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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 14th June 2019, 10:30am – 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.

Empowering Mothers Against Radicalisation and Grooming programme funded by Home office and Bradford council was well received last year. This year the project has been re commissioned for 6 areas Bradford District. We are looking to work with your organisation and Mothers you engage with. Below you can find further details of the project and its outcomes.

The Millside is running the course beginning on Thursday 15th November, 10am -12pm.

  • 6 week programme
  • 2 hours per week
  • 15-20 Mothers
  • Women only project- Mothers
  • A light refreshment will be provided each week.

Aim:

  • To Empower Mothers to stand against Radicalisation and Grooming.
  • Support mothers to know how fast digital world is moving and its dangers
  • To safeguard children and young people on line form Radicalisation and Grooming. Equip mother with the practical skills to understand Internet and its uses.
  • To know signs and symptoms of Radicalisation and on line grooming, address and implant key procedures in how to challenge and address thus.
  • To implement theory into practice to Engage with your children through communication and dialogue, having the confidence to be committed to protecting your children.
  • To Engage, Educate and Inspire Mothers to stand against on line Radicalisation and Extremism recruitment.

Outcomes:

  1. Raise awareness on internet, social media and its influence
  2. Understand Radicalisation and how young people may be manipulated
  3. Identify signs and symptoms of vulnerability
  4. Understand models of engagement to safeguard young people

To book a place, participants must contact the Millside Centre directly to secure a place on the course by contacting us on 01274 409 661 or info@millsidecentre.org

We are delighted to host SOOP’s first book, Stories On Our Plate: Recipes and Conversations. The book brings together 12 chefs based in London, each with personal recipes and food stories to share. It reveals the diverse influences and experiences that shape our food, featuring dishes influenced by Middle Eastern, Asian, African Mexican, and European cuisines.

Our Food Stories project explored how the cooking and eating of food is also the social fabric that underpins our lives. Food holds a unique yet often under-appreciated role in our communities to celebrate differences and realise our shared interests. In this panel event you will hear extracts of mouth-watering recipes, the fascinating stories behind them, and insights into how you could be involved in making a book of this kind.

The talk will be held at the Millside Community Centre, in the main event room.

Attendees will be welcomed by 6pm where a light buffet will be served. The panel talk will begin at approximately 7pm.

To register for the event, please follow the link below and we look forward to seeing you here.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-on-our-plate-recipes-and-conversations-tickets-48418276368

Reach Beyond are looking for a person with drive, initiative and enthusiasm to engage with and support local residents and community organisations and link them to the Millside Centre in Bradford so that they might benefit directly from the various services and activities on offer there. They will visit and befriend local people and families in their homes, identify needs and signpost residents to relevant services, as well as develop a team of volunteers who can offer basic advice and advocacy. The Outreach Worker will also play a role in identifying gaps in services and collecting evidence for future services and funding opportunities.

This role is for 20 hours per week based at the Millside Centre in Grattan Road, Bradford, and an enhanced DBS check will be required for working with vulnerable adults and children.

You can download the full job description here, and the application form here.

If you would like an informal chat about this role before applying, please contact Furaha on 01274 409661.

Millside Centre Team.