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Age Concern Bradford & District

19-25 Sunbridge Road

Telephone: (01274) 395144
Fax: (01274) 723744

Age Concern offer a wide range of information, campaigning and direct services to older people. We have around 80 member groups spread across the whole Bradford district ranging from luncheon clubs to action groups. We welcome enquiries about our services and are always willing to accept new volunteers.

Alcohol / drugs advice

Piccadilly Project—Support and Counselling on Alcohol related issues (01274) 735775

The Bridge Project (01274) 723863

Project 6 Keighley (01535) 610180

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Bradford Chamber of Commerce represents 1,300 local businesses. The Chamber provides Members with a range of services which include international documentation, business information, training and representation on both local and national issues.

Telephone:(01274) 728166

Bradford District Chamber of Trade

Business information, advice and training. primarily related to Retail Service and Distributive trades. Affiliated to British Chamber of Commerce.

Telephone:(01274) 635637

Careers Service,
Careers Bradford Limited

All-age guidance and careers information service in Bradford and district, including specialised service for recruitment of young people. The UK national resource centre for information on careers in the European Union. Expertise in staff development, redundancy counselling and outplacement for employers.

Bradford Careers Office (01274) 829400

Keighley Careers Office (01535) 210262

Adult Guidance Service (01274) 829430

Consumer Councils

They are independent bodies set up to protect consumers' interests.

Gas Consumer Council: (0645) 060708 Minicom: (0645) 581401

OFFER (Office of Electricity Regulation): (0113) 2341866 Minicom: 0345 697128

OFTEL (Office of Telecommunication): (0171) 6348700

OFWAT (Office of Water Services): (0113) 2340874

Education Advice Service for Adults

EASA (01274) 753658



Bradford District Fire Safety Office (01274) 721056

Area Fire Safety Offices:
Bingley Area (01274) 562223
Bradford Area (01274) 392352
Cleckheaton (01274) 873066
Fairweather Green (01274) 544466
Idle (01274) 613103
Keighley (01535) 607401
Odsal (01274) 677916
Shipley (01274) 582629


Electricity Emergencies
Bradford Area (01274) 733311
Keighley (01535) 605544

Electricity Enquiries
Yorkshire Electricity (01274) 733311

Gas Escape 0345 100710
Gas Enquiries 0345 100555

Water Supply / Enquires / Emergencies 0345 828888

HIV advice

PAL (01274) 736032


Airedale General Hospital (01535) 652511

Bingley Hospital (01274) 563438

Bradford Royal Infirmary (01274) 542200

Shipley Hospital:
Outpatients, Xray, Rehabilitation Centre (01274) 773390
Ward Information (01274) 227515

St Lukes Hospital (01274) 734744

Household waste sites
(West Yorkshire Waste Management)

Ford Hill Depot, Hill End Road, Queensbury (01274) 880155

Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 4.55pm


8.00am - 4.55pm


9.00am - 3.55pm

Goldenbutts Depot, Ilkley (01943) 816841
Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 4.00pm


8.00am - 12.00noon


9.00am - 1.00pm

Bulk Transfer Station, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford (01274) 390806
Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 5.00pm


8.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm

Keighley Transfer Loading Station,Royd Way, Keighley (01535) 681482
Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 5.00pm


8.00am - 12.00noon


9.00am - 4.00pm

Landfill Site, Sugden End, Cross Roads Keighley (01535) 643148
Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 4.00pm


8.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm

Civic Amenities Site, Dealburn Road, Off New Works Road, Low Moor, Bradford (01274) 602560
Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 4.00pm


8.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm

Household Waste Site, Dowley Gap, Wagon Lane, Bingley (01274) 560001
Opening times:-

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 4.55pm


8.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 3.55pm

Members of Parliament / Member of European Parliament

Bradford North, Terence Rooney(Labour), (01274) 777821
Bradford South, Gerry Sutcliffe (Labour), (01274) 754971 or (0171) 2193247
Bradford West, Marsha Singh (Labour)
Keighley, Ann Cryer (Labour)
Shipley, Christopher Leslie (Labour)

West Yorkshire M.E.P., Dr Barry Seal (Labour) (01274) 752091



West Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Wakefield (01924) 375222
Bradford Area (01274) 723422
Keighley Area (01535) 604261
Shipley Area (01274) 593157
Crimestoppers 0800 555111

Racial Equality Council

Advice and representation on cases of, Racial Discrimination / Immigration and Nationality. Also provides support and help to Voluntary Organisations.
(01274) 541358

Social Security benefits

Bradford Area (01274) 377200

Bradford Area for people on Job Seekers Allowance (01274) 338000

Keighley Area (01535) 617400


Leeds Bradford International (0113) 2509696

British Rail Enquiries
Bradford and Leeds 0345 484950

Bus and Coach Services
Metro (0113) 2457676
Keighley and District (01535) 603284
Bradford Traveller Limited (01274) 734833
Yorkshire Buses (Dewsbury) (01924) 461143
West Riding Buses (Wakefield) (01924) 375521
Black Prince (Leeds) (0113) 2532305

Voluntary organizations / groups

Bradford Resource Centre
An independent voluntary organisation which works with community groups offering do-it-yourself printing, computing, training and information.

Other services available at the Resource Centre are:

Bradford Community Arts Limited
Works with community groups and individuals, offering photographic, design and computer training and arts projects in drama and photography. Arts & Resources Centre for the Community (ARCC) also houses facilities for sound recording and video editing.

Bradford and District Coalition of Disabled People
Campaigns for the equality of disabled people. Full membership is open to all disabled people in the district. Associate membership is open to non-disabled people.

Rebeun Sounds—Community Studio
Offers cheap rate recording studio time; training courses on aspects of recording and media work. These services are available to voluntary groups and individuals.

Campaigning for rights for disabled people through Arts, running workshops in: Computer Skills; Confidence Building; Stress Management; Positive Thinking etc. Free transport provided to and from the centre for disabled people for all workshops. Staff speak English, Urdu and Punjabi.

17-21 Chapel Street, Bradford BD1 5DT
Phone to check opening hours Tel: (0124) 725046-721372 (01274) Fax: 390725

Councils For Voluntary Service (CVSs)

Provide help, advice and support to voluntary and community groups in their area - both existing and potential. Help individuals to find voluntary work with community groups.

Bradford (01274) 722772
Bingley (01274) 561570
Ilkley (01943) 603348
Keighley (01535) 665258
Shipley (01274) 580186
Shipley Volunteer Bureau (01274) 588233

Yorkshire and Humberside Low Pay Unit

Independent advice on Rights at Work, Pay Rates and Homeworking.

For low-paid workers only, Free call 0800 591342
Urdu and Punjabi Advice Line,Free call 0800 854154
All other callers (01924) 443850



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