In a Crisis? 

If you are in a crisis and need urgent help or advice, the following information may be useful.  If you are in a real emergency, remember to telephone 999 and ask for the appropriate service


  Asylum Seekers  

There are a few organisations in the local area which can help asylum seekers and refugees. See the following link for some of them:

Also of help are:

- Bradford Action for Refugees

- Palm Cove Society  

  Debt and Money Advice  

If you need help and advice about debt, managing your money or grants/loans, the following may help:

- Bradford Council and here: Bradford Council Assisted Purchase Scheme 0615.pdf

- Buttle UK (information on grants) 

- Christians Against Poverty 

- Citizens Advice

- National Debtline 

  Drugs and Alcohol  

If you are having problems with drugs or alcohol, contact the following organisations for their help:

- Bridge Bradford

- Hidden Homeless

- Project 6 Keighley  

  Food Banks
  See this document for details of local organisations which can help you with food: Free Food
   Forced Marriage
   See the following websites for information on Forced Marriages:   -  - 
  Housing and Homelessness

The following organisations may be able to help you if you are have nowhere to stay or think you may become homeless soon:

- Centrepoint - for referral to Centrepoint, see a Personal Adviser at the Connexions Centre (see the Contact Us page for details)

- Bradford Nightstop

 Alternatively, contact the  Housing Options Service, telephone 01274 435999 for an assessment

  Sexual Health  

If you're looking for the morning after pill, help with other contraception or general advice, contact the following:

- Bradford & Airedale Sexual Health

- Brook

- MESMAC (sexual health information for gay and bi men.  Includes the BLAST project) 

- Trinity Centre

  Staying Safe 

If you are dealing with any issues which you feel are affecting your safety, the following may be of help:

- Barnardo's Turnaround Service (child sexual exploitation)

- Bullying

- Childline

- Rape Crisis

- Self Harm (support for those impacted by self-harm) 

- STAR Project (Surviving Trauma After Rape)

- The Calm Zone (self harm support for young men aged 15-35) 

- The Hideout (for children and adults dealing with domestic abuse)

- The Mix (general information on lots of different areas) 

- Women's Aid

  Other Useful Links

- First Response (NHS) - for people of any age experiencing a mental health crisis, telephone 01274 221181

- Samaritans or call them locally on 01274 547547

Stronger Families

The Stronger Families programme (“Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund”) supports people across Leeds and Bradford who are facing challenges in being able to develop their skills, move towards the world of work and secure employment.  Taking part in the programme is entirely voluntary and is available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.  More information can be found at