Community Programmes

Here to help
people get
more out of
life

Royds is a proven partner in delivering contracts that enhance the life opportunities and wellbeing of people of all ages – in Bradford and further afield.

Below are just a few examples of successful projects past and present. Here at Royds, we’re always keen to discuss new community projects or contracts which we can deliver ourselves or by working alongside other main contractors and partners.

If you feel your organisation might benefit from working with Royds as a partner – or you’d like to invite us to tender, just get in touch. Together, we can make life better for our communities.

T: 01274 355600
E: info@royds.org.uk

Current Programmes

Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Programme

For some young people looking for their way in life, setting up in business could be a great idea....

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The New Horizons Monday Club

Held every Monday and commissioned by Bradford Council, New Horizons acts as a day centre social gathering place for...

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A Taste of Friendship at Delph

Delivered using Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) funding, a Taste of Friendship offers social activities such as bingo and...

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New Horizons Haven On The Green

Haven On The Green is an informal wellbeing café afternoon for both older people and Carers and takes place...

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New Horizons at Royds Befriending

The New Horizons Befriending Service,  provided by Royds and commissioned by Bradford Council, offers company and friendship to people...

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Royds Anti-Loan Shark Scheme

Open to anyone tempted by doorstep lenders or with debt problems or credit rating difficulties, this Royds programme supported...

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Self-Care

Health and wellbeing challenges are often a result of things such as life-changing events, money or work stresses, confidence...

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Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Nearly four million people across the UK now suffer from diabetes and 90 per cent of cases are Type...

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Past Programmes

Active Kids

Support to primary schools on healthy eating and exercise.

Delph Hill study programme

With Royds' help, community and environment charity Groundwork Leeds ran a study programme for 16-18 year olds at Delph Hill Community Centre in February 2015

Employment Programme

Many adults struggle to get into employment due to an accident, mental illness or lack of self-confidence. Our employment programme will provide the support needed to re-enter the job market.  Adults with a disability, long-term illness, or those experiencing minor to moderate health disorders who are wanting to get into work could get the support they are needing through this programme. Clients will be referred to us and will receive a recovery support plan. We aim to build our clients' confidence and make them more able to work through volunteering opportunities and work experience placements.

The Leap – Creative People and Places

In some parts of the district, virtually no one has the benefit of engaging in arts and cultural activities. The Leap is designed to change this over the next 10 years. The Leap is an exciting ten-year programme designed to increase people's engagement in the arts and cultural activities. Royds is part of the consortium delivering this programme in Bradford and Keighley, and is employing a creative team to make this work. We will be looking to recruit Change Makers - volunteers working in and with communities to develop local involvement. There will be a mix of big events for the district and smaller, local events and activities in communities and neighbourhoods. The programme will start in 2020.

Positive Youth Action

A comparison project with Joseph Rowntree Foundation estate in York examining positive reinforcement of citizenship. Participants gained points for activities which could be traded in for rewards. The scheme operated in South Bradford estates.

Reach Programme

A three-year programme funded by the Big Lottery, delivering employment support, community development and community environmental support in South Bradford.

Healthy Living Programme

Delivery of a five-year healthy living programme based on family support, independent living for older people, benefits support and healthy eating and exercise. Project funded by the Big Lottery.

Community Centre Review

Delivery of demonstration programme for the Home Office on resident participation and involvement, provision of inspirational tours to Royds, consultancy support to new organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber and leveraging of grant fund management.

Neighbourhood Management

Delivery of demonstration programme for the Home Office on resident participation and involvement, provision of inspirational tours to Royds, consultancy support to new organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber and leveraging of grant fund management.

Guide Neighbourhoods

Delivery of demonstration programme for the Home Office on resident participation and involvement, provision of inspirational tours to Royds, consultancy support to new organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber and leveraging of grant fund management.

Employment Link

Provision of an environmental warden service in eight disadvantaged areas across Bradford and Keighley

Environmental Wardens

Provision of an environmental warden service in eight disadvantaged areas across Bradford and Keighley

Kickstart Business Support

Pre-business start-up support, business start-up support and business forum support in south Bradford and nearby rural areas.

A2E

Employment brokerage and support to Bradford job seekers in Leeds Road, Barkerend, Thornbury, Manningham and Girlington.

Streets Ahead

A Neighbourhood Management programme which leveraged spend allocation management in Little Horton, Canterbury and Great Horton.

Health Means Business

Health Means Business was an innovative health programme delivered by Royds for Wakefield NHS and designed to help workers at inner-city firms to adopt heathier lifestyles and avoid time off work due to preventable illness. From nothing, Royds built up widespread awareness and helped over 140 businesses and 396 employees through personalised, in-company, work-and-wellbeing sessions.

Everybody Active Every Day

The Everybody Active Every Day programme was designed to tackle rising obesity. Sessions for both adults and children included indoor and outdoor activities and were all held in Bradford community settings and conducted over several weeks. Specialists and trained volunteers also offered healthy eating advice.

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