All Services in Bradford

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Touchstone’s new and exciting project is called Healthy Connections.  We will be loaning tablets, loaded with 40GB of data, to Service Users of VCSE organisations over West Yorkshire.

The tablet lending scheme is the critical component of the Healthy Connections project to communicate vital Covid-19 guidance and vaccination messaging and bridge the digital skills and access gap by providing tablets for a period of up to 3 months, for those who would not otherwise have access to equipment or the internet.

Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders.

Shafa works with people form the South Asian community who have offended. We support people to access local resources, including employment, training, education and housing. We help people to address family relationship issues and substance misuse and will support people to recognise and address their triggers for offending behaviour. We focus on well being, health, housing, relationships, family, cultural considerations, employment and training.

Alongside organisations from across Leeds and Bradford we’ve been given £7 million of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund to support parents to access training, start job searching and find employment. We realise there are lots of reasons that day to day life can make this difficult and offer support with things like health and wellbeing, reducing debt and budgeting as well as supporting the transition into work. We work closely with other organisations that offer a range of services.

The My Plan Perinatal Service is funded with a grant from NHS Charities Together, the national charity partner of the NHS.

We help Women in Bradford who are suffering with perinatal mental health issues as a result of a recent pregnancy or as a result of existing problems that might get worse with an upcoming pregnancy.

We provide specialist support to women living in Bradford experiencing low to moderate perinatal mental health issues, focusing on improving wellbeing and mental health.

After our success in Leeds, Touchstone has been funded by the NHS to create a Perinatal Mental Health Peer Supporter Alliance throughout the rest of West Yorkshire.  We have recruited a small team to discover what mental health support West Yorkshire offers to parents, and to co-produce an alliance with the peer supporters and organisations we get to know along the way.  We also aim to improve the links between peer supporters and clinical staff, improve the promotion of peer support so that members of the public can find what they need, offer training in peer supporter skills and reduce digital exclusion within peer support.  By July 2022 the Perinatal Mental Health Peer Supporter Alliance should be operating independently as a self-sustained group.