What’s On (community groups & services)

Bradford Health Map – This map highlights local voluntary and community services that support health and wellbeing. Each area of coverage contains an up-to-date list of Bradford community groups that can assist people with various issues.  Simply click on your area for more information.

A Map of Community Centres in Bradford – click on this link for a list of community centres and community spaces in Bradford.  It’s surprising how much there is on offer but people just don’t realise it.   Anyway, take a peek and see what your local community space has to offer you.

City of Bradford District Council’s  ‘Search for a Service’ – if you want to know what’s available in Bradford, just type a search term into this simple neat little webpage.  Search on terms like Domestic Violence, Teenage Parents, Home Care and so on.

Advice Services from DIVA– DIVA provides a whole host of advice about benefits, housing, immigration, employment rights and more.   The advice is free, independent, confidential, impartial and quality assured.

  • Support and self-help groups
  • Community centres
  • Sports and leisure clubs
  • Campaign groups
  • Local non-profit bodies
  • Advice centres
  • Branches of national charities

HALE project – The HALE (Health Action Local Engagement) project offers courses and resources on a variety of topics like general well being, eating better, exercising, sexual health, alcohol awareness, oral health and much more.

Home from Hospital – this document provides details regarding voluntary and community help with returning to health after a stay in hospital.  It includes things like transport, social support, odd jobs and much more.

Feeling Isolated and Alone? – Here’s a information sheet that lists all the various activities available in Bradford to help you feel less isolated and more alive.  This document lists support for older people experiencing social isolation.  Sometimes a period of illness or bereavement can leave you feeling trapped at home, or caring duties can make it difficult to get out and can leave you feeling like no-one understands what you are going through. Over time this can start to damage your physical and mental health. It is never too late to discover new interests and friendships.

Mental Health – life these days is full of stresses.   Learn how to manage them better and how to get the balance back into your life.  Mental health refers to keeping a healthy brain – it does not mean that you’re mental or mad in any way.  It is about how we cope with life’s stresses and strains. We all haves days when small things feel overwhelming and we need some help and support. Our mental health is affected by a number of factors including social, economic, environmental and biological causes. It is also influenced by our ability to talk about problems and find the right kinds of support.

Domestic Violence – One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence is “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality”. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, it is important to get help – it is a horrible thing to endure.  Often, the perpetrator (the person who hits out) can be nice one moment and violent the next.   The victim often develops bad thoughts which are simply not true – for example, blaming themselves for their partner’s behaviour or convincing themselves that one day, their partner will change.    We know domestic violence is common in the elderly too – please don’t put up with it.  And please don’t feel embarrassed.  Please pluck up the courage to click on this document.  It could be the first step to your new life

Long Term Conditions – There are around 15 million people in England with long-term conditions (Source: Dept of Health). Living with a long-term condition can feel like a daily battle to overcome pain, or physical or mental barriers. It is important to know that you do not need to fight alone. There are many groups in the local area that can provide emotional and practical support, which is tailored to the needs of individuals with long- term conditions.

Getting help with transport – This document details projects that are able to support people in the local area who struggle to get out due to difficulties accessing transport because of physical or financial barriers.

Support for Weight Loss & Exercise – Losing weight and gaining fitness can have many different benefits to your physical and mental health. Achieving a healthy weight can reduce your risk of a range of medical complications. However, it is not always as easy as deciding to exercise more or eat sensibly: the help of a group of like-minded people can support you to make lasting changes that improve your health and wellbeing.

Money, Housing & Legal advice – Research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has shown that debt can be a root cause of many physical and mental health problems (2009). Legal, money or housing problems can all have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing. It is important to know that there is free, confidential and impartial advice available to help.  This document details what is available in our area.

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