The local NHS, Bradford Council, and the voluntary and community sector are working together to help individuals with their wellbeing by setting up the Wellbeing Network for Bradford District and Craven. The network has six wellbeing hubs, these hubs provide advice and support on welfare benefits, mental wellbeing, domestic abuse, substance misuse, refugees and asylum seekers, physical health, and carer support.
The hubs are based at:
- City Hub, Daisy House Farm, 44 Smith Lane, Bradford, BD9 6DA
- Thornbury Hub, 79 Leeds Old Road, Bradford, BD3 8JX
- Keighley Pathways Hub, 15 – 17 Devonshire Street, Keighley, BD21 2BH
- Tong Hub, Sutton Community Centre, 51 Kyffin Place, Bradford, BD4 8NB
- Manningham Hub, Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Road, Bradford, BD9 5BD
- Shipley Hub, 1 Westgate, Shipley, BD18 3QX
Information about the hubs and how to contact them can be found on the following website link https://wellbeingnetwork.org.uk/
The Wellbeing Network also provide a range of out of hours provision across the district, please contact a local hub to find out about evening and weekend provision.
The Wellbeing Network works with all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) and people don’t need to have an appointment, as all six operate on a walk-in basis. To access the hubs, individuals need to be registered with a GP practice in Bradford or Craven or live within the local authority boundaries of Bradford District Council and Craven District Council.
Foluke Ajayi, Chief Executive for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Executive Lead for Healthy Communities at Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, said: “This is about helping people to get the right care in the right place when they need it. Anyone accessing the hubs will receive tailored support to meet their needs: the beauty of having six hubs is that they all work together to ensure an individual is supported with whatever they’re going through.
“I’d strongly encourage people to access these hubs for rapid support; you will be seen on the day you visit the hub. Often people to go to hospital A&E departments seeking this sort of support, which we can’t provide as we are focusing on emergencies. Having the hubs in place means that people can get the help they need faster, in a location that is closer to their homes”.
Kerrie-Lee Barr, Acting Chief Executive at the VCS Alliance, said: “The hubs are a safe place for people; whatever you’re going through we will be here to help you and get you the right support that you need.
“All the advice and support that people receive is completely free and whatever challenge or issues you might be experiencing on the day, there will be someone in the hubs who will be able to help you. Please tell your family, friends, and work colleagues about the hubs, we’re here for you.”
Susan from Bradford accessed the City Wellbeing Hub, to help her with some of her issues, here’s what she had to say: “I came to the hub because I felt I had ongoing issues that I needed to put some closure on. I was able to do this by accessing Citizens Advice, it also enable me to have a bit of balance in my life.
“I’ve found it difficult to access some services especially after Covid-19 but the City Hub made it possible for me to find help and support, so that’s why I think people should come. The hub has been accessible, friendly and whatever they say, they do it, and I’m glad that I accessed the hub to help me.”
Watch how each of the six hubs can support individuals: