Communityworks is distinctive because we meet the needs of the entire community from pre-birth to 99! We have a number of partnerships that enable us to achieve this. BBC Children In Need fund our children’s work for 5-13s supporting families with older children. (Funded until 2019) Clearly our partnership with Bradford Council who provide Children’s Centre activities which have an impact on families with children under 5 is very important. Bradford Council fund our Friendship Centre which funds our work with older people in the area. The transition arrangements for children between Communityworks and local primary schools ensures that children have the best start to school. The Benefits Advice partnership with Family Action ensures that people are able to access good quality advice at Communityworks.

The ‘e:merge’ and Communityworks partnership has secured the delivery of youth work in the area based at Communityworks. We are also a key partner along with The Anchor Project in delivering environmental initiatives for local people ranging from plant potting sessions to the garden competition to community clean ups. We are also working very closely with The Friends of Peel Park, supporting the cafĂ© and making improvements for play equipment to encourage greater community involvement in the park. We try to support and organise events for families in the park too. We are also working together with Bradford Council to improve the local environment through community clean-ups and supporting residents to keep their streets looking better!