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.
The centre’s full schedule includes:
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. We are also stressing to them the health risks but continuing to support those actively searching for jobs, every Monday 1pm – 3pm
Please contact Maqsood Khan on 07702254130 or email email@example.com to refer any new clients to us.
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
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. Start date TBC.
The Settled Status drop-in is back at Millside from 9:30am – 1pm, run by Hope Housing, a local charity that aims to fight homelessness in Bradford. Due to Brexit all Europeans living in the UK (those that have been living here 1 day and those that have been here 20 years) will need to apply for Settled Status. Europeans who have been living in the UK for 5 years should be entitled to Settled Status, which will then give them rights similar to a British National and they will be entitled to UK benefits, the same as a British National would. Those that have been in the UK for less than 5 years will get pre-settled status, which will currently give them similar rights to what they already have. Come along to our drop-in to get help with applying for Settled Status.
‘We are tomorrow’ is the new 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 on zoom or social distanced in the centre or at the Park. Please get in touch with our Youth Engagement Officer Stefanie for more info: 07458305079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our refugee Welcome Cafe may not be open to the public during this lockdown but we have been busy cooking a two course hot meal for some of our destitute asylum seekers and refugee individuals and families, working in close partnership with InnChurches who deliver fresh fruits and veg and other food items which we use to pack additional food parcels to keep people going. City Valley Church have provided a dedicated team of volunteers to deliver hot meals and other essential items to our destitute refugee and asylum seeking families. Our volunteers are always excited to have this weekly opportunity to consistently show up, intentionally build relationship with those who are extremely and isolated during this time which is making a huge difference. If you know any asylum seekers in Bradford area needing this support, please contact us for more information.
Families Forward, based at Millside on alternate Saturdays dedicated to helping parents and children cope with the aftermath of separation and divorce. Our expert team of social workers and experienced project workers have many years of experience in helping children maintain their relationship with the parents or relative who does not live with them.
We offer a range of services to families undergoing stress or experiencing breakdown. Our main service is helping children to cope with the impact of family breakdown, caused by their parents’ separation or divorce, and we offer a range of services to enable children to have contact with a parent in a neutral and relaxed environment. For referrals or to find out more info please visit their website: http://www.familiesforward.org.uk/who-are-we/bradford