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Bradford Community Payroll and Accounts

Provides a comprehensive payroll service to the voluntary sector. If you employ people you may wish to consider using Bradford CPA to save you the bother of learning all about PAYE, tax, automatic enrolment and all those other pay-related items that come with employing staff.

Bradford Community Payroll and Accounts Ltd. is the trading company of Community Action Bradford & District.

Bradford Community Repaint

Bradford Community RePaint has been operating in Bradford since 2001, collecting reusable household paint from household waste recycling centres. In 2016 we moved to our new premises in Carlisle Business Centre.

Our aim is both to reduce paint waste, and to provide affordable quality paint to the local community. We collect waste paint from local Household Waste Recycling Centres, bring it back to our site then check and process all the usable paint. As well as saving thousands of litres of paint from landfills, this also allows people on low incomes to access good quality paint.

Our selection of colours is always changing, so feel free to come back often to see what new exciting shades we've produced this week!

We have a variety of types of paint, including gloss, eggshell and satin, and our team of volunteers are always happy to advise you on what paint would be best for your latest project.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30pm

Bradford Community Repaint is part of a charity called Bradford Organics Community Service which also runs Scrap Magic and Wibsey Community Gardens.

Bradford Cyrenians

Bradford Cyrenians is committed to delivering the provision of safe and secure housing, advice and support to vulnerable communities.
It is our aim to provide flexible, preventative support services to vulnerable communities who present with a wide range
of multiple complex issues
Working with diverse communities, who benefit in a fair, inclusive and supportive way that values individuality and
recognises cultures, values and beliefs.

Bradford Cyrenians: Hostel and Supported Tenancies

15 bed hostel for homeless men
16 units of dispersed accommodation for homeless men and women

Bradford Cyrenians: Men Standing Up

Men Standing Up is a support service for male victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We provide a range of services including:
- Confidential telephone helpline, this is the first point of contact where victims/survivors/ agencies can access information and support around their domestic abuse situation. Signposting service to other specialist services such as legal, police, health, counselling. Ongoing emotional support, arrange appointments and assessments for our other services.
- Floating Support in the community, providing support around safety, drawing up safety plans, support and risk planning, attending appointments, rehousing into safe accommodation.
- Temporary emergency accommodation , our crash pad/sanctuary accommodation provides short term accommodation for male victims who are in need of emergency accommodation for their safety.
- Long term accommodation - we provide fully furnished longer term accommodation with intensive support to male victims of domestic abuse.
- Peer support group - We hold a peer support group meeting on a monthly basis where male victims can meet to carry out activities and support each other to re-integrate back into the community without fear and oppression.

Each referral into the service will be assessed to see how the service can accommodate their needs.

Bradford Cyrenians: STOP Service

The aim of STOP is to break the cycle that sees offenders released from prison only to return after an unsuccessful rehabilitation. The STOP service offers temporary semi-supportive accommodation for ex-offending men and women aged 18+.

The scheme is aimed at diverting vulnerable people from re-offending, particularly those who have received custodial sentences of less than 12 months and/or repeat offenders.

Homelessness is a main factor towards offending and by providing stable accommodation we will mitigate this element. We will further enhance service users opportunity of succeeding by putting in place a comprehensive support package that will assist in addressing many of the complex needs presented by offenders and which contributes to their chaotic lifestyle. Working in partnership with key agencies such as the prison services and Youth Offending Teams the STOP team will offer intensive support that helps service users move on into their own accommodation within 6 months.

We aim to Help service users to develop coping strategies and life skills that help to prevent them from re-offending and returning to prison and/or becoming homeless.

Bradford Deaf Community Association

The Bradford Deaf Centre, 25 Hallfield Road, has been used by D/deaf people to meet and socialise with each other since 1896.

Now, however, it is also used by a variety of voluntary organisations which include churches, a sports and social club, the Bradford Gamers Society, British Sign Language courses, an Over 55 Club and Monday Morning Mingle group, and a women-only group. We have plenty of activities including arts and crafts!

We have our own car park, a disabled parking bay immediately outside the building and a ramp entrance area, all monitored by CCTV to ensure visitor safety.

Our facilities also include a full size catering kitchen and a games room with two full size snooker tables. We have various sized rooms, all of which are available to hire for functions or meetings.

Bradford Disability Football Club

Bradford Disability Football club (BDFC) provides access to football for anyone with a disability from age 6+

The club has a wealth of provision available to it’s members and their families, from training to social activities.

Weekly football training sessions take place at Trinity Green Sports Centre, Bradford College, Trinity Road, BD5 0JD. £2 per session (first session is free).

New members are always welcome, our club is inclusive, accessible and friendly.

Our club is run by volunteers and we rely on donations, grants and sponsorship to fund activities.

Bradford Disability Sports and Leisure

Our charity was set up to provide sports and leisure activities for disabled people in Bradford district.

Activities are low-cost and include:

Swimming (Competition squad)
Swimming - mixed ability
Multi sports - Under 18's
Multi sports - Over 18's
Social club - Under 18's
Social club - Over 18's
Cycling - Road cycling
Cycling - 3 wheels and adapted hikes
Parent/Carer - Forum
Wheelchair Sports
Ten Pin Bowling
Parent/Carer sports sessions

Contact us for details of activity days/ times and costs. Information is also on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bradforddisabilitysportsandleisure

Bradford District Credit Union

We are an ethical savings and loans company run by our members who live within the Bradford district. We're a friendly alternative to high street banks, doorstep loan sharks and other costly money-lenders. We are the largest Credit Union in Bradford and we are fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Anyone of any age can join as long as they either live or work within Bradford District. Over 18s can save and apply for loans if they wish, while under 18s can open savings accounts only.

The quickest way to contact us is by email or by phone. If you want to visit the office, It is by appointment only, so you must contact us first to arrange. You can telephone 01274 434100 Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4pm or Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm or email credit.union@bdcu.co.uk

Bradford Doulas

Offering practical and emotional support to pregnant mums six weeks before the birth, during labour and six weeks after the birth, through trained volunteers.

Doula is the Greek word for wise-woman. Acting as a ‘professional friend’, volunteer doulas help women to make positive choices, accompany them to appointments, provide practical support at the birth, build positive relationships with other services and offer emotional support.

The Bradford Doulas support women to make the best choices for themselves and their babies, helping them to achieve a positive birth experience and building their knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions about childbirth, nutrition and breastfeeding. Support from volunteer doulas can also connect families into network of other support services.

Families are carefully matched with volunteer doulas who are best suited to them (dependent on the woman’s needs, requests and circumstances).

Volunteer Doulas are trained to understand the limits of their work. Doulas do not give clinical or medical advice or interfere with medical or clinical aspects of labour and are not trained as interpreters.

If you are pregnant and live in Bradford City (postcodes BD1,2,3,7,8,9) You can self refer by calling: 01274 223 232.

Want to volunteer to help? Volunteer Doula training includes 13 weeks of Training, submitting a Level 3 portfolio at the end of training, and delivering a group presentation on the role of a volunteer doula. Register here https://actionforcommunity.org.uk/contact-us/

Bradford Doulas is a service run by a charity called Action for Community Ltd which is a sister organisation to Action for Business (Bradford) Ltd, which runs Carlisle Business Centre. Both organisations share common goals to improve the lives and wellbeing of residents in Manningham, as well as the wider Bradford district.

Bradford Environmental Education Service (BEES)

BEES is part of City of Bradford YMCA. The project runs environmental education activities for adults, young people, individuals and community groups including weekly conservation volunteer days which provide training and the opportunity to make positive change to wildlife sites and our own nature reserve and community orchard.

The conservation volunteer group meet on most Friday mornings at Culture Fusion. Please contact us before joining an activity or volunteering so we can have a chat about what's involved. https://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/projects/conservation_volunteers

We work with schools and playschemes providing interactive educational sessions including visits to BEES Urban Nature Reserve and Bowling Park Community Orchard https://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/projects/schools/education

Membership is open, but we require volunteers to attend a short induction before volunteering. No previous experience is necessary and training is provided.

BEES also organises annual Apple Day celebrations each October https://www.bees-ymca.org.uk/index.php/projects/apple-day

Bradford Expedition Leaders and Walk Leaders Association

Bradford Expedition Leaders and Walk Leaders Association was set up in 2006 to support people who wish to train as Expedition Leaders and Walk Leaders in normal, lowland country; and to support qualified leaders with loan equipment, minibus transport, insurance and further training as required.

Bradford Family History Society

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of individuals attending a course in family history run by Philip Rushworth, the first Chairman of the Society.

The aims of the Society are to promote Family History by education, mutual assistance, demonstrations, lectures, excursions and any other means conductive to its advancement. It is run solely by volunteers with a passion for family and local history, working in their spare time.

We welcome local members as well as people around the world https://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk/membership

Bradford Family History Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies.

Find out more about our programme of events at https://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk/events

Bradford Flower Fund Homes

Housing charity providing individual rented homes, grouped in small estates, for elderly people. Currently 165 properties. Contact us for information on how to donate and application forms for accommodation (waiting list for accommodation).

Bradford Foundation Trust

Our expertise is serving those who have the highest vulnerability from refugees, women fleeing violence and those with failed immigration status.
We are here to help with:
- Financial Grants
- Zakat Distribution
- Education Resources
- Food Parcels/ Hot Meals
- Pastoral Care
- Community Access to Agency Partners

Bradford Guild of Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers

Aims to foster and encourage knowledge and skills in these traditional crafts and Tapestry Weaving. We cater for all levels of ability and everyone is welcome.

Programme of events includes guest speaker/ workshops and skillls sharing https://bradfordguildwsd.org.uk/index.php/programme/news-and-events

Membership open.

Need some fibre-y social time? Bring your wheel, loom or knitting needles! The Guild and Bradford Industrial Museum have arranged that we can meet every Thursday at Bradford Industrial Museum 10am to 3pm - drop in any time or stay all day.

Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

The purpose of Bradford Hate Crime Alliance is to eliminate hate crime by working collaboratively to provide a formal structure for reporting hate crime within our communities. We co-ordinate reporting pathways, encourage joined-up working and support victims of hate crime and their families.

What is hate crime? https://bradfordhatecrimealliance.com/helping-you-to-better-understand-h...
How to report a hate crime online or in-person at https://bradfordhatecrimealliance.com/#how-to-tackle-hate-crime

This website is not to be used in emergency.
If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

Please note that hate crime reports are picked up in office hours only by Bradford Hate Crime Alliance.

Bradford Hebrew Congregation

Charitable incorporated Organisation. Registered Charity No. 1189757 community religious charity

Bradford Inclusive Disability Service (formerly Bradford Toy Library)

Well-stocked specialist equipment and toy loan service. Specialist support service for families across Bradford with children aged 0 to 25 with disabilities. We offer support, information, family themed days, Teenzone youth group, Kidzone youth group and a carers' support group.

Opening hours:

Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 9am to 4pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 10am to 12pm

We are closed on Saturday and Sunday

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) is an annual festival and year-round cultural outreach programme, encompassing the best of literature, music, theatre, cultural discussions, lectures and family events. The festival is unique in the country for its diverse and imaginative approach to high-quality arts and cultural programming.

Bradford Mechanics Institute Library

From its origins in 1832 to the present day, the Bradford Mechanics Institute has served the people of the City with educational, recreational and social activities.

Today we are primarily a well-stocked subscription library with an expanding range of very active Interest Groups.

Our members visit to exchange library books, or to meet with others for a stimulating talk on a wide range of subjects, or just to have a peaceful sit-down with a coffee. Indeed we are often described as a ‘haven of peace’ within the city centre.

Annual Membership: Single £29.50; Joint £40.00
- borrow an unlimited number of books​​
- ​daily newspapers, magazines and coffee!
- fiction stock constantly replenished including the latest best selling novels​
- non-fiction richly-resourced to support our Interest Groups, including titles dating back to Victorian times!​​​
- a great place for study and research with laptops and fully wired Wi-Fi signal

Come and join us! The Library is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm for the changing of books.

Room hire is also available outside of these hours. Our building has undergone extensive refurbishment and on the second floor we have rooms available to hire which now provide a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious meeting room and exhibition space. Book by the hour, half day or full day. One-off or regular block bookings https://www.bradfordmechanicsinstitute.org/meeting-room-hire.html

Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank

We make free food parcels that we distribute to homeless and vulnerable people via charities, schools and recognised organisations already working with people in need. We source food - non perishable only - from schools and small-medium businesses. We try to avoid otherwise edible food from going into landfill.

Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank is a small registered charity, entirely run by volunteers, is non-denominational and is Bradford's original Food Bank, operating since 2004.

Individuals in need of food can check the new Bradford Foodbanks website at https://bradfordfoodbanks.org.uk/ for up-to-date information about your nearest food bank and access to emergency food.

Organisations that would like to get food bags from us for people in need - please fill in the contact form on our website https://www.bradfordfoodbank.com/contact We will send you our process and ask you to complete a registration form.

Bradford Model Engineering Society

Whether you’re an experienced model engineer or an enthusiastic beginner I’m sure you’ll find something that interests you at Bradford Model Engineering Society. We cater for a wide range of interests including locomotives, marine, road vehicles, stationary engines, clocks and general engineering and model making.

We have regular monthly meetings throughout the year including guest speakers, auctions, social evenings and the occasional visit.

We have two tracks in Northcliffe Woods, Shipley. During the summer we run for the public at least once a month on a Sunday afternoon as well as other special events and birthday parties. Please see our future events section for the next running day. Visitors from other societies are welcome to visit on any of our running days, just get in touch and book yourself in https://www.bradfordmes.uk/?page_id=3054

Bradford Moor Play and Support Services

OUR VISION
“To make Bradford Moor (Bradford, West Yorkshire) a place that all residents and community members are proud to live and work in”

We have 5 strategic objectives, structured around our core themes;

Social / Business Entrepreneurship
Education and Training – Particularly around young people
Volunteers and volunteering
Employment and Training – Particularly around young people
Community Safety
Diversity and Inclusion is a common theme which flows through everything PASS does.

About Us

PASS was established in 2007 by a group of local professionals with the aim of mobilising the community in one of the most nationally deprived wards to create social and economic change.

The founding members all lived and grew up in the Bradford Moor area and feel passionately about making Bradford Moor a better, stronger and safer place.

Rooted firmly within the local community, PASS seeks to deliver bottom up solutions; enabling locals to develop practical solutions in response to community need.

PASS works in partnership with the local communities and statutory agencies to ensure all untapped and resources in the area are utilised to empower the community.

PASS operates out of the Cabin in to Attock Park; located in the heart of Bradford Moor. The location is intended to be visible and accessible to the community it serves.

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