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Advice & Helplines Charities and Support Groups Charities and Support Groups
Age Concern Alanon Cancer Support Centre
Alcoholics Anonymous Alzheimers Disease Society Canterbury Partnership
Benefits Agency Bradford South Ardenlea Marie Curie Cellar Project
Benefits Agency Bradford West Athritis Care Contact a Family
Benefits Agency Enquiry Line
Disabilities
Ardwyn House - social club for
the mentally handicapped
Contact 1-to-1 Support
Service
Bradford Bridge Project Arthritis research campain Fairweather Project
Bradford Law Centre Barnardos Families anonymous
Bradford Nightstop Bereaved Parents Link Family Services Unit
Bradford Racial Equality Council Blenheim Project - care for homeless
women>18 and children
Freidreich's Ataxia
Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group
Bradford Rape Crisis Group Bfd & District Assoc for Deaf people Cot Death Support
Canterbury Advice Centre Bfd & District Autistic Support group Gamblers Anonymous
(NSPCC) Bfd & District Coalition of disabled people Key House Project
Citizens Advice (Bradford) Bfd & District eczema society  
Dial (Bradford) Bfd Ataxia Self Help group Bradford MS Society
Gingerbread Bfd Cinderella Club - holidays
for underpriveledged children
Bradford ME group
Bradford Community and Voluntary Service
The directory of voluntary and community sector health
organisations in the Bradford District
Housing advice Bradford Community Transport National asthma campaign
Information shop for young people Bfd Council for voluntary services Penine Aids link
Pest Control Bradford Cyrenians  
Picadilly Project   Relate
RSPCA Bradford Day Shelter Samaritans
Samaritans Bfd Deaf childrens Society Scope in Bradford
Trading Standards Bfd Nightstop - emrg accomm 16-25 people  The cabins training and advice centre
Community groups Bfd Partially sighted society The friends of BRI
Hutson Street Community association Bfd Society for mentally handicapped War on Cancer
West Bowling Community & advice centre Bradford Soup Run Westwood Gateway club
Woodside & District Community advice centre Bradford Sport & Recreation
for people with Disabilities
WRVS Bradford
Youth and community Service Bradford Stroke Club Manorlands
  Bradford Telegraph and Argus
for the visually impaired
Yorkshire Cancer research Campaign ladies Comittee
  Bradford Tinnitus Group Health Acupunture, Alternative medicine
  Bradford Victim support Sport
  Bridge Project Libraries
  British Deaf Sports Council Ethnic contacts
  British Dyslexia Association  

Advice and Helplines

Age Concern (Bradford & District)
Jill Griffiths
19-25 Sunbridge Road
Bradford
Tel: 395144
Funeral plan brochures
Linkline 0800 3877352.
Information, advice, insurance schemes. Day centres at Lidget Green and Shipley. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri, 10am-3pm, Weds 10am-noon.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon friends of alcoholics. The Samaritans Tel: 547547 will put callers in touch with AA representative.

Benefits Agency Bradford South
Postal Districts BD5-7, 10
Vicar Lane
Bradford
Tel: 336200.

Benefits Agency Bradford West
Postal Districts BD1, 8-9, 15, 17-18
Westfield House
Manningham Lane, Bradford
Tel: 336200.

Benefits Agency Enquiry Line, Disabilities
Tel: 0800 882200
Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm; Sat 9am-1pm.

Bradford Bridge Project
35 Salem Street, Bradford BD1 4QH
Information, help and advice on drug use and alternative health. Tues-Sat Tel: 723863.

Bradford Law Centre
31 Manor Row
Bradford
Tel: 306617
Appointments only.

Bradford Nightstop
Joy Atherton/Syed Ahmed/Annie Merry/Tina Rajwadi
Bradford
Tel: 776888
Emergency accommodation for homeless young people 16-25 in the homes of volunteers.

Bradford Racial Equality Council
Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed
Oakwell House
8 Oak Avenue
Bradford
Tel: 541358
Free advice for people facing racial discrimination in employment, violence, intimidation.

Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy group - BAMHAG
Provides a free independent and confidential mental health advocacy service across Bradford and Airedale
Free post NEA9994
Tradeforce Building                                    Volunteer Centre Keighley & District
Cornwall Place                                            8-10 North Street
Bradford                                                        Keighley
BD8 7JT                                                        BD21 3SE
Tel:01274 770118 (Bradford Office)        01535 611092 (Keighley Office)
             

Bradford Rape Crisis Group
Tel: 308270
Provides free and confidential counselling for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused.

Canterbury Advice Centre
3 Tamar Street
Bradford
Tel: 577571.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
If you are experiencing difficulties with your child, need any help with child related problems, contact NSPCC 117 Horton Park Lane.
Tel: 769800. Office at the above address is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Citizens Advice Bureau - Bradford
plus Debt Counselling Unit
17 Canal Road
Bradford
Tel: 725325
Help and advice on matters of various descriptions, as well as guidance on financial matters.

DIAL Bradford
103 Dockfield Road
Shipley
Bradford
Tel: 594173
Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm.

Gingerbread Centre
45 Darley Street
Bradford
Tel: 720564
Open Mon, Tu, Thur 10am-3pm and Wed 10am-1pm.

Housing
For Bradford Council emergency housing repairs ring your local neighbourhood housing office 751000 during the week between 4pm and 8.30am, and between 3pm on Friday and 7.30am Monday. Emergency repairs to council houses in Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike and Dewsbury 01924 324700 (outside office hours).

Information Shop for Young People
Bradford
Tel: 752461
Help and advice for young people on a range of matters, computing facilities and phone.

Piccadilly Project
1st Floor ,Auburn House
8 Upper Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3NU
Tel: 01274 735775 (24h answer phone) E-mail Piccadilly.project@virgin.net
Confidential advice, information, counselling and support for anyone with an alcohol related problem. This project also offers a service to partners, relatives and friends who are concerned, about someone's drinking

Pests
Tel: 753926
For pest control problems contact Pest Control, Canal Road, 753926 8.30am-5pm. Pests dealt with range from rats and mice to insects. A reduced rate of £10 is available for senior citizens and those on income support.

RSPCA
Complaints of cruelty to animals. Tel:0870 5555999. Open for animal adoption Mon-Wed 11-3, Fri 11-3, Sun 11-2.30. Closed Thurs for adoption.

Samaritans
Tel: 547547
21 Marlborough Road Manningham, 10am-10pm. Halifax Samaritans (01422 349 349). Skipton (01756 700929). Linkline: 0345 909090.

Trading Standards
Tel: 0113 2536111 or 0113 2530241
West Yorkshire Trading Standards are at the Consumer protection Complex, Nepshaw Lane, PO Box 5, South Gildersome, Morley, LS27 0QP.

Charities & Support Groups

ALANON
Rita on 483694
Stephen on 743930
For those who have a problem with another person's drinking.

Alzheimer's Disease Society
Bradford branch
Ruth Gallagher
Skipton Chambers
16-18 North Parade, Bradford
Tel: 7338800.

Ardenlea Marie Curie Centre
Brenda Doyle
Queen's Drive
Ilkley
Tel: 10943 817395
Offers day car, respite, and clinics for those with cancer and other terminal illnesses.

Ardwyn House
Kathleen Gaffney
Tel: 542777
Social club for mentally handicapped adults. Meet Mon 228 Toller Lane, Bradford, 7pm. Transport available.

Arthritis Care
Mrs Bird
36 Alcester Garth
Pollard Park, Bradford
Tel: 304048.

Arthritis Research Campaign
Bill Whitley
47 Thorndene Way
Tong
Bradford
Tel: 685827
Raises funds for research. Volunteers always needed.

Barnardos
Bradford Community Project
Andy Robertson
91 Saffron Drive
Allerton
Tel: 545186
Setting up resources for Allerton-Lower Grange

Barnardos New Families
Sue Allen
43 Briggate
Shipley
Tel: 532852
Adoption and fostering agency for children aged six-12 years.

 

Bereaved Parents Link
Cathy Kenure
Link Centre
7 Southbrook Terrace
Bradford
Tel: 309909
Meet on the first Thurs at 7.30pm.

Blenheim Project
Bradford
Tel: 495834
Cares for homeless women over 18, and children

Bradford & District Association for Deaf People
Julie Ralph
Centre for Deaf People
25 Hallfield Road
Bradford
Tel: 729280
Meet Wed, Fri, Sat evenings at Centre for Deaf People. Hard of Hearing club Mon,1pm. Social club Tel: 723571.

Bradford & District Autistic Support Group
Tanya Linney
Southbank House,
Thorncross Road
Wibsey
Meet second Thursday at Child Development Centre, St Luke's Hospital, Horton Park, 10am.

Bradford & District Coalition of Disabled People
Community Arts Centre
Little Germany
Bradford
Tel: 779002 Ext 18; Fax: 779004.

 

Bradford & District Eczema Society
Margaret Proctor
199 Parkwood Street
Keighley
Tel: 01535 662665
Or contact St Luke's Dermatology Dept on 265540

Bradford & District Registered Care Home Association
Giles Bateman
Tel: 01535 655014
Mrs J Shearer
The Nook Nursing Home
3 Hungerford Road
Edgerton, Huddersfield
Tel: 01484 432999
Promoting good care and standards. Contact for long term care.

Bradford Ataxia Self Help Group
Denis Boland
28 Bolingbroke Street
Marshfield
Bradford
Tel: 735668
Or contact Philip on 872350 or Tony on 832348.

Bradford Cinderella Club
45 Ridgeway
P H Thompson
Wrose, Shipley
Tel: 592023
Provides holidays and entertainment for underprivileged children.

Bradford Community Transport
Seymour Street
Bradford, BD3
Tel: 733939
To promote, co-ordinate and service the transport needs of groups of individuals in Bradford. Vehicles wheelchair accessible.

 

Bradford Council for Voluntary Services
19-25 Sunbridge Road
Bradford, BD3
Tel: 722772
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Bradford Cyrenians
255 Manningham Lane
Bradford
Tel: 481039
Campaigns for the single homeless and emergency accommodation for single homeless men.

Bradford Day Shelter
16-20 Edmund Street
Bradford
Tel: 393234
For single homeless people in need of accommodation (over 18s). Open Sun-Thu 9am-5pm and Wed 9am-4pm.

Bradford Deaf Children's Society
Shirley Brierley
3 Altar Drive
Heaton
Bradford
Tel: 499588
Meet Centre for the Deaf, 25 Hallfield Road, Bradford.

Bradford Nightstop
Carlisle Business Centre
60 Carlisle Road
Bradford BD8 8BD
Tel: 776888
One night at a time emergency accommodation for homeless young people 16-25. Volunteers always needed.

 

Bradford Partially Sighted Society
Betty Marshall
38 Thoranbridge Mews
Eccleshill
Bradford BD2 3BL
Tel: 637008.

 

Bradford PHAB Junior Club
Angela Read
Tel: 521250
Flockton Road, East Bowling.

 

Bradford Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults
Maureen Brown
9 Emmerson Avenue
Heaton
Bradford
Tel: 542469
Meets four days a week at Ardwyn House, 228 Toller Lane, Heaton.

Bradford Soup Run
John Tempest
Unit 4, Newcastle House
Barkerend Road
Bradford
Tel: 724212
Caring for the homeless by offering food, clothing, blankets and encouragement. Donations gratefully accepted.

Bradford Sport & Recreation for People with Disabilities
A Parkin
Youth Office, Town Hall
Shipley
Tel: 757093
Meet weekly on Saturdays at Nab Wood Sports Centre 2pm (for children aged eight-14).

 

Bradford Stroke Club
Betty Cannar
5 Alexandra Terrace
Undercliffe
Bradford
Tel: 631841
Meet Fri at Beckfield, Bolton Lane, 7pm.

Bradford Talking Telegraph & Argus for the Visually Impaired
Mrs R Lindford
Briarcliff
Beech Street, Bingley
Tel: 563008
Or contact Tom Burgess, 142 Otley Road, Shipley, Tel: 598766.

 

Bradford Tinnitus Group
Mr G R Stanley
4 Dene Hill
West Lane
Baildon
Tel: 591601
Meet first Wed of month ENT Outpatients Dept BRI, Duckworth Lane, 6pm.

Bradford Victim Support
Pat Foord
170 Westgate
Bradford
Tel: 390876
Provides emotional support and practical guidance for victims of crime.

British Deaf Sports Council
Bradford branch
Tel: 729280
Meet Bradford Centre for the Deaf, 25 Hallfield Road.

British Dyslexia Association
44 Green Lane
Harrogate
Tel: 01423 873250.

British Thyroid Foundation, Bradford and Morley Branch
Jean Carter
129 Wakefield Road
Drighlington
Bradford
Tel: 0113 2852106
Occasional open meetings, parish room, Bradford Cathedral and Baker Room, Morley Library. Contact Irene Westwood tel: 2520365.

Cancer Support Centre
Daisy Bank
109 Duckworth Lane
Tel: 776688
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Free support services to anyone affected by cancer. Counselling, benefit advice, transport and therapies.

Canterbury Partnership
Canterbury Community Centre
84a Dawnay Road
Bradford
Tel: 522911
Meeting place for various activities; social events.

Cellar Project
The Old School
Farfield Road
Shipley
Tel: 586474
Training workshop for people with mental health problems. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

CONTACT 1-to-1 Support Service
Community Arts Centre
Little Germany
Bradford
Tel: 779002 Ext 18; Fax: 779004; Pauline Nugent minicom 722047
Run by and for disabled people.

Contact a Family
Tel: 0171 3833555
Linking parents of children with special needs to local and national support networks.

 

Fairweather Project
Tel: 773338
Helps homeless women, with or without children.

Families Anonymous
Tel: 01274 687221
Self help group for relatives or friends concerned about drug abuse. Meet Bradford Comparts & Resource Centre, 17 Chapel St on Thurs at 7.45pm.

Family Service Unit
David Asher
207 Cutler Heights Lane
Bradford
Tel: 651652
Community work, advice and support for children and families.

Friedreich's Ataxia
Dennis 735662 or Philip 872350 or
The Link Centre
7 Southbrook Terrace
Bradford
Tel: 309909.

 

Friends of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death (Cot Death Support)
Mrs Elaine Sharp
15 Westminster Terrace
Bradford
BD3 0HG
Tel: 01274 786753

Gamblers Anonymous
The Crypt, St Joseph's Church
Pakington Street
Bradford
Tel: 0114 2620026.

Key House Project - Bradford
91 Kirkgate,
Tel 728205
Housing advice, support and accommodation service. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1pm-4pm. Wed by appointment only.

Manorlands Appeal
Sue Ryder Care Centre Manorlands Fundraiser Office
Manorlands Hebden Road Oxenhope Keighley
Contact Fundraisers Chris Brown Sally Owthwaite David Gott
Tel. 01535 642308

Multiple Sclerosis Society Bradford Branch
Mrs S Fisher
76 Heysham Drive, Holme Wood, Bradford.
Tel: 687786
Meet second Tuesday of each month at the Blind Centre, Morley Street, 7.30pm March to November.

 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Bradford & District Group
Miss Elizabeth Martin
Link Centre, 7 Southbrook Terrace, Bradford
Tel: 309909.

National Asthma Campaign
Mrs Shirley Holdsworth
7 Michkledore Ridge, Great Horton
Tel: 573891.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Bradford & Kirklees Child Protection Team
117 Horton Park Lane, Bradford
Tel: 769800
Office at above address open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Pennine Aids Link
Bradford
Tel: 736032
Community support, counselling, information, advice and training and education. Community support on 734354.

Relate
Gill Midgeley/Gill Crofts
Bradford Relate Centre, First Floor, 46-48 Westgate, Bradford, BD1 2QR.
Tel: 726096
Personal, family, relationship counselling to couples and individuals.

RSPCA
Margaret Blundell
Mount Street, Bradford.
Tel: 723063
RSPCA and animal welfare donations.

Scope in Bradford
Mrs G Newmand or Miss K Fox
Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, BD8 8BD.
Tel: 499778
Help and advice for children and adults with cerebral palsy. Contact J McGuffie on 602678 helpline for parents and carers.

The Cabins Training and Activity Centre
Bernadette Jarvis
Rufus Street, Canterbury, Bradford
Tel: 501591.

The Friends of BRI
Hilary Knox
Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Mornings only.

War On Cancer
University of Bradford, 21 Claremont, Bradford.
Tel: 383294/Fax 383298
Funds cancer research and treatment at University of Bradford and Ward 15, Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Westwood Gateway Club
Mr Chris Jarvis
Social club for mentally handicapped adults. Meet Tues and Weds at Westwood Hospital, 6.15pm.

Women's Royal Voluntary Service, Bradford Metropolitan Branch
Bursey House
Claremont, Bradford.
Tel 722174.

Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign Bradford Ladies Committee
Mrs M Knapton
99 St Elena Road, Bradford.
Tel: 01423 501269.

Community Groups

 

Hutson Street Community Association
Munaver Shah
4 Dunoon House
Newall, Street
Bradford
Tel: 390097.

West Bowling Community Advice & Training Centre
Javed Khan
Clipstone Street
Bradford
Tel: 392896
Advice, literary classes, creche.

Woodside & District Community Advice Centre
Enid Mole
92 Fenwick Drive
Woodside
Bradford
Tel: 678449.

Youth & Community Service
Bradford
Consultative Committee
1st Floor
Jacobs Well
Bradford
Tel: 752440.

Youth & Community Service
Bradford North
Consultative Committee
Paul Johnson
Tel: 751976.

Youth & Community Service
Bradford South
Consultative Committee
David Hay
Tel: 7511592.

Youth & Community Service
Shipley
Consultative Committee
Akhtar Malik/Rais Hasan
Tel: 757198.

Ethnic Groups

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Abdul Bary Malik
393 Leeds Road
Bradford
Tel: 665233
Religious and community centre.

Asian Bereaved Families Group
Ms Ahahida Akhtar
19-25 Sunbridge Road
Bradford
Tel: 0850 771200.

Asian Women & Girls’ Centre
The Secretary
Asian Womens & Girls’ Centre
St Pauls Road
Bradford
Tel: 490353
Meets five days a week with activities for Asian women.

Asian Women’s Group
Shamshad Hussain
PO Box 79
Keighley.

Azad Kashmir Muslim Association
Mohammed Amin Qureshi
11 Farcliffe Place
Bradford
Tel: 498677.

Bangladesh Community Assoc
Abdul Motin
c/o Shurma Building
Kensington Street
Keighley
Tel: 01535 604359.

Bangladesh People’s Association
T.R. Choudhury
21 Cornwall Terrace
Bradford
Tel: 732337.

Bangladesh Porishad
31 Cornwall Road
Bradford
Tel: 722069
Open Mon-Thur 9.30am-5pm; Fri 9.30am-4pm.

Bradford Racial Equality Council
Ishtiaq Ahmed
Oakwell House
8 Oak Avenue
Bradford
Tel: 541358
Free advice to people facing racial discrimination in employment, violence and intimidation.

Caribbean African Economic Establishment
Karl Oxford
Bradford Design Exchange
Peckover Street
Bradford
Tel: 395692.

Dominica Association
Philip Celaie
10 Worthington Street
Bradford
Tel: 772018
Educational multicultural centre.

Federation of Poles
Mr Niczyperowicz
Polish Ex-Servicemen’s Club
14 Shearbridge Road
Bradford
Tel: 7221179/592251.

Federation of the Caribbean Elderly
Mr E Wright
Culberg Community Res Centre
Park Lane
Bradford
Tel: 370180
Tues & Thur 10.30am-3.30pm.

Hindu Community Centre
321 Leeds Road
Bradford
Tel: 725923.

Hindu Cultural Society of Bradford
Hindu Temple
321 Leeds Road
Bradford
Tel: 725923/395603.

Hungarian Club
Mr Karoly Novak
26 Kingsley Avenue
Bradford
Tel: 731481
Meet Hungarian Social Centre, 4 Walmer Villas, Bradford, Fri and Sat 7pm, Sunday noon and 7pm.

Karmand Centre
Raschid Ahmed
St Clements Hall
Barkerend Road
Bradford
Tel: 669593.

Leuva Patidar Samaj of Yorkshire
Mr R. Patel
12 Eastleigh Grove
Bradford
Cultural and sporting activities for youths. Meet Legrams Mill Lane daily.

Pakistan Community Centre
Mr Shah
White Abbey Road
Bradford
Tel: 724506.

Polish Senior Citizens’ Circle
13-17 Edmund Street
Bradford
Tel: 721793
Meet at Polish Community Centre; Wednesday, luncheon club; Friday, Day Centre.

United Nations Association
Shipley & Baildon branch
Miss J. Withy
57 The Grove
Baildon
Tel: 586848.

Health

 

Acupuncture
Colin Widdup/Hilary Coles/Christine Walters
Bradford Clinic of Alt Medicine
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 532661
Information and advice.

ASH - Action on Smoking and Health
St Mary’s Hospital
Leeds
Tel: 0113 2794535
For local contact on smoking issues contact Heartsmart 01274 223910.

Bradford Clinic of Alternative Medicine
Christine Walker
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 532661/584760
Advice on alternative healing.

Bradford Community Health Council
Chief officer Lesley Stirling Baxter
42 Piccadilly
Bradford
Tel: gen inquiries 392758/392762
Covers Bradford Community NHS Trust hospitals and Bradford Acute Hospitals Trust.

Bradford District Health Promotion
Graham Heafford
Salts Mill
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 223929.

Bradford Royal Infirmary
Bradford
Main number 542200
Maternity Unit /Delivery Suite/Special Care Baby Unit tel: 364352.

Counselling
Nick Edwards
Bradford Clinic of Alt Medicine
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 532661/584760
Experienced OASIS counsellor.

Massage
Beth Papuga/Nick Edwards/Toni Blant
Bradford Clinic of Alt Medicine
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 532661/584760
Relaxing therapeutic healing.

NLP Counselling
Peter Southwood
Bradford Clinic of Alt Medicine
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 532661/584760.

Reflexology
Karen McComas
Bradford Clinic of Alt Medicine
24 Victoria Road
SaltaireShipleyTel: 532661/584760.

Spiritual Healing
Hazel Embleton
Bradford Clinic of Alternative Medicine
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire
Shipley
Tel: 532661/584760.

St John Ambulance (Shipley Division)
Shipley
Tel: 01924 497012
Meet at St John HQ, Caroline Street, Shipley. Meet Tuesday, Cadets 7pm, adults 7.45pm.

St Luke’s Hospital
Bradford
Tel: 734744.

Libraries

Access to Print
Tel: 753675
Based at Central Library, the service helps people who have difficulty reading the printed word.

Asian Languages
Tel: 753651
Bradford has one of the biggest and best collections of Asian language books in the country.

Business and Commerce
Tel: 753657
A comprehensive and up-to-date collection of business information.

Children’s Services
Tel: 753643
Even babies can borrow books from all Bradford’s libraries. Library staff also visit the Special Education Centre and children in hospital. Schools, nurseries, playgroups can visit the library. Storytime sessions are held every Saturday morning at Central Library.

Community Information
Tel: 753644
The computerised COIN has up-to-date information on facilities and events. Several branch libraries also have Council Information Points (753600) with leaflets and access to COIN.

Creative Writing
Tel: 753644
In Your Own Write displays short stories and poems in the library and binds together long typescripts to be displayed with other loan books.

Housebound Library Service
Tel: 753669
Visits are made to almost 800 housebound people in their own homes with books in both ordinary, large print and audio books.

Lending
For details on joining the library telephone 753686. Central Library number 753644. Branch libraries in phone book.

Local Studies
Tel: 753661
Most comprehensive collection of books, newspapers, maps, photographs and local history documents is at Central Library, but most branch libraries have their own local collections.

Media
Tel: 753685
All the large libraries have a wide variety of pre-recorded music on record, tape and CD and instructional and feature film videos which can be hired from a one a week upwards.

Mobile Library Service
Tel: 753669
Two Mobile Libraries cover the district, visiting areas which do not have a branch library. There is also a special mobile library which visits sheltered housing accommodation.

Novel Approach
Tel: 753644
Reading groups meet regularly during winter to discuss a selection of contemporary fiction. Sessions are very informal and free of charge.

Ramesis Disk Bank
Tel: 747000
This unique service at Central Library gives access to over 1,000 programmes for £2 a disk. Packages range from games and hobbies to educational and business.

Reference
Most important collections are at Central Library, 753688 and Keighley 01535 618212. Libraries at Shipley, Baildon, Manningham, Ilkley and Eccleshill also have reference and study facilities.

Resource Centre Library
17 Chapel Street
Little Germany
Bradford
Tel: 779002
The centre is a voluntary sector organisation providing resources with support in a friendly, accessible environment.

Shipley Library
Wellcroft
Shipley
Tel: 757150
Regular exhibitions by local arts. Open weekdays 9.30am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm.

 

Training Access Point
Tel: 753644
Self-service information on computer giving details of training and education in the Bradford and Leeds area.

 

Sport and Leisure

Bradford Amateur RL
Tel: 723642/732072.

Bradford Bulls RLFC
Odsal Stadium
Tel: 733899.

Bradford City FC
Valley Parade
Tel: 773355.

Carlton Bolling Sports Centre
Undercliffe Lane
Bradford
Tel: 634846.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award
Chris Johnson
Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre
Bradford, BD3 0QD
Tel: 631965.

Grange Sports Centre
Haycliffe Lane
Bradford
Tel: 572923.

Manningham Pool
Drummond Road
Tel: 544785.

Nab Wood Sports Centre
Cottingley New Road
Bingley
Tel: 567285 or 566316.

 

Odsal Stadium
Rooley Lane, Odsal
Tel: 724573
Floodlit stadium with grass pitch and shale track.

Outdoor Sports Development Unit
Senior Development Officer, Tel: 522751; Athletics, football, rugby league, rugby union, Tel: 522750;
Sport & young people project, Tel: 752626;
Sailing, Doe Park Water Activities Centre, Tel: 833826.

Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Rooley Avenue
Tel: 307822
Fitness centre and waterslides, large leisure pool, sauna and solarium, fitness centre, sports hall, four squash courts, four activity areas, floodlit and porous outdoor pitches, licensed bar, function room, café.

Schoolmoor Activities Coaching Centre
Schoolmoor Lane
Tel: 502331
Floodlit synthetic pitch, sports hall, two squash courts.

Scotchman Road ACC
Tel: 544389
Floodlit synthetic pitch.

Shipley Pool
Alexandra Road
Shipley
Tel: 757162
Swimming pool, diving pool, teaching pool, sauna, solarium, slipper bath.

Thornton Pool
Tel: 832104
Pool, sauna, solarium, slipper bath.

Tong Recreational Centre
Westgate Hill
Tel: 683922
Sports hall, pool, gym, movement hall, drama workshop, hard porous area, tennis courts, grass pitch.

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