Healthy Living

If you move to a new place, especially a new country, it can be difficult to stay fit and healthy. You change your daily routine, the type of food you eat and how much etc.

Eating healthy food and getting regular exercise is important.

It is the best way to stay healthy and avoid becoming overweight.

It can also help prevent many diseases such as stroke, cancer and diabetes.

There are lots of groups and services to help you live a healthier lifestyle, even if you are busy with work, family and study. Many of them are free or low-cost.

Find out more free things to do in Bradford.

Getting to See a Doctor

It’s a GP Practice Thing – Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership.

Vaccines and Immunisation

Information for anyone who has moved to the UK. It explains the vaccines that at risk people with health conditions, pregnant women, infants, children and older adults need and the diseases this will help protect them from.
Immunisation information for migrants –

Warm Spaces

If you are cold there are places you can go to keep warm all across Bradford. Warm Spaces

Help With Food

There are also ways you can get food if you need something to eat. Food Resources – Cost of Living Bradford

Getting Support

Whatever challenges you’re facing, our Wellbeing Hubs won’t let you face them alone. Their staff of trained professionals provide a person-centred support plan for your journey to a happier and healthier life. From Keighley to Tong, the six independent hubs provide rapid access to free specialist advice and support.

Bradford Wellbeing Network

Family Support

Family Hubs are designed to bring lots of services together, to work with families from conception, through childhood into young people. Family hubs aim to make a positive difference for families by offering a wide range of services close to where you live.

Family Hubs | Bradford Council

Healthy eating and physical exercise

BEEP (Bradford Encouraging Exercise in People) exercise referral service provides advice and support to help you increase your physical activity levels in a safe and effective way. Your GP or any other health professional can refer you into this programme if you have a qualifying medical condition. To find out more see the Living Well website, or call the team on 01274 435388.

You can go walking, running or cycling in parks in Bradford for free. There are some big parks and many smaller parks in Bradford.

There are also 14 leisure centres in Bradford run by Bradford Council. They offer sports, swimming and exercise classes. You have to pay for activities but the prices are not as expensive as a gym. You can also download an app to find your local Leisure Centre.

There are lots of community centres and organisations in Bradford that run groups and activities where you can learn to cook healthy food or join in exercise in your local area.

Some of the activities are free (especially if you are receiving welfare benefits) or you may be required to pay a small charge. The activities on offer often change, so the best way to find up to date information is to check their websites or contact them directly. Find free things to do. Also look at Groups and Activities.

Active Travel Hubs

Community hubs offering all sorts of services to encourage cycling and walking, such as cycle training, bike hire, maintenance, information on routes, led rides. There are a great source of information for cyclists of all abilities and ages.

The following Active Travel Hubs are located in the Bradford District:

Stop Smoking

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health. You can get free NHS support and prescription medication to help you do this. Living Well can help with this.

Support to Quit – Living Well (

Help with drugs and alcohol problems

If you or someone you know has problems with drugs and alcohol, you can access free treatment through New Vision, a charity which can provide support in different areas across the Bradford district.

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