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Name Description
Bradford Catholic Players

For the performance and appreciation of music and the production of music, musicals and concerts. Meet at Northcote Club, Northcote Road, Bradford BD2 4QH on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Approx 140 members. All welcome who are interested in public performance or in supporting performance arts.

Bradford City Angling Association

Angling club

Bradford City of Sanctuary

Bradford City of Sanctuary (BCoS), part of the rapidly growing national CoS movement, was launched in 2008 with a vision of creating a culture of welcome, hospitality and inclusion in the city for asylum seekers and refugees. We aim to increase understanding and support as well as opportunities for employment, volunteering and participation in all aspects of life in the city
Our activities include:
* Sanctuary in Schools project
* Help into Volunteering project
* Events celebrating the contributions to the city made by those seeking sanctuary
* Engaging with local media to ensure accurate representation of asylum issues
* Engaging with Bradford Council and other providers of local services
* Informing, inspiring and encouraging people to get involved in practical action
* Talks and displays.
Meetings
We hold our monthly meetings from 4.30-6pm on Wednesdays (usually the second of the month) at Bread & Roses, 14 North Parade BD1 3HT. Come and see how you can get involved! Please contact us to confirm the date of our next meeting.

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

Paint recycle and reuse. Bradford Repaint collects unwanted waste paint and recycles it away from landfill sites to community groups, charity organisations, schools, churches and similar association's, at a low cost.
We also sell to individuals and are able to give decorating advise
While offering a decorating service

Bradford Community Tai-chi and Chinese Yoga

Bradford Community Taichi and Chinese Yoga run community classes for adults in the evenings on
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm (call or txt 07720 628671) at The Grange Interlink, Summerville Rd, Bradford BD71PX (Map and directions: <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/0fWcO">http://goo.gl/maps/0fWcO</a>)
We are also hoping to start some daytime classes at the University of Bradford and other venues so if you are a community group with funding to run a class or would be interested in a partnership bid, please get in touch.

Bradford Counselling Services

BCS provides a confidential counselling service for people of all ages from 16 up. There is a team of experienced counsellors with the skills to suit your needs, providing a safe environment for people to talk about their issues and enable them to make the changes that are right for them.

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 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 Re-Start Project

Housing and support to rough sleeping men and women. Dispersed accommodation is provided by the project.
The service bypasses the traditional hostel route for men and women with a history of rough sleeping and offers them a chance to move directly from the street into their own self-contained accommodation, which also offers a high level support package. The aim of the RSP service is to provide an intensive support package, looking at the issues holistically and engaging key partners to work together with us in meeting the client’s needs. The maximum length of stay with the RSP service is 12-months. Within this period, rehousing meetings take place weekly in order to help service users secure suitable long term accommodation.

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 Cyrenians: Hostel and Supported Tenancies

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

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

Established in 2001, the club provides football coaching to players of all ages, with varying disability levels. The club is affiliated to the FA.

Bradford Disability Football club (BDFC) provide access to football for anyone of any age, both male and female, with any disability whether it be learning or physical. Formed in 2002 the club originally consisted of just 8 players, now at the start of 2017 there are c. 175 registered players at the club.

The club has a wealth of provision available to it’s members and their families, from training to social activities there is something to ensure all needs are catered for within all age groups and disabilities. We provide opportunities for the disabled community.

Bradford Disability Sports and Leisure

Sport and leisure opportunities for disabled people.
Monday Pool and Snooker Club
Opportunity for disabled people (aged 16 upwards) to play table tennis, snooker, pool and darts in a social setting. The club runs every Monday from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at University Academy Keighley (UAK), BD20 6EB. Please pre-book your place by contacting Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure.
Monday Sports Academy
High quality sports provision for disabled young people aged 12 - 22 years old. The club provides opportunity to take part in a range of sports. The club runs term time on Monday's at Southfield School 3.30pm - 5 pm. Transport can be provided.

Cycle Club
The cycle club is a great opportunity for disabled people (aged 8 - 80 years old) to cycle in a fun and safe environment. Sessions are held at Lister Park on Saturday mornings. Please contact the office for more information.
Physical Activity & Disabled People (PAD) Project
A session that offers a multitude of activities looking at physical activity and healthy lifestyles, all with a qualified coach and instructor. There is something for everyone, starting from 16+ years. This session will start in January 2020.
Swimming Club
The swimming club resides at Shipley Swimming Pool and has its sessions on a Tuesday from 4.30 - 6.00pm. There are opportunities to learn different stroke techniques as well take part in Swimming Galas. Please contact the office for more information.

Athletics
Takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at University Academy Keighley. Excellent coaching for anyone with disabilities/social issues. There are many competitive opportunities including the Special Olympics.
We are also affiliated to many other clubs so please contact us.

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 with over 6,000 members 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.
We have two branches - City Hall, Bradford and 25 Cheapside, Bradford - and a network of collection points all over Bradford district (including Keighley and Shipley). The Bradford offices are open Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4pm and from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Fridays.

Why are Credit Unions so good?
No Fat Cat Shareholders
Run by the members, for the members - democratic
Lower interest rates on loans
No hidden fees
Any surplus is given back to members as an annual payment
Financial health of members is our main priority
Locally based, helping the local economy
Friendly service, you're not just a number
Protected by FSA compensation scheme

Current products & Services:
Savings Account
Junior Savings Account
Affordable Loans
Loyalty Loans (for members saving through payroll)
Christmas Savings Account
Pre - Paid Visa Debit Card (helpful for Universal Credit claimants)
Online Banking

Current partners & loyalty loans
Our partners are Incommunities, Bradford College, Bradford Council, Unison, Horton Housing and the list is growing! Our partners offer saving through payroll to their employees as a staff benefit. Anyone saving through payroll would be entitled to a loyalty loan.

Affordable Loans
Affordable Loans granted to members can be repaid weekly, fortnightly, 4 weekly and monthly.
New Members need to save with us for 3 months before they can apply for a loan, however if they save through payroll deduction they can apply for a loan after 4 weeks.

Savings
Members can save via cash, standing order or payroll.
Members can have any benefit or a part of their salary paid in to their credit union account.

How to join
Fill out a membership form:
http://www.bdcu.co.uk/content.asp?section=5&sf=6.
We need to check two forms of ID, one should have your signature on, one should have your address. Bring it into the main office or one of the Community Contact points listed on the website and we'll help you fill it out. Or simply apply online to become a member. Visit our website http://www.bdcu.co.uk

Questions?
Email credit.union@bdcu.co.uk or phone 01274 434100.

Bradford District Telephone Befriending Service

Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC), the local NHS and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), have developed a district-wide Telephone Befriending Service with The Bridge Project acting as temporary hosts.

Telephone Befriending is a vital opportunity to engage with another person and provide companionship through conversation. It helps reduce feelings of loneliness and increase wellbeing and is especially important during this time, when more people than ever will be feeling socially isolated. Telephone Befriending is a voluntary, mutually beneficial relationship in which the Befriender gives their time to support and encourage someone.

This Service aims to alleviate some of these tensions by people making regular contact with you by telephone to have a conversation, giving you the chance to connect to others from your own home and is available for anyone 18 years or above.

If you feel you could benefit from this service or just want more information please call us on 01274 952200 or e-mail our team on befriending@thebridgeproject.org.uk

Our office hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

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.

Our Bradford Doulas project supports 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).

Who will benefit? Over the first three years the project will aim to train at least 50 women to become accredited volunteer doulas, who will go on to support around 200 pregnant women in the Better Start Bradford area. The service is suitable for women who require support regarding maternal health and social wellbeing. Evidence tells us that where a woman receives support before the birth, during birth and after the birth, she is more likely to have a natural birth and a more positive birth experience.

Who provides it? The Bradford Doulas service has been commissioned by Better Start Bradford to run the Bradford Doulas project in Better Start Bradford, supporting more expectant women living in our area. The Project also is funded by Bradford City CCG and supports all women and families across the City CCG wards.

Where and when is it delivered? Most support is in the home and volunteer doulas also accompany women to appointments, antenatal classes and hospitals for birth. Training for volunteers doulas, is held at Carlisle Business Centre.

How do families register? If you are over 28 weeks pregnant and feel that you would benefit from the support of a doula, you can ask for free help by contacting Bradford Doulas on 01274 223 232 or email bradford.doulas@carlislebusinesscentre.co.uk for a referral form. Women can also be referred by their midwife, doctor, health visitor, early year’s staff, social care, children’s centre, voluntary and community sector organisations or other Better Start Bradford projects.

Bradford Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Provides opportunities to accredit leisure activities using this nationally known scheme for young people aged 14-24. Groups run at schools, youth centres and other organisations. An Open Unit runs on Wednesday nights, 7-9pm, at the Duke of Edinburgh's Centre, Undercliffe Lane, Bradford, BD3 0QD.

Bradford Expedition Leaders Association

Bradford Expedition Leaders Association was set up in 2006 to support people who wish to train as Expedition 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.
From its inception, the Society has grown from strength to strength, in 2018 we have over 550 members worldwide, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe.
Bradford Family History Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies.

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 Fringe Festival

Bradford Fringe Festival is taking place across the city centre this summer. We have over 50 events across 20 venues showcasing nationally and locally recognised artists and emerging talent. Catch Edinburgh Fringe Preview Shows, Theatre Shows and a whole host more between Friday 28th of June and Sunday 8th of September.

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. We try to have a guest speaker/ workshop on alternate months, with skills sharing sessions at the other Guild meetings. Items of equipment available to Members on hire at favourable rates. There is a small library offering a comprehensive range of publications for loan in return for a small fee. See our website for more details
Membership open.
Meet at the Lecture Room on the third floor, Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP on the third Saturday in the month, except November when usually 4th Saturday, at 11:00am-3:30pm,
AGM March.
Approx 50 members.

Bradford Hebrew Congregation

Unincorporated community religious charity

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