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Every Saturday morning Peelers Café is open in Peel Park for tea, coffee and homemade cakes and biscuits. Why not pop down between 10am & 12 noon? Every first Saturday of the month there is a Litterpick which starts from the café at 11am. Come and help keep the park looking great!

Did you see us featured on BBC Look North? Just before Christmas the BBC came along to film us as we celebrated Christmas with refugee families that we had been working with over the year. We are very proud of the welcome that we give to all the community, but especially those who have come to us from difficult circumstances. Bradford is a City of Sanctuary and Communityworks aims to do everything we can to support those who have arrived here having suffered immeasurably. We have a clear set of values - outlined on our ‘Aims and Vision’ page and genuinely believe that if the community adopted these, this neighbourhood would be transformed.

Zafar our Community Star

We are very pleased and proud to report that our very own Zafar won a Community Star at the Telegraph & Argus Community Stars Awards 2016 for being a good neighbour. I am sure you will all agree he is a very worthy winner! He was nominated by Maha Al Jaffan and Iman Ladkani who both came to the ceremony!

Communityworks wants to help you develop your skills and to that end we are running English Classes so that you can communicate with the world around you. This means that when you go to school or the doctors or the supermarket you will be able to hold a conversation and deal with situations that arise. One of the great results of our support is that some people are getting interviews for the first time in their lives and some are getting into employment and out of poverty. If you would like to change your situation then come along to Communityworks and we will support you.

Please note that Communityworks will no longer be able to assist adults that are unwilling to join a class and take some responsibility for their personal development. We want to empower people to develop their full potential not create a dependency culture. We think this is the best way forward to make a positive change and if you don’t quite understand our approach please talk to one of the team who will explain in detail.

Now that we are no longer responsible for delivering Children’s Centre services we are planning to start new things! For example during the summer we have been working with local volunteers and Bradford Council doing some community clean-ups! Local people - many from the Roma community having been working really hard to make some of our local back alleys clean and safe. See photos below to see the difference we can make!

Clean-up in action

Clean-up in action

Clean-up in action

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