeless people aged 16-25 in the homes of trained volunteers or in a room at a local hostel. Our accommodation is for one night at a time. Young People are provided with an evening meal and the chance of a bath or a shower.

We are currently looking for volunteers: click here for details

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021

Hope Housing

Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS
Hope Housing is a homeless charity, with the aim of eradicating rough sleeping and homelessness in Bradford. They have supported accommodation in shared houses and single flats.  They also have destitute bed spaces for those who have no recourse to public funds, including people whose asylum claim has failed, and people from Eastern Europe. They provide specialist support for Central and Eastern European migrants who are homeless.  They run a drop-in session once a week, to support people in their application for Settled Status (EUSS).
Please see our referral page for more details.
Hope Housing are looking for volunteers.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:30
Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday: 14:00- 16:00
Sunday: 14:00- 16:00
This Listing was last updated: 24 November 2020

Abigail Housing – Bradford


Both the Refugee Housing Project and Destitution Project are still operating, with project staff working from home.

c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford BD7 1QX

Destitution Project: housing in Bradford for asylum seekers made homeless by negative asylum decisions. Contact: 07908 364112; [email protected]

Refugee Housing Project: Temporary accommodation, currently only in Leeds, for those with leave to remain whose Home Office support has just ended, and then help in finding suitable longer-term accommodation. Contact: 07743 189314; [email protected]

Volunteering Project: St Clair Brown; [email protected]

We are not recruiting any more volunteers at present.

This Listing was last updated: 13 May 2021



During Coronavirus restrictions, BIASAN continues to provide practical and emotional support for refugees and asylum seekers. This is mostly online at the moment.

Bradford Deaf Centre, 25 Hallfield Road, Bradford BD1 3RP

Bradford Immigration and Asylum Support and Advice Network 

Support includes :

  • the BIASAN Facebook site
  • online English lessons (see details below)
  • women’s and men’s WhatsApp group
  • women’s and men’s Zoom gym groups
  • food planting WhatsApp group
  • creative activities
  • the BIASAN store for donated items
  • weekly phone check-ins
  • support in asylum accommodation, where people are living together in a big group
  • legal case advice
  • food parcels and phone top-ups for the most in need

It is hoped that activities at Bradford’s Deaf Centre (25 Hallfield Road BD1 3RP) can start again, when Covid restrictions come to an end.

BIASAN English lessons

During Covid-19 BIASAN offers English lessons in online ZOOM classes for asylum seekers and refugees. A team of 8 volunteer teachers runs classes twice or three times a week for lively English conversation in groups of about 6 students.

Students can use their phone or laptop for the lessons but they must get ZOOM on them. Help is available. Contact Richard Hargreaves  [email protected]  or Robert Wakefield  [email protected]  07591 379436 to ask for lessons or for more information.

If you tell us your name, your phone number, your email address (if you have one) and the country you come from we can help you get to the lessons. To get Zoom go to: and sign in.

This Listing was last updated: 18 May 2021



Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the BEACON office is closed. Staff and volunteers are working remotely whenever possible. Please email [email protected] or call 07419 990578 for further information on service provision at this time.

c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX

BEACON seeks to address the varied needs of asylum seekers who find themselves in the Bradford district. It is an ecumenical Christian response to the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger; it works with other faith groups and secular agencies to offer care and support to asylum seekers. It aims to encourage and enable the contributions of asylum seekers to the wider community.

BEACON’s current projects are:

  • McKenzie Friends are trained volunteers who provide moral support and informed help for those without access to legal representation, appealing against asylum decisions at Phoenix House Immigration and Asylum tribunal hearing centre, or wishing to make a fresh claim. 07531 576330 [email protected]
  • CHAT Phoenix House Volunteers offer a warm welcome, simple refreshments and signposting to asylum seekers waiting for their appeals to start at Phoenix House.
    07506 211756 [email protected]
  • CHAT English Club Asylum seekers and other non-English speakers can practise their conversational English in a friendly environment. Open to all abilities. Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00 noon at Touchstone (see address below) 07754 228569 [email protected]
  • BEACON Hosting Project provides short and medium accommodation for destitute asylum seekers within the homes of volunteer hosts. [email protected]; 07505 053149

07419 990578

Please contact us by phone or email, visits by appointment only.

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10am-4.30pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday: 10am-4.30pm
Friday: 10am-4.30pm
This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021
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