Family Hubs - latest timetables

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On this page, you'll find the latest details of what's on at our family hubs.

East Family hub

Click here for our June 2024 timetable

Click here for our July 2024 timetable


Here's a quick overview of recent events and parenting programmes: 

Play and Learn - space for you and your child to learn together and have fun! Just drop in.

Story and Rhyme - fun, interactive story, craft and rhyme session for 0-3s. Call Sumiyya on 01274 730415 or 07519414464 to book.

Baby Steps - A friendly group for parents-to-be to meet and get emotional and practical support.

Sensory Room - a therapeutic space for all families devoted to relaxing and developing the senses. Call us to book (one hour slots).

SEND Parent/Carer’s Coffee Morning - a place for parent carers to share experiences and get support. Email chaslam@carersresource.org or call 0808 015939 for more information.

Health Visitor, Baby and Midwife Clinics - including Clover midwife clinic. Appointment only; speak to your health visitor or midwife.

BHT Owlets Play Group - A friendly Stay and Play for children 18 months to 3 years whose parents/carers who would like support to develop their child’s language skills through play. Call BHT on 01274 730415 for more info and to book a place.

Wise Owls - If you have concerns about your child 18 months to 4 years of age, come and chat with our friendly language development workers. Available at playgroups;for further info call 01274 730415.

Barkerend Buddies - Messy play for 0-4s

School Nurse Team - Support with eating, lifestyles,relationships, sleep issues and more. Drop In or call 01274 221203.

Jump Aboard - drop-in sessions with an educational psychologist.

Portage group - an education group for under 5s with additional needs and their families supported by experienced Portage home visitors.

Skills House - career advice, skills and training, job and apprenticeship search.

SEND Community Support Team - here for you to chat about difficulties you may have with your child/young person's behaviours/sleep difficulties

Infant Feeding Group - drop in if you have any questions about feeding your baby. Meet other families and join us for a drink or a snack. Run by midwives and breastfeeding support workers.

Maternity Circle - drop in, we run a wide range of sessions to support pregnant mums and those with children under 2.

Talking Teens - positive parenting and relationship building for parents and carers of children aged 11-18. Covers understanding your teen, managing conflict, communicating and more.

Family Links Nurturing Programme - supporting positive parenting, encouraging emotional health and exploring the emotional needs behind behaviour. For parents and carers of children aged 3-12.

West Family Hub

Click here for our June 2024 timetable

Click here for our July 2024 timetable


Here's a quick overview of recent events and parenting programmes happening at West hub:

School nurse parent drop-in – Support with eating,lifestyles, relationships, sleep issues and more.

Women’s chit chat group – drop-in for a warm drink, chat and peer support.

DWP employment advisor – benefits, training and advice. Email: farhana.khalifa@dwp.gov.uk 

Sensory play room – a therapeutic space, perfect for children with SEND. Call us to book.

SEND partnership drop-in - drop-in sessions for families of children with SEND. Email akhbar@carersresource.org or call 0808 5015939.

Clothes shack – a free drop-in clothes recycle shop.

Job Club (City Library) –free work clubs to learn IT skills,create/update your CV, look for jobs and more.

Adult disability gardening group – by Bradford City disability FC. Call 07818515639 for info.

CCST – for families with children with SEND. Call the hub for an appointment and more information.
littlemindsmatter@bdct.nhs.uk for information.

Baby Clinic Stay & Play – Come to our stay & play session while you wait to have your baby weighed.

Manningham wellbeing Hub youth group - Outdoor forest sessions at Farcliffe. Bookable through Ali;01274 594173 or Alii@equalitytogehter.org.uk 

Special Space Inclusion Group 11+ — Movie nights, trips, activities, gaming, food, arts and crafts and more. Bookable through Lukman 07890970716, Khuram 07971179676, or Margaret 07974623779.

Jump aboard - educational psychologist drop-in.

Wise Owls - language development for parents/carers of children 18 months to 4 years.

Connecting Roma - drop in for ESOL, employment advice and peer support. Call 07821149504 for info.

Baby feeding drop-in - access support from our breastfeeding support team, peer support volunteers and infant feeding specialists.

Homework stations - Now bookable through reception for everyone to use as a quiet space to catch up on work.

Legal Support - Drop in for free family law advice.

Special Pathways - supporting Send Young people transitioning to Adulthood. Appointment only; contact Special Pathways for further information / referral on Tel: 0330 133 6358

Family Links Nurturing – supporting positive parenting and exploring emotional needs behind behaviour. For parents/carers of children 2-13.

Talking Teens - positive parenting and relationship building for parents and carers of children aged 11-18. Covers managing conflict,communicating and more.

Who’s in Charge - Parents and primary carers who care for children aged 8 to 18 years of age, who are abusive or violent towards them or who appear out of parental control.

Time out for dads - helping dads build a better relationship with their children.

South Family Hub

Click here for our May 2024 timetable

Click here for our June 2024 timetable


Here's a quick overview of current events and parenting programmes

School Nurse Team – Drop In or call 01274 221203

Health visitor clinics – speak to your health visitor or call 01274 221223 to book.

Foster Carers Support Group - if you are a foster carer and would like further information please contact Shahnaz Zaman: shahnaz.zaman@bradfordcft.org.uk

Jump Aboard educational psychologist - Free Consultation on topics such as Autism, ADHD, speech and language needs,learning difficulties, social emotional and sensory needs, EHC(education, health and care) assessments and EHCPs (education,health & care plan).

Coffee mornings - Free coffee morning with surplus food available. Support available around return to work, finance,mental health, housing and much more.

Wise Owls - language development drop-in for parents/carers of children 18m-4y. Available at playgroups;for info call 01274730415.

Baby Circles - CALLING ALL PREGNANT WOMEN. Grab a cuppa, connect with other pregnant women,seek wider support all whilst relaxing and enjoying a wide range of wellbeing and self-care activities.

Baby feeding drop-in - here to support you throughout your baby feeding journey. We're at the hub weekly to offer full feeding assessments and advice on feeding your baby. If clinically needed,we do have a Breast Pump Loan service which enables you to express your own milk to give to your baby and keep up your milk supply. Please come along and visit us for more details.

Play and learn - for children 0-5. No need to book, come play along with your children and make new friends.

Community drop-in - family navigators available to support you with all things family hub and signpost you to services to support your family, from cost of living to SEND services.

Yoga sessions - For further information please call or email us Digital resource centre - at TFD library - Free Wi-Fi, phone charging, access to computers, printing,support for digital access,support from family navigators, community connect support,emergency food parcels, tea and coffee.

Sensory Space Sessions - Our new sensory space is now open for families to book. It's a wonderful space with light/ sound and textures for children and babies to explore. If you would like to book a slot please contact the family hub.

St Vincent's Advice - to book an appointment please call St Vincent's directly on 01274 731909

SEND event - a variety of services available to discuss support for parents, young people and children with additional needs.

C-card scheme - supporting Young People aged 13 to 24 to access FREE contraception including condoms, femidoms, dams,lube and information and advice. You can drop in to the hubs any afternoon from 3pm to 5pm to sign up for to the scheme and access in a safe and confidential space.

Understanding pain - Happy Healthy You and Rethinking Pain will be delivering an understanding pain workshop, to help parents manage chronic pain better. Just drop in.

Baby and toddler reading and rhymes - in the library at the TFD Centre. There are also free book packs to take away.

Who’s in Charge – Parents and primary carers who care for children aged 8 to 18 years of age, who are abusive or violent towards them or who appear out of parental control.

Family Links Nurturing – supporting positive parenting and exploring the emotional needs behind behaviour. For parents/carers of 2-13s.

Talking Teens – positive parenting and relationship building for parents/carers of 11-18s. Covers understanding your teen,managing conflict, communicating and more.

Keighley and Shipley Family hub

Click here for our June 2024 timetable

Click here for our July 2024 timetable


Here's a quick overview of recent events and parenting programmes

Play and learn – our free play and learn sessions are open to all families with children 0-5. Enjoy fun activities songs and stories as well as tips to support your child's wellbeing and development at home.

School nurse parent drop-in – help with eating,lifestyles,relationships, emotions, body changes,growing up, sleeping and more. If you can’t come but still need help, call the school
nurses: 01274 221203.

Baby feeding drop-ins - experienced peer supporters lead this friendly group. Pregnancy, parenting and breastfeeding support and information; meet other parents. Email
breastfeedtogether@bdct.nhs.uk to book.

Sensory room – Call or email us to book sessions at Rainbow. For sessions at Strong Close Nursery (Term Time) call 01535 605272. During school holidays contact Rainbow. For Owlets call 01274 436600.

SEND inclusive drop-in sessions - open to all parents,carers and their children. Includes multi sensory story time and access to a range of SEND resources to promote speech,language and sensory exploration.

Youth Club – for ages 11-19. A warm, safe and inviting space for young people with lots of activities on offer.

Wise Owls Language development advice drop-in - if you’re concerned about your 18m to 4 year old’s language development come get advice from our language development workers.

Parent Led SEND play - A parent-led play session for SEND, for families with children aged 6-11. Places are limited so please book your place by calling us.

Jump aboard - talk through concerns and how to support your child with an educational psychologist. Can help with autism,ADHD, speech & language,learning difficulties, social,emotional and sensory needs.

Portage play group - referral only; contact Christine on 07977160187 for details.

Baby Clinic - drop in to get your baby weighed

Maternity Circle - a safe and welcoming space for women planning pregnancy, pregnant women and new mothers,providing information on maternal health and wellbeing and parenting until baby is 2.

Children's Community Support Team (CCST) - appointment based support for families with children and young people with SEND. Referral only; contact Kelly on 07582109892 or Naina on 07582101003 for more info.

DWP supporting families employment advisor - Benefit advice, Jobs, Training & Education, Free Early Education and Childcare advice, Debts, Money Matters Advice, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Drug & Alcohol, Family Support, School Attendance, Support with Foodbanks, plus much more.

Arts and crafts group - For adults and children aged 0-4 years.

Coffee Mornings - come and join us for a cuppa and a chat! This coffee morning is aimed at supporting parent's/carer's wellbeing.

Family Links Nurturing - supporting positive parenting and exploring emotional needs behind behaviour. For parents/carers of children 2-13.

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