Although Millside Centre is closed due to Coronavirus, we are continuing to provide ongoing practical and emotional support to service users who are isolating and in need of support. We work with very vulnerable clients who already had multiple needs prior to this pandemic so our main priority is to keep them connected via phone calls, WhatsApp groups in order to reduce isolation, identify needs and using our social media platforms we are sharing relevant and useful information to help our wider community to be better informed, look after themselves and seek advice & help.

For more information email us on info@millsidecentre.org or call 07914157352

MONDAY:

Stay and Play @ Home

Our amazing volunteer Joy has been sharing some lovely stories of courage and strength with our Stay and Play families and their toddlers from home every Monday morning to help them feel a part of the Millside family. Some of these will be uploaded on our YouTube channel for others to access in the future.

Job Club with Maqsood:

We are continuing to provide employability sessions for those still wanting to access our job club from home such as CV building, help with Job search, job applications, interview techniques and goal setting as well as mentoring support. Every Monday 1pm – 3pm

Please contact Maqsood Khan on 07702254130 or email maqsudkhan@hotmail.com to refer any new clients to us.

ANDY’S MAN CLUB

Andy’s Man Club, a supportive talking group for men have moved their clubs online during this period. If you know of any men over 18 who may be struggling with their mental health and would like to give it a go, please email info@andysmanclub.co.uk

TUESDAY:

British Red Cross asylum seeker and refugee support drop-in is closed but if you have any enquiry or support, please contact 07872007819/ 07921403672

Move On Service for newly granted refugees please contact Bradford Council for appointments on 07582 109320

WEDNESDAY:

With the help of Fuzzy Jones our singing facilitator, we are bringing you Millside Voices online sessions every Wednesday as a perfect mid-week singalong to lift your spirits and bring joy to your hearts. Why not invite your whole family to join in?

THURSDAY:

Hope Housing are continuing to people needing help with their EU Settled Status applications over the phone and are also still assessing new homeless people. Please 01274 900764 for more info or email

FRIDAY:

We know people are missing our new Welcome café so have committed to sharing some simple and affordable recipes inspired by the cafe for services users and members of the public to try at home. Follow our Millside YouTube channel here for more updates: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0GBQQKsVF7Il7zVUGe34w?view_as=subscriber

Bradford Community Kitchen who usually feed the homeless on Sundays at Millside are now distributing food packs for elderly people who are in isolation across Bradford every Mon – Friday from 10am – 8pm. If you know anyone who may benefit from this service please contact Abdul and BCK team on 07888693196

Empowered Steps

Inspire Yourself Personal Coaching is offering a FREE six weeks life coaching sessions to support and encourage women who have experienced domestic violence to build their self confidence and self belief. Nina, the coach has personal experience of domestic violence and aims to use her knowledge to guide and empower women through the programme to take practical and personal steps to a better future.

SIMPLE EFFECTIVE TOOLS/ DEVELOP RESILIENCE/ OVERCOME BARRIERS

STARTS ON Friday 28th February 2020, 10:15am – 12:30pm

Millside Centre, 131 Grattan road, BD1 2HS.

 

To refer yourself or a client, please contact Nina on:

Mob: 07426330933

Email: inspireyourselfpcoaching@outlook.com

We are hosting a mental health awareness day for young people aged 14+ with the purpose of providing them a platform to openly discuss their mental health, share their experiences and find out about the diverse community based mental health services they can access. We will have guest speakers representing different organisations attending who will be sharing their expertise and there will be a number of workshops to engage, stimulate and address young people’s mental health but also empower them to express themselves around various themes and topics. Why not start the New Year prioritising your mental health?

Please see the programme of the day below:

11:30am – Arrival and refreshments

11:45am – 12:20pm – Welcome and introduce guest speakers

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Workshops including managing stress, prioritising self care and a music and lyric writing workshop

1:30pm – Lunch break

2pm – Speaker’s Corner Collective panel discussion with Q&A

2:30pm – Live performance

2:50pm – Evaluation and Feedback

3pm- END

 

To RSVP, please follow our Eventbrite link here and invite your friends to come along too.

For more information, please do not hesitate contact us on 01274 409 661 or email us: info@millsidecentre.org

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Shipley College to run a Level 1 Employability Skills course.

This is a 5 weeks course that will cover mindset, managing your time and CV writing. If you are unemployed, looking for a new challenge and want to pick up a new skill to help you get closer to securing a job then this course is for you. The course is fully funded and FREE for anyone accessing any benefits.

The course will begin on Friday 8th Nov 2019, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

For more information or to register, please contact us on 01274 409661 or email info@millsidecentre.org

We are hiring!

Could you be our Administration Assistant?

This is a part-time role providing admin support to the Centre Manager and ensuring the successful day-to-day running of the centre which provides services and activities for this diverse community.

Download the job description here: https://bit.ly/2SzhaW6 and the application form here: https://bit.ly/2JNSPcz

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Millside Centre Team

On June 23rd a feisty crew of 17 daring shipmates took to the waters to compete against other charity teams as part of the 2019 Bradford Dragon Boat Festival. The Magnificent Millside Mallards raised much-needed funds for our community centre which works to serve vulnerable people in inner-city Bradford and helps them to improve their lives.

Our team was made up of staff, volunteers and friends/supporters of Millside who all worked very hard and despite only having had one training, they came 23rd out of 39. We would like to thank each of them for giving their time, efforts and energy towards our cause and for all who have given so far. There’s still time to sponsor us on our JustGiving page here. Thank you in advance for your generosity and we look forward to taking part again next year.

We are delighted to finally reveal our first ever summer program for children and young people.

The Millside Summer Mix is 5 weeks of food, fun and creativity, designed especially for kids who receive free school meals. We are so excited to work in partnership with some amazing and passionate and volunteers providers who will be delivering these workshops.

All sessions are FREE for you to drop in, except for our Cook & Eat session which has limited spaces so cal us now to book your space. Please also note that all children must be accompanied by an adult, except for the Youth Cafe and Creative writing/Radio Production. To see the full list of the summer program please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you here at Millside.

Inspire Yourself personal coaching is offering a FREE six weeks sessions to support and encourage women who have experienced domestic violence to build their self confidence and self belief.

Nina, the coach has personal experience of domestic violence and will use her knowledge to guide and empower women through the programme to take practical and personal steps to a better future.

SIMPLE EFFECTIVE TOOLS/ DEVELOP RESILIENCE/ OVERCOME BARRIERS

STARTS ON Friday 28th February 2020, 10:15am – 12:30pm

Millside Centre, 131 Grattan road, BD1 2HS.

 

To refer yourself or a client, please contact Nina on:

Mob: 07426330933

Email: inspireyourselfpcoaching@outlook.com

 

 

The ladies and volunteers from the Wednesday English class had a great outing to Ilkley a few months back. We went on the train from Foster Square Station, feeling very proud as each person was able to ask for their ticket.

We saw and described the changing scenery on our journey, arriving just in time for coffee at the very welcoming Christchurch Cafe.  We commented on the individually decorated  china cups and saucers.  We just looked in the window at The Betty’s tearooms and admired their window display. We walked down through the covered pavillion, posing for a group photo on the  Victorian staircase. We then had a fantastic spread for  our care and share lunch. Most people were able to sample something new, from tuna sandwiches to  fruits and vegetables. Not forgetting the chips and maderia cake.  We then walked by the river and greeted the ducks. We even had time to visit a charity shop on the way back to the station, where some were able to treat themselves.  We arrived back in Bradford just as it had stopped raining and were able to walk back across town through the familiar shopping precinct and near to where some of our ladies lived. All in all a very enjoyable day!

Written by Jill O’Donnell (Women’s English Conversation Class Volunteer)

Join Millside Voices, our singing for wellbeing group for some fun and festive carol singing. We will be singing some traditional songs complimented with songs from around the world that promote peace and togetherness.

Wednesday 12th December, 1:30pm -3:30pm

Tea and cakes will be served after! All welcome.