Living in your Neighbourhood

Find out how to get the best experience of living in your area. You need to know about:

  • the rules that everyone in the community should follow
  • activities to enjoy
  • facilities to use
  • good places to go
  • how to take part in your new community

Feel part of life in Bradford. Get involved!

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Neighbourhood Services

Khalsa Gym

Notice:

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

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

Bradford4Better

Bradford4Better is the city’s fastest growing community action group. They say : “Let’s stop waiting for someone else to come and solve the problems in the city – let’s do it ourselves !”

Current projects
  • Making Bradford Tidy
  • Making Roads Safer
  • Ban the Bang
  • Making Bradford Drug Free
  • B4B Community Gardens

They also have a great network of support agencies. Just click on ‘Need Help?’

To find out more and get involved, you can follow the group on social media, or just send an email .

This Listing was last updated: 14 December 2020

Fountains Church

Notice:

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

Ping Pong Parlour

Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Bradford BD1 1TQ

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: 13 October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEAP

Notice:

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

Lister Park Walking Group

Notice:

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

Displace Yourself Theatre

Notice:

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

Millside Centre

Notice:

Although Millside Centre is closed due to Coronavirus, we are continuing to provide ongoing practical and emotional support to service users who are isolating and in need of support. We work with very vulnerable clients who already had multiple needs prior to this pandemic so our main priority is to 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

Monday:

Stay and Play @ Home

Our amazing volunteer Joy has been sharing some lovely stories of courage and strength with our Stay and Play families and their toddlers from home every Monday morning to help them feel a part of the Millside family. Some of these will be uploaded on our YouTube channel for others to access in the future.

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.

Andy’s Man Cub

Andy’s Man Club, a supportive talking group for men have moved their clubs online during this period. If you know of any men over 18 who may be struggling with their mental health and would like to give it a go, please email [email protected]
Tuesday:
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

Wednesday:

With the help of Fuzzy Jones our singing facilitator, we are bringing you Millside Voices online sessions every Wednesday as a perfect mid-week singalong to lift your spirits and bring joy to your hearts. Why not invite your whole family to join in?

Thursday:

Hope Housing are continuing to people needing help with their EU Settled Status applications over the phone and are also still assessing new homeless people. Please 01274 900764 for more info or email.

Friday:

We know people are missing our new Welcome café so have committed to sharing some simple and affordable recipes inspired by the cafe for services users and members of the public to try at home. Follow our Millside YouTube channel for more updates.

Bradford Community Kitchen who usually feed the homeless on Sundays at Millside are now distributing food packs for elderly people who are in isolation across Bradford every Mon – Friday from 10am – 8pm. If you know anyone who may benefit from this service please contact Abdul and BCK team on 07888693196

This Listing was last updated: 16 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

Bradford Volunteer Centre

Notice:

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: 16 February 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

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

Mind – Creative Writing

Notice:

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

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

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

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

Citizens Advice

Notice:

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

BIASAN Store

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: 17 February 2021

Bradford Salvation Army Day Shelter

371 Leeds Road Bradford BD3 9NG

Showers, laundry, hot drinks + snacks, storage of small items, phone, internet, TV and books

For Day Shelter enquiries please contact 01274 397217

Opening Times:

Monday: 08:30 – 17:00
Tuesday: 08:30 – 17:00
Wednesday: 08:30 – 17:00
Thursday: 08:30 – 17:00 Bus outreach, 20:00 – 00:00
Friday: 08:30 – 17:00 Bus outreach, 20:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00 Bus outreach, 20:00 – 00:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00
This Listing was last updated: 15 October 2020

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

BIASAN

Notice:

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: www.zoom.us and sign in.

This Listing was last updated: 16 February 2021
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