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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

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Neighbourhood Services

Khalsa Fitness

Khalsa Fitness, 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: 21 March 2023

Migrants Rights Network

The People’s Place, 80-92 High Street, London E15 2NE

Migrants Rights Network is a UK-based NGO (non-government organisation) that works alongside migrants in their fight for rights and justice.

The MRN runs projects and campaigns. They also have a lot of useful information and resources on their website. For example :

  • Know Your Rights Guide 2020
  • Highly Skilled Migrants Report
  • The New Points Based Immigration System
This Listing was last updated: 3 July 2024

Bevan Healthcare

Vintry House, Bevan Healthcare CIC, Bevan House Primary Care Centre, 14, 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: 21 March 2023


Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Road, Bradford, BD9 5BD

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: 21 March 2023

Fountains Church

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

This Listing was last updated: 21 March 2023

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

Bradford Tourist Information Centre

Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1JF

if you’re planning on staying for a day, a weekend break or longer, the centre will help you make the most of your visit to Bradford & district. You can contact them by email: [email protected] or through social media @VisitBradford

Opening Times:

Monday: 10:30-4pm
Tuesday: 10-4pm
Wednesday: 10-4pm
Thursday: 10-4pm
Friday: 10-4pm
Saturday: 10-4pm
This Listing was last updated: 3 July 2024

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: 3 July 2024

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

Lister Park

Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS, UK

Lister Park is one of Bradford’s 6 Green Flag parks and home to Cartwright Hall Museum and Art Gallery. A formal park with well laid out walks past the Mughal Gardens, art gallery, boating lake, cafe and bandstand.

Lister Park is home to Bradford’s weekly Park Run, it is a popular stop for a visiting fair and there is always an exhibition on at Cartwright Hall, check the calendar for details.

This Listing was last updated: 11 April 2023

Bowling Park

Bowling Park, Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 7TL, UK

Bowling Park is a large and leafy park with something for everyone. With a great view over the city centre, its slopes are perfect for sledging in the winter, or running around exuberantly in summer. Pack up a picnic, and head down with the family to enjoy this lovely park.

This Listing was last updated: 11 April 2023

Bradford Moor Park

Bradford Moor Park, Killinghall Road, Bradford BD3 7JD, UK

Bradford Moor Park is a wonderful space for relaxing in, with trees edging the park and plenty of space for a picnic, or a game of football. The paths are perfect for a gentle stroll, or even for jogging round.

There are a space for:

  • play area
  • Multi Activity Community Area (cricket, basketball, 5-a-side)
  • bowls
  • lake
This Listing was last updated: 11 April 2023

Peel Park

Peel Park, Cliffe Road, Bradford BD3 0LT, UK

Peel Park is large community park with well laid out paths, gardens, a small lake, play areas, BMX track, bowls and sports pitches.Peel Park hosts annual cyclo-cross events, fairs, circuses and firework displays. Please check out calendar.

This Listing was last updated: 11 April 2023

City Park

City Park, Bradford BD1 1HY, UK

City Park is a public space so is generally open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please note, the space is sometimes closed to allow us to set up events.

The fountains generally run from 8.30am to 8pm but may be turned off without notice for reasons such as ice risk, hazardous materials, public safety or maintenance.

This Listing was last updated: 11 April 2023

National Science and Media Museum

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

Please note: From June 2023, our Cubby Broccoli and IMAX cinemas will be closed as we transform the museum through our Sound and Vision project

Our galleries and exhibition spaces investigate and celebrate photography, film, television, animation, videogames and sound technologies. Our team of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination and get under the skin of our collections and exhibitions. And our three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—allow us to showcase the magic of moving images from around the world in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film.

This Listing was last updated: 2 July 2024

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

Main Office
Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 6:30 – 8:45pm
Friday: 6:30 – 8:45pm
This Listing was last updated: 12 April 2023

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: 12 April 2023

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

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

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


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: 12 April 2023

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

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 April 2023

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: 12 April 2023

Displace Yourself Theatre

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: 13 April 2023

Millside Centre

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

The Millside Centre is a new community centre based in the heart of Bradford. The Millside Centre collaborate with a range of strategic organisations, agencies, community groups, and individuals who are committed to supporting vulnerable people in our community and offering them the tools they need to thrive in the face of adversity, this is achieved by providing a series of engagements in and out of the Centre.

We provide ESOL, craft groups, a community choir, a befriending project, a welcome cafe, a job club and exercise groups. We are also a warm space.

Please see the timetable for more information. For more details call 01274 409 661 or email: [email protected].

This Listing was last updated: 7 March 2023

Bradford Volunteer Centre

Volunteering Bradford Belmont Business Centre 7 Burnett Street Bradford BD1 5BJ

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 April 2023

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: 2 July 2024

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.



This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023

Citizens Advice

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: 13 April 2023


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: 28 April 2023

Bradford No Second Night Out

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

You can contact our friendly team by phone, online, or by visiting us in person at Discovery House or Endeavour House in Bradford. We can find the right solution for your individual needs.

We provide you with short term emergency accommodation if you are homeless or a rough sleeper and offer outreach support as well.

This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023


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

Bradford Immigration and Asylum Support and Advice Network 

Support includes :

  • the BIASAN Facebook site
  • Outreach with sanctuary seekers in hotels and houses
  • Women’s and men’s WhatsApp group
  • Creative activities
  • Legal case guidance
  • English classes in BD1
  • Gym Group in BD4 has started again in BD4
  • Women’s Club
  • BIASAN Store

The BIASAN Store is for refugees and asylum seekers. Text 07464194325 with your name, number and what you need. Someone will get back to you. (Please understand, there is a waiting list for some things e.g. vacuum cleaners.)

BIASAN Store is located at Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH

This Listing was last updated: 13 April 2023
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