What we offer

We work in partnership with a number of strategic organisations, agencies and community groups, as well as individuals who are passionate about supporting vulnerable people in our community and equipping them with the right tools to thrive despite the many challenges they may be facing.

The centre’s full schedule includes:

MONDAY 

Stay & Play: Under 5’s – 10am – 12pm.

We facilitate a range of services to meet the needs of local children from birth to five years and their families. We aim to improve the health and well-being for children and young people to ensure they grow up happy, active and safe.

Talk English – 10am – 12pm

The main aim of the Talk English is to help individuals improve their language skills, access services and get more involved in the community. It’s a pre-entry level class for beginers which then leads to ESOL level 1 and 2 and completes with Functional Skills.

Job Club – 1pm – 3pm

Are you unemployed and looking for a job? Come along to our Job Club drop in every Monday to get help with setting up an email, CV building, help with job applications and much more. Our Job Club supervisor will provide 1-2-1 support and will advise and motivate each client to identify their skills and write down their goal, increasing their confidence and encouraging them to apply for volunteering, education, training and job opportunities.

Andy’s Man Club – 7pm – 9pm

Andy’s Man Club is a support group for men aged 18 and above to come together, have a brew and get anything off their chest. It’s a totally non-judgemental and confidential safe space. No referrals needed. Just turn up and know #ITSOKAYTOTALK

TUESDAY

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support – 10am – 2pm

The British Red Cross runs a drop in session to support destitute asylum seekers by offering emergency food and clothing to those facing severe hardship. They also help refugees to access services and offer friendly advice to the most vulnerable, particularly to new arrivals and failed asylum seekers as well as dealing with family reunification.

WEDNESDAY – 

English Conversation Class – 10am – 11:30am  

A women’s English class that aims to develop confidence, fluency and understanding in listening and speaking English to others. Each session contains songs and rhymes to develop rhythm in speaking English. This class is perfect for beginners, but unfortunately has no crèche.

Bradford Family Support Network (BFSN) – 10:30am – 2pm 

A variety of help and support for parents with children under 5 years, which also includes help with filling-in forms, cooking, crafts, meeting and making friends. BFSN are all about developing relationships and building community in a fun, engaging and safe environment.

Nestledown Avenue (women only) – 12pm – 3pm

A weekly creative workshop in mixed media (printmaking, bookmaking, quilling etc.) for women who have been victims of domestic abuse. A safe space to meet new people and learn a new skill.

Millside Voices – 1:30pm – 3pm

Do you love to sing or want to learn? Enjoy meeting new people? Come and experience an uplifting weekly singing session that promotes mental and physical well-being in a safe environment. Join us as we learn songs in different languages and from different parts of the world. Tea and cake provided will be provided each week.

THURSDAY

Ladies’ Knitting Group  –  10am – 12pm 

Do you like to knit or want to learn? Would you like to meet other ladies and make new friends? Come and join our friendly group of ladies from all nations. We learn, knit, chat, and have fun together. Beginners are also welcomed.

Level 1 Beauty Therapy Course – 9:30am – 3pm

A 32 weeks course for anyone wanting to take the first step into the exciting industry of beauty. The session is run by Salma’s Beauty Beauty Academy and is delivered with a mix of practical and theory work covering units such as eye treatments, waxing, facial, manicure and pedicure treatments. The course is assessed by practical observations, written exams and assignments.

FRIDAY

Hidden Voices – 10am – 4pm 

Hidden Voices help to reduce triggers and strengthen your resolve to reduce harmful substances by building confidence and self-esteem in order to promote positive change. Some of these steps include smart recovery, life skills coaching, progress coaching, cook and eat sessions and a creative hub. Please call us for more information about any of these sessions.

SUNDAY

Bradford Community Kitchen –  3pm – 5pm

Bradford Community Kitchen provides hot food, puddings and hot drinks to homeless people every Sunday in the centre and have a heart to feed and support the most vulnerable and needy in the community.

 

For more information about any of these services or find out about volunteering opportunities – please email us directly at: info@millsidecentre.org

To download the client referral form, click here.