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.

Please see below the Centre’s current weekly timetable. For more information please call 01274 409 661 or email: info@millsidecentre.org to find out more.

MONDAY:

Rohingya ESOL – 11:00am – 12pm

We are so pleased to be working in partnership with AROUK, the Rohingya organisation based in Bradford supporting Rohingya refugees. Did you know that Bradford has one of the largest Rohingya communities in Europe? James and Joanna, an amazing couple who worked with the Rohingya community in South East Asia are currently teaching a 10 week ESOL class for Rohingyan ladies, building confidence and trust through a fun learning environment.

Job Club – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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. This session is back face-to-face at the centre but clients have to be referred and be booked in for an appointment before attending. Please contact Our Job Club Supervisor Maqsood Khan on 07702254130 or email maqsudkhan@hotmail.com to refer any new clients to us or to find out more.

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 or contact the Move on Service led by a team at Bradford Council for newly granted refugees please contact 07970414362/ 07970924368 for appointments only.

Welcome Cafe – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Come and experience delicious homemade food from around the world at the Welcome Cafe. This project is funded by Bradford Council working in partnership with Bradford College to train refugees and asylum seekers in catering, learning basic food hygiene, cooking, customer service and giving them the right skills to build confidence, reduce isolation and become more employable. Sit down and take away options available, card payment only. There’s no need to book, just turn up and we’d love to serve you.

Peer Support Group: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

We are working with the Cellar Trust to run an 8 week peer support group for anyone who has or is currently struggling with mental health distress and need welcoming, supportive group a safe space to talk about how they are feeling, explore coping strategies but also most importantly promote self-care, growth and resiliency. Next cohort begins on Tuesday 2nd November, please call 01274 409661 or email info@millsidecentre.org to find out more or refer someone.

WEDNESDAY:

Welcome Cafe – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Cafe run by asylum seekers and refugees serving delicious world food to the public.

THURSDAY:

Knitting Group: 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Do you want to learn how to knit and crotchet but do not know how? Are you a woman living in Bradford, feeling isolated and in need of a safe space to meet people and learn a new skill? Come along to our knitting group for women of all backgrounds, beginners are most welcome. There are so many benefits of knitting for overall health and wellbeing including lowered blood pressure, reduced depression and anxiety and reduced loneliness and isolation. Come and try it for yourself.

Our Millside Voices community choir has moved online due to lockdown, we are now working closely with a local care home to facilitate sing along sessions for their residents. During the Covid-19 pandemic, people living in care homes have been especially isolated and lacking creative outlets that is easy and safe to access. Online Song-Sessions for Care Homes aims to provide a valuable feeling of social interaction through the medium of music and singing. Sing with Me will be weekly, hour-long online Zoom music singalong session to be broadcast in Formations Care Home, Bradford.

Welcome Cafe – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Cafe run by asylum seekers and refugees serving delicious world food to the public.

‘We are tomorrow’ is the Millside youth project focusing on confidence building, exploring of dreams and a platform to speak up about issues that affect them and learn new skills. They meet every Thursday at 5pm – 6pm at Millside centre. Please get in touch with our Youth Engagement Officer Stefanie for more info: 07458305079 or sdletissier@millsidecentre.org

FRIDAY:

Ladies’ Fitness Session – 10:30am – 11:30am

It’s time to prioritise your health and wellbeing. Exercise can help improve mood, control your weight, boost energy and promote better sleep. This fitness session is open to all women of all backgrounds, shapes and all abilities. Call 01274 409661 to find out more or sign up.

Good Food, Good Health! – 11:30pm -1pm

Free nutrition advice by a trained dietician focusing on healthy eating, information on cardiovascular disease, understanding diabetes type 2 and pre-diabetes. She will also help you to discover some alternatives to takeaways, teach you how to cook on a budget and help you develop more positive behaviours in relation to food. Please be aware that this session will be taking part on alternative Fridays starting from 22nd October. Please call or email us to find out more about referral processes.