Articles

Interview with Bevan Healthcare

An interview with Helen Lincoln, who is the Wellbeing Centre Manager for Bevan Healthcare, which is a social enterprise GP practice that provides health and social care to homeless people.   “There’s the medical side of Bevan, and there’s the social side of Bevan.”   What does Bevan Health offer? There’s the medical side of […]

Interview with Staff at Hidden Voices

An interview with Nina Farquharson and Cathy Holmes from ‘Hidden Voices’, conducted by Johna Johnson and Dominic Maddocks for Recovery Radio. Nina Farquharson is a Life Coach and Cathy Holmes runs the organisation’s Smart Recovery programme.   “It’s got a really positive vibe.”   So what service do you provide? Cathy Holmes: I offer the […]

A Quick Q&A: What does it mean to be intentionally homeless?

Why are people labelled ‘intentionally homeless’? And what help is available for those who are ‘intentionally homeless’?   “Being ‘intentionally homeless’ means not being eligible for long term accommodation or assistance from the council – the most they will provide is advice.”   Why does the council say I am “intentionally homeless”? There are a […]

Interview with Inn Churches

An interview with Dan Bushell of Inn Churches, who works as a Welfare Manager and Winter Shelter Coordinator. Inn Churches offers “practical support for those who need it most”, which includes a Winter Shelter, a Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe, and a ‘Warm Homes’ programme.   “It started as a winter shelter for homeless people but now we offer […]

Saving Wasted Food

Food bank usage is on the rise, and Bradford based organisations are determined to fight this by reducing the unnecessary waste of food.  The Trussell Trust – a nationwide organisation aiming to stop UK hunger – provided almost 1.2 million food parcels to people in crisis across the nation in the space of just 12 months; […]

Interview with Wellsprings Together.

Wellsprings together supports organisations in responding effectively to social issues in the community. Liz Firth is the organisation’s Development Worker and Cathy Henwood is the Feeding Bradford Development Worker.   “We’re all about bringing organisations together to share approaches and information, and help people move out of crisis and into a more stable, sustainable future.” […]

What is Recovery Radio?

An Interview with Johna Johnson, who co-hosts Recovery Radio with Dominic Maddocks, which is broadcast on BCB Radio 106.6fm.   “The questions are designed to let people say what they want.”   What is the show about? Recovery Radio is a show about people who are in any kind of recovery from substance misuse, mental health, […]

Four Years of the Bradford Curry Circle

The Bradford Curry Circle is held every Thursday from 7pm in the Carlisle Business Centre, and every Monday from 7pm at the Keighley Association Women and Children’s Centre.   “It immediately struck me that the evening was as much about fulfilling social needs as it was about filling stomachs.”   I was excited to visit […]

Promoting Bradford Cares in Shipley

On the 7th September, in an initiative commissioned by Safer & Stronger Communities Bradford, representatives from Arch, a registered charity that seeks to enable individuals to find meaning in their lives, collaborated with the Shipley Ward Police and a Council Ward Officer on a mission to promote the recently established Bradford Cares initiative. They set up […]