Youth Project

Our ‘We are Tomorrow’ youth group team are now having their sessions here at the centre socially distanced every Thursday at 5pm. We would still appreciate if more young people join this project. If you know any young people aged 15 – 19 who would like to join in email stefanie@millsidecentre.org or call: 07458305079. Some great activities are lined up to engage and equip our young people in these difficult times.

We have in partnership with City Valley Church volunteers continued to deliver food parcels and warm clothing to our vulnerable clients. We are humbled by their dedication to this project and pray a special blessing upon their lives!

We are proud to announce to you that our Refugee Café Students were able to sit for their Level 2 Food Hygiene Assessment exam in December and passed considering how difficult the year turned out to be. The students have played a vital role in the preparing of the hot meals that were delivered to our vulnerable clients both families and individuals as part of their practical classes

As part of Black History Month We Are Tomorrow (Millside youth) would like to invite you and any young people you work with to a conversation with Penny from the Racial Justice Network.

It is this Thursday at 5 – 6pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81245256488?pwd=NGZtM2xkdE5FR2dWeVhJaUNCL0NNQT09

 Meeting ID: 812 4525 6488

Passcode: 174234

Please send this invitation further if you think of anyone that would be interested or send out the flyer in your youth WhatsApp groups etc.

The Millside Centre is slowly opening to provide vital support for vulnerable people during the covid19 pandemic, with a hybrid of online and face-to-face services. Please click here for the list of services that are resuming or continuing to run following government guidelines and restrictions to ensure the safety of our staff, partners and volunteers.

 

What We Offer

 

For more information email us on info@millsidecentre.org or call 01274 409 661

 

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

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.

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)

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

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.