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.

Family Centre (Bradford Family Support Network) – 10:30am – 1pm 

A variety of help and support for parents with children under 5 years, which also includes craft making, supporting families, activities & trips and home visits. BFSN are all about developing relationships and building community in a fun, engaging and safe environment.

Creative English – 1pm – 3pm

Creative English uses drama, puppets and games to teach English to those with very few or no language skills. Scenarios are inspired by real life and have soap opera style story lines that run from week to week. Come and laugh your way to confident English. Learners have to be 18+ and this is a mixed group (male and female).

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.

Empowering Minds Course – 10am – 12pm 

We are running a 6 weeks course on ‘Empowering Mothers Against Grooming and Radicalisation’ in collaboration with Empowering Minds, West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council. This bespoke workshop will explore techniques to use and understand the internet, explore signs and symptoms of online grooming and radicalisation and explore online safeguarding tools. Mothers only session.

Bake a Difference 12pm – 2pm

We are running a 4 week introduction to baking course in partnership with Shipley College running up to Christmas to help beginners learn a new skills and perfect their baking skills. This course is currently full and not a drop in.

FRIDAY

(Change, Life coaching and Starting point are all run by Hidden Voices who describe themselves as ‘champions of change in the lives of vulnerable people’)

Life Coaching – 10am – 12pm 

Make changes, set goals and create the life you want, move forward with focus and clarity.

Change 10am -12pm

Challenge unhelpful behaviours, make small changes and see the difference.

Starting Point- 12pm -2pm

Prepare and eat lunch in a relaxed non-judgemental environment and prepare to take the first steps to self-care.

Job Club – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

The Cellar Trust are running a job club drop in every Friday afternoon to help people take the right steps towards employment, help includes job search, CV development, online applications, interview techniques and careers advise.

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.