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
- Finding ChildcareThere are many different types of childcare in Bradford. A person or organisation that offers a childcare service is called a ‘provider’. At the end of this section, there is… Read more: Finding Childcare
- Help with Childcare CostsChildcare is expensive. You can get an idea of the average costs of different types of childcare. Free childcare If you have children under 4, you can get some free… Read more: Help with Childcare Costs
- Caring for a Baby or Young ChildThis section includes : how to register a birth how to register a new baby with your GP Health Visitors support groups and free things for new babies parenting mental… Read more: Caring for a Baby or Young Child
- Getting Help from SchoolAll schools in Bradford have staff who support the pupils to be healthy, happy and safe. This means that if your child is having problems, either in school or at… Read more: Getting Help from School
- Children’s Social ServicesSocial Services is a team of professionals in Bradford Council. They work to keep children and families safe, happy and healthy. The team works with different services e.g. housing and health,… Read more: Children’s Social Services
- Children with Learning and Physical DisabilitiesThis section is for you, if your child has a significant learning difficulty, compared to other children of the same age. Or if they have a long-term illness or health… Read more: Children with Learning and Physical Disabilities
- Caring for an AdultAdult Social Services If you or someone in your family is aged over 18 and needs extra support to live independently, they may be able to get support from Adult… Read more: Caring for an Adult
- Support for CarersBeing a carer means you are regularly caring, without being paid, for someone who has an illness, health condition or disability. This person could not manage without your help. They could… Read more: Support for Carers
Family Care Services
Bradford Foundation Trust
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)
NHS Carers Hub
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.
The Alzheimer’s Society offers services to people with dementia, carers, relatives and friends and communities across West Yorkshire. It also campaigns for change and funds research to find a cure for dementia.
Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale
PFBA works to support parents and carers of disabled / SEN children and young people in the Bradford and Airedale area.
Bradford SEND Information Advice and Support Service
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.
Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Age UK Bradford District can help you with information and advice about :
- 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.
Gianna Baby Bank ‘Plus’
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.
Better Start Bradford
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.
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.