regular activities

  • FREE English language classes for beginners and advanced learners (now being done remotely)  - English Classes to support adults to enable integration, access to services and employment. Basic English language lessons (with a childcare facility; noted by Refugee Action as crucial to engaging young mothers).
  • FREE Parenting classes: helping ordinary Mums and Dads in our Community - 
  • FREE Computer Classes. Introductory computer classes (in conjunction with a local college).
  • Keighley College classes - building confidence, readiness for work, computer classes. 
  • Parent and Toddler Group with health and child development advice. A popular Parent & Toddler group, over 70+ people attended each week with language and social development activities
  • One to one support with translation if necessary, advice on health, education, employment and benefits. 
  • Occasional Social Events for newly arrived families and hosting special events and celebrations. Celebration events and trips to local areas of interest for children 
  • Weekly Child development and nutrition sessions with a member of staff from a local health centre
  • Trips and visits to familiarise immigrant families with their new physical, social and cultural environment. 
  • Drop-in advice and advocacy: a secure and welcoming environment where advice can be sought, usually in the client's own language, on a range of issues including employment applications, school places, health matters, housing, hate crime reporting and workplace discrimination 

place of welcome 

  • A welcome to asylum seekers and refugees offering them a place of safety and including them in our activities. (City of Sanctuary)  
  • Clothing and furniture banks accessed by request.
  • Access to the community garden, greenhouse, chickens, playground.
  • Computer and internet access available.
  • Hate Crime Reporting Centre.                
  • Dementia Friendly Centre

working with schools

Using already established links with schools to communicate with students and through them with parents. We also support teachers.

  • Providing the Centre facilities to groups for away days and training.
  • The Centre manager visits schools regularly as support for parents' evenings and interviews with parents.
  • Protecting vulnerable young people from exploitation. 

 

establishing community champions

  • We encourage people to act as leaders in their groups to support and encourage involvement in the Hub activities. This will help community organisations to speak to individuals and groups who may feel isolated.
  • Providing a safe place for victims and witnesses of crime.
  • Support for those suffering from domestic abuse.
  • A wider network for statutory bodies and voluntary organisations to access and engage with new and emerging communities. 

 

 

eu settlement scheme registration centre

  • Recognised by the Home Office, the Centre has reached out to many families.
  • Over 2000 applications have so far been completed for people of different nationalities including Polish, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Romanian, and Spanish.
  • The process involves in-depth interviews and has thrown up issues of concern for new and emerging communities.