We hosted the #bradfordcares forum meeting on 21st September, which brought together a coalition of organisations and individuals working to reduce rough sleeping and begging in Bradford. The new campaign which is due to launch this month aims to improve cooperation among local agencies who are dedicated to supporting this client group but most importantly aims to raise public awareness about the issues surrounding begging in the inner city and surrounding areas of Bradford by empowering people to consider giving in positive ways through the new street support/bradford website.

The “kinder ways to give” campaign will consist of a few planned days of action where different organisations will be encouraged to get involved, working with outreach workers to engage the public and raise awareness.

To find out more the campaign and ways you can get involved, please find the street support website below.

https://streetsupport.net/bradford/

On Thursday 13th July, the Millside Centre hosted (CRC) Conflict Resolutions Centre’s 10th year anniversary with lots of speakers and great testimonials of the positive impact the organisation has made in the city of Bradford. Since its inception in the DR Congo, this community-led initiative was set up in response to the tension felt by different communities in the UK and tries to promote peace and harmony in our multi-cultural society which in turn breaks down barriers and facilitates peace and understanding . The organisation serves the needs of all communities by running adequate and appropriate peace and conflict-resolution training to community groups, organisations and businesses and provides tools, knowlege and practical means of knowing what to do when conflicts arise.

CRC is now working on a Diaspora Integration Awareness (DIA) project that will endeavour to help refugee and host communities find better ways of engaging and tackling some of the problems and fear each side face. To find out more about CRC Bradford, click on the link below:

http://www.cr-conflict.org/

 

THERE’S a buzz of excitement around the Goitside area of Bradford as a new community centre for use by vulnerable people in the district nears completion.

Just over 15 months ago a Big Lottery Fund grant of almost £750,000 was awarded to Christian charity Reach Beyond, whose patron is the Right Reverend Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford.