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 Action For Children 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 provide a day centre twice a week for older people in the area. The transition arrangements for children between Communityworks and Peel Park Primary and Westminster Primary have improved because there is a stronger working relationship. The Benefits Advice partnership with Family Action has just begun and will enable people able to access good quality advice at Communityworks.

The ‘e:merge’ and Communityworks partnership has secured 3 years funding from Tudor Trust to deliver youth work in the area based at Communityworks. The LACO project has provided vital support for EE Migrants in the area, including translation support. Links with the Library in St Augustine’s Church have promoted an increased interest in books and a greater awareness of the facility. We are also a key partner along with The Anchor Project, The Thornbury Project, The Shine Project, BD4 Families and Friends of Bowling Park working as Environment Matters delivering environmental initiatives for local people ranging from plant potting sessions to the garden competition to community clean ups. We are also working together with Bradford Council to improve the local environment through community clean-ups!