Name Description
Bradford WW1 Group

An Interest Group of the Mechanics Institute Library holding a monthly meeting on 4th Wednesday morning each month. A very friendly, sociable group: meetings begin with coffee and biscuits and plenty of chat!

The Bradford WW1 Group is based at the Bradford Mechanics Institute Library. Our visiting speakers cover a full range of topics, often referring to Bradford men and women in uniform. See the programme at

We organise battlefield tours and members also research, publish articles and give presentations to local community groups. We have a collection of ephemera large number of displays about Bradford's role in what was a Global conflict. These are on pull-up banners which the public is welcome to borrow - with or without accompanying talk - use the contact form to make a request

Bradford Youth Development Partnership (BYDP)

BYDP is a fun and creative charity at the forefront of youth development, with new projects and partnerships to help improve the lives of young people. BYDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. BYDP is continually seeking opportunities to innovate via activities and create partnerships to provide the best opportunities for young people to thrive. BYDP is raising educational standards through its youth work.

Bradford Youth Players

BYP welcomes any young person from age 7 to 18 who is interested in performing arts, drama, music and dance.

We have no entry audition or minimum required standard or experience, and we are open to all.

The first session is always free for new members, so why not come along and see if we are right for you?

Bradnet Ltd

Bradnet is a member of the Inspired Neighbourhoods Group providing a complementary framework of services in the health and social care arena.

At Bradnet we recognise that there are many barriers faced by disabled people and others with experiencing disadvantages due to age, mental ill health and poverty in living an independent and quality life. The barriers can vary from physical obstacles, lack of appropriate support to experiencing a lack of opportunity.

Bradnet's person-centred services and initiatives aim to enable disabled people or those facing other forms of disadvantage to have choice and control over their lives, and ensures service users’ dignity and respect are maintained at all times.

Core services provided are:

Independent Living Service - our highly trained Personal Assistants provide care and support including:

• Personal Care e.g. dressing, bathing, shaving, toileting, getting in/out of bed, help with medications etc
• Home Support e.g. cooking, cleaning, ironing, opening mail, writing letters etc
• Social Inclusion e.g. supporting service users with accessing independent travel, leisure and recreational activities, shopping etc

Other Services and Initiatives:

• Information, advice and guidance
• Supported activities e.g. leisure trips, short breaks etc

Brathay Trust

At Brathay our mission is to improve the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.
We believe that young people learn best through experience, which we achieve through outdoor and creative activities that unlock their potential.
We work throughout the UK to inspire people and organisations to achieve and deliver results from our network of locations across the North of England including our inspiring Lake District base.

In Yorkshire and Humber we run programmes that include:
One-to-one support for individuals and families
Mental Health Support
Counselling and Talking Therapies
Youth and Community Projects
Environmental Citizenship

In Bradford district, as part of our involvement with Bradford Skillshouse Partnership we have a team of three professional community employment coaches working with young people up to the age of 24 to overcome their individual barriers to progression.

We have a fully-qualified and experienced counselling team in Bradford who are focused on improving the emotional and social wellbeing young people and children in real need. The service uses a mix of youth work and mental health practitioner support that includes one-to-one counselling.

Our services also include a Peer Mentoring Schools Programme that supports local schools to develop their own in-house peer mentoring programmes. We also work closely with Medical Needs Education Services supporting learners whose medical needs have prevented them from attending mainstream school for 15 days or more.

British Red Cross

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

In Bradford district we offer:

First Aid training:

Refugee Support: email or telephone
0113 2015267

Mobility Aids for hire including child, adult and heavy duty wheelchairs, commodes and toilet aids. Based at Bradford FC, Valley Parade, Bradford
BD8 7DY - note only open Thursdays 11am to 12.30pm so telephone 0300 456 1914 to check availability.

British Red Cross: Community Education team

The British Red Cross through our adult education team work with organisations and community groups in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale and the surrounding communities.

Workshop topics include first aid, loneliness and coping with challenges.

Adults aged 19 and older can take part in a workshop by either joining as an individual or within an organised group. Online and telephone workshops are available for both individual and group bookings. Face-to-face workshops are only available for group bookings and to those most in need. Group bookings can be between 5 to 15 people.

Bronte Spirit: Haworth Old School Room

The Bronte Spirit manages the letting and maintenance of the old School Room Haworth. Make a booking at

Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Meditation and positive thinking classes for everybody in Keighley and the surrounding area, including Shipley, Burnley, Settle, Otley, and Bradford.

We also run a community cafe called the World Peace Cafe in Keighley, open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. The cafe serves vegetarian snacks and light meals plus speciality teas, coffees and home made cakes at a reasonable price to the general public, and is also a place for people to volunteer and help out.

Please visit our website for all the dates, times and places of all our classes, courses, meditation workshops and retreats.

As a voluntary organisation, we rely upon the energetic support from members who form part of the wider community. This local community is a vital part of every activity so there are plenty of opportunities to lend a helping hand. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

Burley-in-Wharfedale Community Trust

The Trust owns the Scalebor Park Sports Pavilion and the Corn Mill Pond. We lease the Pudding Tree and Jubilee Gardens and the Scalebor Park Playing Field.

We are responsible for all the above assets and we also help fund the annual drainage maintenance at Scalebor Park Playing Field.

Our main activities include the organisation of the Annual Duck Race and Teas in the Park (with help from the Guides).

We also organise and fund (with help from the Parish Council) the Christmas Lights and the Christmas Market and Craft Market

The Wharfedale Wombles litter collections have now become part of a regular feature in the village and is supported by the Trust and run by one of our Trustees.

We also maintain and upgrade the Burley in Wharfedale village website with its valuable village diary and list of local clubs, organisations and businesses.

All Burley residents are invited to join the Trust for a small annual fee (£12 for Individuals, £18 Family, £150 for Individual Life membership). Members are also entitled to attend and vote at the AGM each January, and to stand for election as a Trustee.

Burley-in-Wharfedale Men's Shed

​Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. Activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, such as woodworking & DIY but with activities for groups of men to enjoy together.

They help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun, providing an opportunity for men in the local area to connect socially, make new friends, share and learn new skills, and gain knowledge.

We have wellbeing at the centre of what we try to do.

Simply drop by, enjoy a chat, tea or coffee, and in our case, some bacon butties!

We're usually here in Grange Park on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month between 10am to 12pm

Buttershaw St Paul's A O D S

Adult society produces musical shows each year and Junior section also produces one show. St Winefrides Catholic Primary School used as a venue but contact should be made to secretary of society.
Anyone welcome who is interested in amateur dramatics.

Our next main production is… GUYS AND DOLLS, at St George’s Hall, Bradford, week commencing 21st January 2024 follow us on Facebook to get updates

BYO Bradford

Bangladeshi Youth Organisation Bradford is a youth and community centre running services for all ages including:

Youth clubs and holiday activities for children
Adult exercise classes
ESOL and Talk English classes
Food parcels
Social group for older men

For latest updates on activities at the centre, see our Facebook page

Cafe West Healthy Living Centre

Cafe West is a vibrant Healthy Living Centre situated in the heart of Allerton and Lower Grange. It focuses on promoting health and wellbeing in a warm and friendly environment. Its key aim is to reduce health inequalities through the provision of a range of activities, projects and ‘one to one support for all our residents.

Classes, activities and services are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs and interests of the community in an effort to continually improve standards of health and wellbeing. If there is a class or service which you believe will help achieve this aim, please tell us. We want to work together to improve our community and its quality of life.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm (Cafe open until 2.30pm)
Fridays 8.30am to 1pm (Cafe open until 1pm)
Saturdays We are closed (Apart from booked events/activities)
Sundays We are closed (Apart from booked events/activities)

Times do not include evening or weekend classes.

Cancer Research UK: Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees Fundraising Team

We support people, Business and Clubs who are fundraising for Cancer Research UK by providing a local contact who can help them every step of the way. We cover call BD, HX & HD postcode areas.

Cancer Support Yorkshire

A small independent charity providing practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer.

If you, or someone you know is affected by cancer, contact us today to see how we can help.

We are here for you Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Telephone 01274 776688, or email

Canterbury Imagine

Canterbury Imagine is a small charity that aims to improve reading skills and access to books for children aged under 5 in the Canterbury and Manningham areas of Bradford.

Children aged under 5 who live in an eligible postcode can receive a free, age-appropriate book through the post every month from birth until their 5th birthday. They build up their own 'library' of quality books at home.

The charity does this through the international Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and you can check your postcode at If your postcode is eligible, the postcode checker will take you to the sign up link to register your child.

Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families, and Midland Road Nursery School and Children's Centre can help parents to register their children.

Capital of Cycling

Capital of Cycling is a charity that works cooperatively to the help grow cycling in Bradford. We run riding and maintenance lessons, recycle bikes and provide support and advice to community groups. We use our resources and skills to support a range of projects where cycling can offer part of a solution to community or environmental needs. We are not a bike shop, but we do have lots of bikes!

Our new city-centre venue is on Rawson Road, behind the Oastler Market (opposite The Bazaar) – here we have a maintenance workshop and our offices. We also run cycling lessons in an un-used floor of the car park above.

We run volunteering sessions and work with a range of partners and groups in providing bikes, delivering public engagement events and providing venues for meetings and activities, which can help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Bradford.

Current projects include gifting bikes to refugees and offering training to local youth groups and support for community groups in deprived parts of the District.

Care @ Carers' Resource

We aim to provide a responsive, person-centred personalised support package to enhance and enrich the quality of people’s lives, with the highest possible quality of professional care. We promote independence and wellbeing, ensuring users and carers’ rights come first. We provide a range of services which promote:
Equality, diversity, opportunity and choice.

The support we provide is based on a assessment of the individual’s needs. The Registered Manager/Care Co-Ordinator will assess and discuss your requirements, listening to your needs. They will explain the service and the information pack, discuss consent and care plans. The service will be tailor-made to your requirements whilst respecting your wishes throughout, developing the care plan together. We will seek to match you with one or more Support Workers and pride ourselves in ensuring continuity of care by providing the same support workers. This creates stronger relationships with the person, carer and families and assists in giving peace of mind.

Care@carersresource offers a wide range of services to individuals over 18 with:
physical disabilities
sensory loss, including those with dual sensory impairment
mental health problems
learning disabilities

As we have provided care in the local community for many years – and understand the challenges facing someone trying to navigate the care maze at the point they think they might need care for themselves or a loved one – it’s our job to make this as easy as possible.

Home care is usually planned as a series of daily visits at agreed times across the day. Our service aim is to uphold the person’s dignity, privacy, independence and security at all times. If you need help with personal care we can provide assistance and our service can be flexible to reflect a person’s social activities. These visits can include the following as a guide:

Getting in and out of bed
Personal care: bathing, washing, catheter care, continence management
Personal grooming – help with dressing or undressing , hair and teeth care
Mobility assistance – all our staff are trained to use equipment and adaptations
Medication assistance – from a basic prompt to more comprehensive support

Carers' Resource: Bradford

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability. A carer may even be juggling paid work with caring responsibilities at home. Carers have a tough job – it can mean unrelenting pressure, little chance to relax and a lot of worry.

Carers’ Resource provides support for carers no matter what their age, race, religion or needs. Visit our website: to find out what support we can offer you as a carer or if you work with carers.

If you, or someone you know, has recently become a carer and would like to talk to someone, please get in touch.
Our freephone Advice Line is staffed by local teams to provide advice , guidance and support.
Call on 0808 501 5939 Monday to Friday 10am-4pm.

How can we help? Carers’ Resource can provide:
Someone to listen who understands
Help with form-filling
Advice about getting a break and who can help
Advice about employment and training
Planning advice for emergencies
A carer card
An informative newsletter
Advice about maintaining your own
wellbeing and looking after yourself
Groups and events for carers to socialise
and support one another in a relaxed setting
Advice on hospital, GP and social care services

Please get in touch.

Carers' Resource: Home From Hospital

Going home after a spell in hospital can be a daunting prospect for many patients. After proving its success and securing investment from the local NHS, the Home from Hospital Service has been able to broaden the scope of the scheme to include adults of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale. Following discharge, the Home from Hospital team helps patients with their immediate needs, such as making sure they have food and checking heating and lighting. Additional support has included escorted shopping trips to build confidence, help with understanding medication routines, organising safe and sound alarms, benefits guidance and signposting to support groups.

Carers' Resource: Worth Connecting

Teaching basic digital skills for those over 55 years.

Online and in locations across Bradford district including Keighley, Bingley and Ilkley.


Centre Resolution Conflicts (CRC)

CRC serves all communities of Bradford District, mainly the Refugee Communities, but also, through the Internet, all community’s victims of conflict around the world.

Our mission is to let people know that we are different but obliged to live and work together, by “creating a peaceful and safe space for the restoration of the wholeness, spiritually, emotionally, and physically”.

The group is led by the same spirit of contributing to the peaceful and multicultural community as a nice place to live in communal harmony.
CRC was co-founded originally in the DRC in 1993 by Kongosi and Ben Mussanzi wa Mussangu, who, at that time, were working at the ‘Centre Médical Evangélique’ (CME) of Nyankunde-Bunia. But since Mussanzi Family fled to the UK as refugees, they found that human beings are the same everywhere. This is why they set up recently the UK version of CRC based in Bradford.

Cinema Organ Society

A charity which caters for everyone interested in organ music as entertainment. Aims to promote the highest standards of theatre organ performance, presentation and technical skill. Advises on theatre organ installation, encourages tuition of aspiring players, seeks to support the work of other groups. Membership by application. AGM November each year. Organ concerts and other events using the society's Wurlitzer Pipe Organ take place at Victoria Hall, Saltaire and are open to the public. Please see website for details.

Citizens Advice Bradford and Airedale and Bradford Law Centre

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Through our national network of charities, we give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

As well as the main office in Bradford city centre, there are outreach advice sessions at other venues. Find out where you can get advice in Bradford district at