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Emergency Food

Local foodbanks may require a referral. The Kirkgate Centre can provide a referral for you. Please let us know by email or text on 07429 128238 giving your name, address and phone number.
Bradford North Foodbank, Shipley Baptist Church call 01274 292256
Shipley Neighbours, St Peter's, support with shopping, prescription collection call 01274 400381 or 07848 413941

How to support foodbanks

You can organise food bank collections with your neighbours in one of your gardens and deliver collected food to the Kirkgate Centre, Monday—Wednesday mornings.

Homeless not Helpless Bradford: Donations of toiletries, warm clothes and packet food or take a look at their wish list on their Facebook page or call on 01535 442399

You can make direct payments to the food banks with these details:

Bradford North Foodbank: Cooperative Bank 08-92-99, 65960075
Or visit Donate to Bradford North Foodbank

Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank: Cooperative Bank 08-92-99, 65225833

Gift Aid

When you donate, please tick the Gift Aid box if you pay income tax. With Gift Aid, foodbanks can turn every £1 donated into £1.20 by claiming tax back from the Government. This gives foodbanks 20% more buying power than you!

Donate to Bradford North Foodbank

Donate to Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank

Donating food

Donating food is still very important. If you you live in Shipley and have non-perishable food items to donate, please email us and we will arrange collection from your doorstep.

Please avoid unnecessary journeys and do not leave food outside the Kirkgate Centre.

Help and Support
Bradford Council
You can find details of many council services and how to volunteer to support the community effort at:

If you are in urgent need of any practical help or support, for example with food or because of financial hardship, please call Bradford Council’s helpline.

You can also call this number to report other concerns and to register as a volunteer to help the wider support effort.

Call: 01274 431000

If you don’t have little or no phone credit but can email us, please email us your phone number and we will call back.

If you need medical advice or help, please visit:

NHS website:

If the website isn’t accessible or useful:

Call: 111

Mental Health
Mental Health
If you need urgent help call First Response Cellar Trust mental health crisis
01274 221181

Money Benefits & Advice
Advice Service 
Windhill Community Centre for appointments call
01274 588831
Citizens Advice Airedale call
0344 2451282

Debt Advice
National Debt Line call
0808 8084000
Step Change debt call
0800 1381111
Age UK Money issues and benefits for older people call
0800 6781602

Warm Homes
Struggling to keep warm this winter
0808 1683547

Universal Credit
If you are facing financial difficulties you may be eligible for Universal Credit, which is the main State welfare benefit.

Universal Credit website:

Telephone Mon - Fri, 8am to 6pm
Telephone: 0800 328 5644 (choose option 2, then option 3)

Textphone: 0800 328 1344 (choose option 2, then option 3)

NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 328 5644

Gas and Electricity
If you are unable to top your prepaid meters, you should contact your energy supplier. They will ensure your energy supply is not cut off.

If your energy supplier isn’t listed below, you can find their customer support number on their website and on most emails or letters they have sent to you.

British Gas
0333 202 9802

0333 200 5100

0345 052 0000

N Power
0800 073 3000

Scottish Power
0800 027 0072

0345 026 2658

Support Available
Hale Project
Befriending calls and buddying in Shipley call
01274 271088

Kirkgate Centre
Friendship calls for over 55's call Monday —Wednesday am on
01274 580186

Age UK Bradford Telephone calls and support for older people call 01274 391190

Mind in Bradford Mental health support call 01274 730815

Cellar Trust First response mental health crisis call 01274 221181

Carers' Resource Support for carers call 01274 449660

MY Wellbeing College is a free NHS service to help people manage everyday problems such as feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress.
MyWellbeing College - Welcome to Bradford (

Domestic Violence Local Support
Staying Put call
0808 2800999
Men Standing Up call
0300 3030167