Stronger Families

Who's it for?

The service works with families across Bradford to develop skills and employment opportunities. To be eligible for this support you must have at least one dependent child in the same household and be economically inactive.

How can I access this service?

Contact Cath Ormerod, the Bradford Hub Manager on 07841844058 or email StrongerFamiliesBradford@barnados.org.uk . Dependent on where you live in Bradford you may be referred to Bridge or one of the other delivery partners.


What we offer


Health & Well-being:

  • Confidence building
  • Building and maintaining social relationships
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Family support
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle
  • General health and well-being support including mental health needs

Employability & Skills Building

  • Links to employers across Bradford to provide work experience and placement opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Work taster visits
  • Provide job application support
  • Accredited and non-accredited training opportunities including: literacy and numeracy, ESOL and IT
  • In work communication and skills building
  • Digital inclusion (e.g. IT skills, job searches)
  • Family learning and taster sessions

Family Inclusion Support

  • Debt advice and support
  • Financial planning and budgeting (linking with healthy lifestyle sessions e.g. cooking on a budget)
  • Support and advice with benefits and housing


*Please telephone to check opening times of individual services as there may be slight variations.
Additional women’s only hours: Thursday 4.00pm - 9.30pm, Salem Street only.

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