Age UK Bradford District offers lots of services for older people and their carers.
Services update (May 2021)
Please be aware that due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to postpone or suspend some of our services. We apologise for any inconvenience or distress that this may be causing.
We continue to offer:
• information, aiming to be a reliable, easy-to-understand source of advice for all older people, their friends, family and carers
• well being support via telephone
• benefits application support
• signposting of advocacy services across the Bradford District, if we can't help
Click to read Age UK's Information guides and factsheets
Click for more information on benefits application support
Click for a list of useful contacts of advocacy services across Bradford District
Worth Connecting will help people over 55 who are keen to use digital devices during the coronavirus crisis. We can provide telephone support, for example, on use of tablets, of apps and of websites. Please call 01274 449660 to refer someone who may benefit.
To find out more about the ways we are continuing to help older people or to get more information on the ways we can help you contact us using the details below.
Tel: 01274 391190
Current Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30 to 3.00
Age UK Bradford District
75 Wrose Road
Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602
Or contact The Silver Line's 24 hour helpline 0800 4 70 80 90. SIlverline is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Wellbeing & Engagement
Our team of wellbeing staff and volunteer wellbeing buddies want to support people to access the right support for them. For some individuals this may be 1:1 pairing with a volunteer to build confidence and access services in the communities, for others it will be accessing local interest groups or building social connections.
Mary Seacole Court Day Centre provides an early intervention service to slow down the deterioration of the health and wellbeing of (but not exclusively for) African and Caribbean older people living in Bradford District.
Group Support and Activities
We offer a range of Group Support and Activities across the District, some of the activities we currently offer include: Sunshine Group; Get Active Feel Great; Lunch clubs; Veterans Wetherspoons breakfast club and Coffee and chat mornings
Denholme Wellbeing Cafe
Denholme Wellbeing Cafe happens on the 2nd Thursday each month at Denholme Mechanics Institute between 1-4pm.
The Wellbeing Cafe is a friendly environment to meet new people and engage in activities. For more information contact us on 01274 391190.
Lunch and Breakfast Clubs
We recognise that social involvement is key to positive wellbeing. We support a number of informal lunch and breakfast clubs across the District, where people can get together to share a meal and have great conversations.
We are passionate about Intergenerational Activities.
Information & Advice
Trusted Trader Database
Our Trusted Trader Database has been developed specifically to help make life easier for older people, their carers, families and friends who are looking for products or person centred services.
Our team work to develop and deliver person centred, multi-disciplinary approaches to support in the community. Working alongside health, social care and other VCS organisations to empower people to access information and support to maintain and improve their health & wellbeing.
We are are pleased to be working alongside National Institute for Health Research funded project with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, The University of Leeds, to develop and test a new approach to care which aims to improve quality of life for older people with frailty.
Working alongside health professionals, we provide two link workers supporting patients in two GP surgeries in AWC. Working with individuals to identify any social support and activities that will improve their wellbeing, and enable them to access support in their communities.
There are many advocacy services across the Bradford District that can help and support you, here are just a few of our key contacts.