|Upper bolton social club||
Community Connects provides services for older people in the community.
|Upper Heaton Working Together Group||
The group aims to promote community cohesion in the Upper Heaton (Haworth Road/Duchy Drive, BD9) area.
|Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association||
UWFRA’s address `The Hut` may be a little confusing, but when the team was first inaugurated in August 1948, we kept our meagre supply of borrowed and loaned equipment in the local police cell. Over the first three years much talk took place of obtaining a garden hut or shed, and where it could be sited, but eventually a disused railway parcel van, was bought from British Rail and moved from the station platform of the Grassington and Threshfield Station onto a nearby car park. After much needed renovation, inside and out, the association had its `new` headquarters where it could house an increasing amount of equipment and hold its meetings. It was familiarly known as `The Hut` a name, which has continued ever since.
Some 14 years went by and the parcels van was outgrown. The team managed to obtain a much larger building, a disused signal box, but this was some 300 metres away down the railway line. The parcels van was moved out of the way on rollers and after much preparation, the signal box was moved by crane and low-loader into the vacated space. This building on two floors, allowed for storage, lamp charging, a radio room downstairs and a large meeting room upstairs.
In 1972 we learned that the ground upon which the signal box stood had been sold for housing development. A nearby friendly quarry owner, loaned us the temporary use of a storage building for our equipment and meetings had to be held in any available large room.
After lengthy negotiations, and with the help of a number of benefactors, the team moved into a new building in 1976. This was the first centre in the country built purely for the purpose of mountain and cave rescue, which gave the planners a few problems and explains why building looks more like a four bedroom house!
The new building was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in 1978. The new headquarters allowed space for all the varied equipment, a lamp room, a specialist diving gear room, a radio and communications room, control room, meeting room, office, kitchen and drying room.
Since 1978 there have been two extensions built to house the vehicles, trailers and to provide space for training. There is talk of a new extension to house the increasing amount of equipment owned by the team.
|Upstagers Theatre Group-Ilkley|
|Victim Support - Bradford District||
Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter how old you are or when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time and for however long you need us.
We provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.
The support services we offer are tailored to the needs of each person. These include:
Our teams of highly-trained staff and volunteers provide a wide range of specialist services that help people affected by all types of crime from burglary, hate crime, fraud and theft to domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and terrorism.
The impact of crime can be life-changing so we are proud to provide long-term support to victims of crime and traumatic events for as long as we are needed, so together we can move beyond crime.
Please see our website for more information.
|Vision Homes Association||
With 30 years experience, Vision Homes Association provides specialist support for adults who have not only visual impairments but additional conditions such as:
Vision Homes Association strives to provide “bespoke” services, developed
Vision Homes Association can support you and your family by providing specialist
Assisted / Supported Living
Vital Projects are a Bradford-based registered charity, supporting those suffering with mental ill health across the City, District and Airedale and Craven areas since our establishment in 1999. We help vulnerable individuals to get their voices heard and to navigate the health and social care system to get the services they need for better mental/physical health. The organisation provides advocacy, befriending, volunteering/training opportunities for people experiencing mental ill health, or who feel vulnerable due to other factors, including older age, trauma and illness.
|Vocal Aires Choir||
We are a voluntary group who like to sing. No audition required, an ability to read music not essential. It is necessary to become a member of the "University of the Third Age"- your age is 50 years or over.
|Voice for Women|
|Voluntary Service Overseas||
Voluntary Service Overseas www.vso.org.uk offers volunteer opportunities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa and Asia. We are looking for skilled people from many different backgrounds, including education, health, IT and engineering. By volunteering with VSO, you can help combat poverty and improve the quality of life for people who need it most. Requirements do vary, but you will typically need: * between 2-5 years' professional experience * an official qualification, such as a degree, to help secure your work permit * to pass a medical check and a criminal record check * to be ready to start within the next 18 months * to be available for a placement that will last from six to 24 months.
|Volunteer Centre Bradford||
Coronavirus Update from this group on 18 March 2020: "We are shutting all drop-ins for the foreseeable future. If you need any support and advice re volunteering either generally or in relation to COVID-19 please contact us via social media/phone 01274 725434 or email email@example.com"
Provides a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, in community organisations, to suit people's time, skills and lifestyle. Volunteering improves mental and physical health. All the volunteer roles can be searched and accessed on our website.
We can help you find a life enhancing volunteer role in one of 600 local charities. We also provide fab support for groups to manage and recruit volunteers.
|Volunteer Centre Work Shop||
Retail Training for Adults with Learning Disabilities
What do we do?
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So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.
We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.
We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
In October 2020 we launched new strategy – Our Manifesto for Change. Based on the impact our volunteers and programmes have in communities across the UK, we will bring people together through volunteering to build stronger communities so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
|War Widows' Association||
The War Widows’ Association is essentially a campaigning group and is recognised as the leading representative organisation for widows of Armed Forces Personnel where death is attributable to service. Our work encompasses those who have suffered bereavement as a result of service, where death of a spouse or recognised partner has been caused or hastened by that service.
|Wednesday Leisure Club|
|Welfare Rights Advice at Cancer Support Yorkshire||
<p>Our Welfare Rights Advisers are here to help with the financial and practical issues faced by cancer patients, their carers and families. Your named adviser will assist you at home, at a hospice, in hospital, at the Centre or on the telephone.</p>
|Wellbeing Café (Keighley)||
Monthly meeting for people with mild to medium mental health needs. A social event with lunch, entertainment, support and information. Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month, between 1:30 - 3:30pm. Held at Central Hall on Alice Street.
Wesleys is a community cafe and community hub attached to Baildon Methodist Church. Each week around 1000 local people come to our premises. We host a wide variety of community groups serving all ages, from parents and toddlers, up to the very elderly. Our cafe serves affordable drinks, snacks and meals during the week.
|West Bowling Activity Group|
|West Bowling Local History Archives|
|West Bowling Youth Initiative||
The West Bowling Youth Initiative (WBYI) is a small charity and local voluntary sector organisation based in a multi-cultural area of Bradford. It was established in 1991 by local people to work with predominately young British Pakistani Muslim men, especially those who were at risk of offending. The initial project was supported by The Prince’s Trust and subsequently gained funding and backing from other charities, EU and government funding and ongoing support from the local authority.
Over the last 25 years, WBYI has broadened its remit and has developed a strong reputation for successfully engaging hard to reach young people, including those excluded or struggling at school, ex-offenders and those in the criminal justice system and others facing a difficult transition to adulthood. WBYI currently works with a core age range of 13 to 25 year olds including, employment support programmes; alternative curriculum programmes for schools and crime prevention work through personal and social development projects. In addition, school holiday programmes and sports activities cater for local 7 to 13 year olds and increasingly there is a demand for volunteering and leisure activity.
WBYI has evolved and is highly respected part of the community and increasingly works in partnership with other organisations – voluntary sector projects, sports clubs, employers and the local authority. It is also now engaging young people from other communities, including traditional white working class neighbourhoods (Holmewood and Bierley) and new migrant communities (Manchester Road and Little Horton) closer to the city centre. This is an indication of how WBYI has matured and is ideally placed to facilitate an expansion of its methodology to address new challenges with new communities.
|West Bradford Bowling Club||
West Bradford Bowling Club offers an ideal location for a variety of functions or as a meeting place. The comfortable bar and lounge, with a small dance floor, provides an ideal venue for a birthday, anniversary or other family celebrations. The club offers free WiFi and light refreshments, including hot snacks or cold food, and can be provided at competitive prices. Alternatively, party organisers are welcome to provide their own catering. The club has one of the best bowling greens in the Bradford district which can, subject to availability, be used at certain times of the year to enhance any social occasion. West Bradford Bowling Club always welcomes new members.
|West End Centre||
The West End Centre is a purpose built modern community centre based within St Oswald’s Church.
The Centre is financially independent and distinct from it. The Centre serves all sections of the local community and welcomes people of different faiths, cultures and ability levels.
It is a Registered Charity and Company Ltd by Guarantee. We are based in Little Horton, Bradford. The Centre opened in May 2005.
It has developed provision in line with the needs and wants of the local community.
We have a range of groups and activities delivered in the heart of the community.
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.
We promote social 'inclusion' by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and helping them to integrate into society. This benefits the community, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious opinions.
|West End Centre: Arts & Crafts|