Caring for Your Family

Are you caring for a family member – of any age?

Here, you can find out about services in Bradford that can support you, for example:

  • support if you are having a baby
  • support with routine childcare e.g. to look after your child while you are working
  • more specialist support for children with a disability, or medical needs
  • support for adults who have a disability or medical needs
  • support for elderly adults      

Recent Family Care Articles

Family Care Services

Bradford Foundation Trust

203 Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AD

The Bradford Foundation Trust is an organisation inspired by the Islamic tradition, uniting people of all faiths and none, to bring life to a wider and more diverse community spirit. The Prophet Muhammad, Upon Whom Be Peace, said : “The best companion in the sight of God is the one who is best to his companion, and the best neighbour in the sight of God is the one who is the best to his neighbour.”

Bradford Foundation Trust’s community work is with vulnerable people, for example refugees and asylum seekers, women fleeing violence, and families struggling to live. Through active fund-raising they finance and run several initiatives :

  • food for hungry families – Food Box Campaign
  • cash for needy families – Crisis Cash Campaign
  • support for vulnerable people
  • community access to partners (eg housing, advice, health)

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

NHS Carers Hub

Horton Park Centre, 99 Horton Park Ave, Bradford BD7 3EG

This NHS service is to support people who are giving unpaid support to a family member, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Please note that our carer hub at Horton Park Medical Centre is now open for a drop in session every Monday, between 10am and 2pm.  The previous hub session at Lynfield Mount Hospital and Dyneley House, Skipton, are not currently running.

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

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

Bradford SEND Information Advice and Support Service

Barnardos, Unit 40-42 Campus Road Listerhills Science Park BRADFORD West Yorkshire BD7 1HR

Bradford SENDIASS is a service for parents and carers of children and young people (0 – 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They offer information and advice mainly about educational issues. They can also advise and signpost on health and social care issues in relation to educational provision and SEND.

This Listing was last updated: 22 March 2023

Age UK

75 Wrose Road Wrose, Shipley Bradford BD18 1HX

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:

Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 3.00pm

Friday 9.30am – 1.00pm

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: 23 March 2023

Gianna Baby Bank ‘Plus’

Bradford, UK

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.

Opening Times:

Monday: 10-3pm
Tuesday: 10-3pm
Wednesday: 10-3pm
Thursday: 10-3pm
Friday: 10-3pm
This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Better Start Bradford

Mayfield Centre Broadway Avenue Bradford, BD5 9NP

We know the earliest years are critical to a child’s future and want children across the Better Start Bradford area and beyond to have the best possible start in life, in terms of their health, well-being and life chances.

We’re finding out what works so we can share it to promote wider change. To do this we’ve set up over 15 individual projects – plus other complementary strands of work – focusing on health, social and emotional development and communication, and we are evaluating their impact.

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.

This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Baby Basics

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: 13 April 2023
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