Name Description
Autism First

Under the name Autism First, Specialist Autism Services offers a unique service specifically for adults with autism who have additional needs, such as a learning disability and/or other complex support requirements.
With a primary focus on an individual's autistic needs, we provide person-centred support through an autism-specific learning plan that addresses social, physical, sensory and behavioural needs, thereby promoting personal development. We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support and by using a range of autism-specific approaches tailored to meet an individual's needs and abilities. We can alleviate frustration and reduce anxieties that ultimately facilitate learning.

Autism Hub - Keighley

The Autism Hub is a fun and informative weekly drop in session, the aim of which is to provide information, guidance, signposting, peer support and mentoring for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition who live in the Keighley district . Participants will get the opportunity for group discussion with peers, guidance and information from our experienced staff team and other professionals, together with an opportunity to engage in 1:1 support to explore more personal issues. The session topics will be discussed and agreed in advance by the members who attend.
The Autism Hub will provide and facilitate the following:
• Confidence building
• Friendships and building social networks
• Post diagnostic support with peers and facilitator
• Aspirational mentoring of younger adults
• Guest speakers from other services/those with specific experiences
• Preparing for employment

Avensis Support Ltd

Avensis Support is an organisation committed to providing an excellent residential base for looked after and vulnerable young people aged 16-18 years old.

AWARE - Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource

AWARE supports parents, carers, siblings, professionals and interested parties in the care and support of those with an autistic spectrum condition. Open to anyone involved with a person with an autistic spectrum condition, or who has an ASC diagnosis themselves. We have a monthly newsletter and meetings with speakers on relevant topics, also an extensive library on autism. We run youth clubs, a holiday scheme, monthly trips scheme for 12 - 16s and over 16s and other children's activities.
Children's activities mainly based at Addingham Youth Centre.
Membership open to anyone, not exclusive to those living in Airedale and Wharfedale. We don't insist on children/young people having a diagnosis before joining.

Baildon Community Link

Baildon Community Link is a community centre which runs a variety of activities for all ages: Social Activity Days, Youth Club, a Thursday Cafe, Seniors' Active Exercise, Seated Exercise, Rag Rugging, Monday Afternoon Women Singers, Painting, Games afternoon (Bridge), Parkinson's group, Rainbow Guides and Yoga.

Baildon Community Link: Social Activity Days

Social Activity Days for older people living in Baildon.

Baildon Cricket Club

Member of <a href="">JCT 600 Bradford Cricket League</a>. Currently run 4 Senior Teams and 4 Junior Teams. League matches played every Saturday and some Sundays with cup matches also played Sundays. Very active Junior Under 15, Under 13, Under 11 and Under 9 sections. Licensed clubhouse with excellent catering facilities refurbished in June 2015. High quality facilities for viewing, all are welcome.

Baildon Imagination Library

We are a small charity of 5 trustees, all unpaid volunteers, established in 2015 with the aim of getting more children enjoying to read, parents and guardians to read to them, to develop a love of reading for life and imagination. We’d also like to help improve literacy levels and ensure children are ready for school.
If you live in BD17 with a child or children under 5 you can register free here for them to receive a free book posted to them every month until their fifth birthday - just follow the link that says "Can I register my child?"

Baildon Orchestra

Meets at Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm to 9:45pm. Plays classical and light music.
We try to maintain an orchestra with strings and standard woodwind, 2 flutes, 2 oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets. We have given concerts of light music-show selections, Gilbert and Sullivan, light classics free of charge for pensioners groups and the Arthritis Care Association and others.
The aim of the orchestra is to promote the experience of playing music live and enjoying it. We are open to anyone who can show a basic competence in playing an instrument.

BAME Voices Yorkshire

Who are we?
We are a group called; Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Voice (BAME).
We are part of the Learning Disability Partnership Board also called the LDPB
We want to give people from minority groups in Bradford and District a voice and a chance to make their lives better.
What we do?
We help people understand about people with a Learning disability from BAME background across Bradford and District.
We find out what things are important for people with Learning Disabilities we and ask the council, police, doctors and other people to listen to our problems and help us.
We want to let people with learning disabilities know about the help and support that they can have.
We want to make sure our voice is heard at the learning Disability Partnership Board. The reason we do this is so that people from a BAME background can live a better life.
Our message:
We want to have a strong voice.
We want to do this by:
Getting people with learning disabilities involved.
Raising awareness.
Getting people to listen.
We want to make sure things get done.
We want a strong link with the Learning Disability Partnership Board.
We want to do this by having more people from a BAME background involved in different groups of the Learning Disability Partnership Board, so we can make more of a difference.

Bankfoot Partnership

To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for education and training, recreation and other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life of those for whom the facilities are provided.


Delivering a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Growing up is a challenge for everyone, but for some it's more difficult than others. We offer practical and emotional support so that young people can enter adulthood with the confidence they need to achieve their full potential.

Nobody knows better than children and young people what their lives are really like. We're here to listen to them and help them get the support they need. We're serious about that.

Whether in the home, at school, online or in the local community, we support children and young people who have been abused and help them feel safe again. And we reach out to children at risk of harm, giving them the long-term support they need.

Barnardo's - HAPPY
Barnardo's Employment, Training and Skills (ETS) Yorkshire

Barnardos ETS Yorkshire is a training provider who delivers Study Programme for 16-19 year olds. We offer courses in • Level 2 and 3 Sport • Level 2 Business • Maths, English and ICT up to level 2• GCSE Maths and English • Help with getting a work placement • Traineeships
Office open 8.30- 4.00pm

Baseball Softball UK

Development agency for baseball and softball in the UK, working on behalf of the British Baseball Federation (BBF) and British Softball Federation (BSF). BSUK's role is mainly centred on development programmes to increase and progress participation at junior and adult levels in baseball, slowpitch softball and fastpitch softball, including running coach education courses at various levels and a range of beginner entry programmes and activities. BSUK also runs events, looks for funding avenues, provides a central point of contact for the sports and represents the sport at the level of government agencies.

BD4 Community Trust

We work with pre-school aged children and their parents or carers (BD4 Family Project), right through to our senior outreach project for the over 55’s (GEMS Project). We provide various activities, groups and parenting courses for families to attend together, to learn, grow, meet new people and have fun.

BD4 Community Trust: Family Project

The work of BD4 Community Trust is currently split into two projects, BD4 Family and Gems, each of which contributes to improving the quality of life for the residents of East Bowling in Bradford and beyond. It has become a well-respected organisation providing high quality services to young and old within the BD4 area.

BD4 Community Trust: GEMS Project

The work of BD4 Community Trust is currently split into two projects, BD4 Family and Gems, each of which contributes to improving the quality of life for the residents of East Bowling in Bradford and beyond. It has become a well-respected organisation providing high quality services to young and old within the BD4 area.

BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)

BEACON provides hospitality and practical support to asylum seekers in Bradford and the surrounding area through four projects:
McKenzie Friends - volunteers provide legal support to asylum seekers who do not have access to legal representation
CHAT Phoenix House - refreshments, a listening ear and signposting for people waiting for hearings at Phoenix House Immigration and Asylum Tribunal Hearing Centre in Bradford on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
CHAT English Club - a free English conversation club open to all non-English speakers wishing to improve their spoken English
Hosting Project - accommodation for destitute asylum seekers in volunteers' homes

If you would like to make a donation to BEACON, you can do so here:

Beacon Bradford - Chat English Club

CHAT English Club provides free English conversation classes at the Touchstone Centre every Wednesday morning 10am - 12noon.
CHAT is for asylum seekers, refugees and all non-native English speakers to practise their English with native speakers, and learn through fun interactive activities. Free tea, coffee and snacks are provided.

Beamsley Project

The Beamsley Project is a small registered charity that provides self-catering accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales for groups/families with additional needs. Our specialised facilities allow us to cater for everyone's needs, however complex.
Our Centre sleeps up to 30 guests over 10 bedrooms and our cottage sleeps up to six people over three bedrooms. The Beamsley Project is for all people with disabilities and their carers regardless of age, gender, faith or sexuality. We allow you to tailor your holiday to suit your individual needs.

BEAP: Bangledeshi Centre Women's Daycare

Bangladeshi older people's services. Social day centre for women.

Beckfoot and Bingley Tennis club

Four red shale courts, with teams in a friendly League, the Bradford Parks league and the Wharfedale League.
Social tennis encouraged. Social tennis is on Wednesday evenings.
All standards and ages welcome. Membership by application, see website for membership fees, season runs April to October
AGM January. Approx 45 members

Ben Rhydding Bowling Club

The only flat green bowls club in the Bradford area, it is part of the Ben Rhydding Sports Club, situated on Countance Way Ilkley, LS29 8AW.
The season is April to September, weather dependent. Club play is on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1.45- 4.00pm, Tuesday evenings 5.45pm. All are welcome but flat soled shoes must be worn. Coaching can be given to novices and bowls are available to borrow.
League matches are played on Wednesday afternoons and Friendlies on Sundays.
Do come and give it a go!
Membership open.

Better Start Bradford

About Better Start Bradford

We're still providing lots of support for families in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton this autumn and winter, despite current restrictions

We work with families to give children the best possible start in life in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton through a range of innovative projects to support them through pregnancy and the earliest years of their children’s lives.

Led by Bradford Trident, we are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, using National Lottery funding, for 10 years (until 2025). Working with local partners, we aim to leave a lasting legacy for children, families and the whole area.

Our vision for the future:
Children across our part of Bradford and beyond have the best possible start in life, in terms of their health, wellbeing and life chances, forming the cornerstone of strong, happy communities.

Our mission:
To work with families and partners to improve the life chances of children in our part of Bradford, through a comprehensive programme focused on improving health, social and emotional development and communication, and to share lessons from this to promote wider change.

Stay safe everyone.