If you are currently rough sleeping in Bradford
If you are currently rough sleeping in Bradford, please contact us or visit Bradford day Shelter (The Orchard, Salvation Army, 371 Leeds Road, BD3 9NG, 01274 397211).
#BradfordCares have produced a leaflet listing information on local services that can help anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Bradford, which you can view to the right.
Wellsprings Together collate a list of free meal provision throughout the week.
Our Winter Shelter operates for four months over the winter, but we may be able to assist all year round. If you are street homeless in Bradford you must first have an assessment with one of our referral agencies as our accommodation can only be accessed through a referral from an agency.
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper in your area
If you have concerns about somebody sleeping rough, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help, or refer on.
Referrals to our Winter Shelter are made by a small group of agencies who are supplied with referral packs. Please note that referrals will only be accepted from current referral agencies, and only using the latest referral form. Referral agencies can download a Winter Shelter referral pack here.
If you need support or advice on keeping yourself and your home warm
The Warm Homes Healthy People partnership is a free service which provides emergency support (bedding and food parcels), ongoing energy efficiency advice and improvements and help with debt or benefits checks. To make a referral (for yourself or somebody else), please visit the Warm Homes Healthy People referral site. Please ensure you have permission from the individual you are referring (if not yourself).
If you need emergency food
Please note that we are not a food bank: we intercept food and redistribute it to community feeding projects across the Bradford District.
We may be able to provide limited support through the Warm Homes Healthy People service (above), but if you need emergency food your best route is to contact one of the food banks around Bradford and find out about their referral process.
- Bradford Central Foodbank
- Bradford North Foodbank (Eccleshill, Idle, Shipley, Windhill, Rawdon)
- Wyke Foodbank
- Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank
If you are not able to access a food bank then do get in touch, as we may be able to direct you to one of the community feeding projects or pay-as-you-feel mini markets we work with.
If you are homeless and need food, you may find the calendar of free meals (above) helpful.
Support for individuals moving off the streets (by referral)
Please note that we only accept referrals from organisations who have registered to make referrals to us. If in doubt, please contact us.
Our Starter Pack service supports people moving from hostels or the streets into their own accommodation, providing bedding and essential household items to get them on their feet.
We can also sometimes support people with small grants toward larger household items (eg. white goods, curtains, carpets) up to a value of £120 through the Acts435 programme.
For both of these services, please use our online referral form.
If you know of somebody who could benefit from these services but you are not connected with a referral organisation, please contact us and we’ll point you in the direction of the most appropriate agency.