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Black Health Forum

The main aim of the Black Health Forum (BHF) is to work in partnership with the African / African-Caribbean communities in the Bradford district enabling them to become, confident and informed about Health and Social Care Services on offer. The BHF acts as a conduit for disseminating information and signposting services. It also supports African and African Caribbean groups that do not have a constitution in delivering health related projects.

The BHF was set up informally in May 2000, to look at health and social care issues relating to African/African-Caribbean communities and the services they receive. Due to the successful funding application made in 2001, to the then City Primary Care Trust, the BHF was able to go on to develop into a more formal structure with the ultimate goal of achieving our aim.

The forum is made up of health, social and voluntary sector workers, who share a common goal of reducing inequalities in health and social care for the African/African-Caribbean communities in the Bradford district. Over the years the committee members have changed, some have left and new ones have come on board and some old members have returned.

The forum continues to run on a purely voluntary basis. Over the past two years we have seen a significant increase in membership.

BLAGY (Bradford Lesbian and Gay Youth)

BLAGY is a safe space for young LGBTQ+ people. We have a varied programme of activities including; sexual health workshops, discussions, external speakers or sometimes we just cook some food and network together. Any LGBTQ+ people between the ages of 14 and 25 are welcome. Please call Jonathan or Verity on: 01274 395815 for more information or email: bradford@mesmac.co.uk

Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company

We increase access to opportunity, and to the arts for people from lower and working class backgrounds. We run weekly sessions in community centres as well as a variety of one off sessions, we do workshops in schools, community performances and professional theatre pieces.

Drama club - Rockwell Community Centres, FREE, Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm
Singing for Health Session - Rockwell Community Centre, FREE, Friday 10:30-12:00am

Contact us for details of other sessions.

Bolton Villas Cricket Club

Volunteer run cricket club

Born in Bradford

Born in Bradford is one of the largest research studies in the world, tracking the lives of over 30,000 Bradfordians in the city to find out what influences the health and wellbeing of families. We use our findings to develop new and practical ways to work with families and health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. A team of dedicated professionals in applied health research have been working with children and families for over 10 years with the aim of improving the health, wellbeing and life outcomes of the children of Bradford. We work very closely with other professionals and services including NHS, Education, Local Authority and the Community & Voluntary Sector. Our research is disseminated in various ways including publications, our website, through community engagement and the families and services that we work with. Our current research projects include: BiB Growing Up, BiB Primary School Years and Born in Bradford’s Better Start.

Bosom Friends (Bradford)

A patient led support group for breast cancer patients in Bradford and the surrounding districts.
Social meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Cancer Support Centre (behind Bradford Royal Infirmary)

Check out our website www.bosomfriendsbradford.org or Facebook www.facebook.com/BosomFriendsBradford for more details

Bracken Bank & District Community Association

Bracken Bank & District Community Association is a registered Charity (1083458) and seeks to address inequalities through the promotion of self help, community pride and mutual support by facilitating the provision and development of services, activities and resources for the benefit of the Bracken Bank & District community. We also seek to directly involve local people with key decision makers and service providers in shaping the future of their community. Our work is currently focussed on those living in the areas of Bracken Bank & Ingrow, Fell Lane & Westfell, Oakworth, Bogthorn & Exley Head, Guardhouse, Laycock & Braithwaite.

Bradford East African Community
Bradford & District Sea Angling Club

To arrange boat fishing trips for sea anglers. We use the best boats that we can. With reliable skippers that have been in the buisness a long time. We meet at the New Inn, East Bierley, BD4 6PP. Third Tuesday of every month, commencing at 8pm. £20 per year membership.
Why not come along and join us? Approx 30 members. We are now on facebook under Bradford & District Sea Angling Club.

Bradford 2025

Bradford is planning to bid for the title of UK City of Culture in 2025. The bid presents a brilliant opportunity for us to showcase not only the incredible home-grown talent we have here in Bradford, but to create a legacy which improves opportunities for local people and promotes the city as a fantastic place to live, work and enjoy. Bradford Culture Company Ltd has been established to promote arts, culture, heritage and creativity in Bradford in the public interest and create a bid for Bradford’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025. It may also undertake other cultural activities at the discretion of its directors.

Bradford Airedale Athletic Club

Bradford Airedale is an athletic club which gives members access to training, coaching and competition for all age groups in track and field athletics and road, cross country and fell running. Please see website for coaching times and information. We also have opportunities for people wanting to become coaches, officials, timekeepers or event marshals. We will take short-term volunteers/placements or more permanent volunteers. Anyone welcome from age 7 upwards.

Bradford Amateur Rowing Club

As a charity we provide rowing for all members of the community from age 12yrs.

Bradford and Calderdale Animal Friends

Small group of people who are concerned about the plight of animals involved in the factory farming, vivisection, fur industry and those hunted for sport. Our latest campaign has been to tackle the issue of grouse shooting on moors around the local area and we are making huge progress on this issue.

Bradford and District Befriending Network

Bradford and District Befriending Network brings together organisations across the district that provide Befriending to people living throughout the district. It is an informal group that meets 3 to 4 times a year. It aims to share good practice, identify needs and gaps in provision and work together to promote a range of befriending interventions to reduce the number of people in the district who are lonely and socially isolated.

Bradford and District Disabled People's Forum (BDPF)

To link disabled people and disability groups together to ensure that they have a stronger voice in the District. To establish an inclusive partnership of groups bringing together representation from the widest definition of disability.

Bradford and District Live at Home Scheme

Bradford and District Live at Home Scheme has five Live at Home connection hubs in Bradford, based in:
Undercliffe
Great Horton
Wibsey
Clayton
Little Horton.
At each hub we deliver building-based activities such as lunch clubs, craft groups, coffee mornings and exercise classes.
We also deliver activities in the community such as walking groups, days trips, supported holidays and friendship clubs designed by local people to help older people make new friends.

Bradford and District Senior Power

A city-centre hub, person-centred with a warm welcome led by volunteers offering activities, signposting and volunteer opportunities to people district-wide. Open 11am-3pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat (course booking only).
BDSP has been present within Bradford and District for many years, providing a voice for older people and tackling the issue of loneliness and isolation as part of Bradford and District befriending network.

Bradford and District Sunday School Billiards League

To promote the game of billiards through Sunday schools, Mechanics Institutes and similar organisations. Team membership by application. Meet at member institutes on Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30pm September to May. Committee meet at Cornerstone Methodist Church (formerly Great Horton Methodist Church) on the first Wednesday each month at 7:30pm. AGM July. Approx 50 players, 5 member institutes:
Bradford Deaf Centre (Hallfield Road, Bradford)
Eastbrook and Great Horton (Conservative Club, Westcroft Road, Great Horton)
Princeville (Horton Bank Methodist Church)
Pudsey (Littlemoor Bowling Club, Pudsey)
Predominantly male members over 18, but no age or gender restrictions.
Beginners welcome and coaching available for all abilities

Bradford and Keighley Register Office

Register births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships at Bradford and Keighley Register Office. Contact Bradford and Keighley Register Office by phone, email or post to or book an appointment.

The services offered by Bradford and Keighley Register Office include:
Register a birth
Get a copy of a birth certificate
Give notice of marriage and wedding venue.
Register a death and get a death certificate
Register a still-birth.

Bradford And North Yorkshire Pre-school Learning Alliance

Support for families and early years settings, including toddler groups and childminders, in the 0-5 age range

Bradford Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society

To further the knowledge of our plants and general enjoyment of the hobby. Meet at Saltaire Methodist Church Hall on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:15pm. Anyone interested is welcome. £1 admission includes tea and biscuits. Every meeting has a speaker, or feature about cacti and succulents, usually illustrated. Plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any problems related to these plants. Branch show June. Greenhouse visits in summer. Plant auction July. AGM November. Approx 35 members.

Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies (NCT)

Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies is a local breastfeeding peer support service offered by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). We provide support and information around breastfeeding to families in the Bradford and Keighley areas. Our peer supporters are all mums who have breastfed their own children; they work voluntarily but are fully trained to offer breastfeeding support and are professionally supervised.
We can offer support, before or after birth in a variety of ways:
 Antenatal Clinics– Some of our peer supporters attend antenatal clinics. You can chat to them about the value of breastfeeding and the practical skills involved. You can also find out how to access support once your baby has been born.
 Hospital – Some of our peer supporters volunteer at Bradford Women and Newborn Unit and also at Airedale General Hospital on the postnatal wards, where you can obtain breastfeeding help and support. They wear a white polo shirt and green NCT identification badge.
 Breastfeeding Drop In Groups – Our peer supporters attend drop in groups in a variety of settings across the district. These provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can feel safe to ask for help, information and support around breastfeeding. Come along to meet other mums and babies in an informal setting. Refreshments and a listening ear are always at hand.
 Telephone – If you wish to receive a call back from a local peer supporter – text FEED to 66777 followed by your name, baby’s date of birth and postcode and we will aim to call you back within 48 hours. You can also speak to a NCT breastfeeding counsellor on 0300 330 0700 from 8am until midnight.
 Facebook – Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies . Here you can find out about local drop in groups and get support from peer supporters and other mothers.

You can also get information about Bradford Breastfeeding Buddies from your midwife or health visitor.

Bradford Bridge Club

Promotes and teaches Contract Bridge.
Drives are held at 8 Mornington Villas, Bradford, BD8 7HB, telephone 01274 543100:

Evening drives Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.10pm until approx 10.30pm
Afternoon drives Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm
Beginners classes Tuesday evening
Light refreshments available.
Approx 200 members.
Visitors welcome.

Bradford Camera Club

To promote an interest in photography and to provide information on all levels of photography. Membership open to all. Meet at Cottingley Community Centre on Thursdays at 7:30pm excluding May to August. Film and digital expertise. There is an annual membership fee, prices listed below, as well as a £2 charge per session for drinks and snacks provided
Adult member £30
Family members ( 2 ) £50
Student £10

Bradford Cathedral

Bradford's beautiful Cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered. Set in tranquil gardens the Cathedral is alive with a sense of story from its thirteen centuries at the heart of the city.

This, the third church on the site, is over 500 years old, with twentieth century additions. Bradford's most ancient place of worship is friendly, peaceful and fascinating, with many special features.

The Cathedral is home to some of William Morris' earliest stained glass: there is bronze and embroidery designed by Ernest Sichel: sculpture by Flaxman, Alan Collins and John Shaw: impressive windows and delightful woodcarvings: and an active arts programme provides a rich feast of drama, exhibitions and literary events to please the eye and inspire the imagination.

Bradford was the birthplace of Delius, and is still a place of music. The Cathedral has a fine tradition of music, with a rich heritage of choral and organ music to explore and enjoy in a regular pattern of services and weekly organ recitals that take place on most Wednesday lunchtimes during term It is also a wonderful venue for chamber concerts, including an annual series during Autumn and Winter.

Bradford's ancient parish church is a civic church, and a diocesan cathedral. Throughout the year there are many services which are colourful and interesting to the visitor, as they reflect local or national life, or the festivals of the Christian Year. All are welcome.

To find out more about this year’s calendar of events, please visit the website or contact the Cathedral Office.

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