What we know about our communities

Bradford district Eastern Roma research

An overview of issues that impact on Eastern Roma communities in Bradford district

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Integration and cohesion data

An overview of cohesion and integration data in Bradford district

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Belong (national integration and cohesion network)

18 month study on the impact of Covid across 9 different cities as well as the voluntary sector. The research ‘Them and Us’ highlights the benefits of integration and cohesion when in crisis

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Listen in

Listen in is one of the ways which the Bradford district and Craven Health and Care partnership are connecting with local communities. Listen in involves direct conversations between decision-makers and the public, visits to community groups and activities to help build relationships and understand what matters most to local people.

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Insights from Listening Rooms for Belonging, trust and fairness 2024

An in-depth analysis of over 130 resident, children and young people across Bradford district on belonging, trust and fairness, to understand how these themes are currently experienced and how they could be further improved and facilitated for equality.

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Faith Dynamics of Muslims

A paper on the major Islamic denominations present within Bradford to support engagement with Masajid and Madaris as part of the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme.

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Facts and figures about our population

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The JSNA comprises overarching information on the health and wellbeing needs of people in Bradford District, as well as several more detailed needs assessments on specific issues and population groups. Its purpose is to provide an assessment of needs to inform priorities for planning and commissioning, with the aim of improving health and wellbeing, and reducing inequalities.

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Tools and guides

Diversity Calendar

The Diversity Calendar lays out a large variety of important religious and belief festivals, national and international days of recognition & many other days of celebrations and contemplation that take place throughout the year.

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Reducing Inequalities Alliance

The Reducing Inequalities Alliance has launched a call to action for reducing inequalities in Bradford District and Craven. This document describes the types of inequalities that exist locally and will help you understand how you can take action to reduce inequalities and ultimately close the life expectancy gap. You can view and share the document using this link: It is also available on the Alliance website.

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Co-Production in ActEarly – Nothing about us, without us

A co-production strategy for communities, researchers and stakeholders to identify ways of improving health and reducing inequalities. Nine principles have been identified for co-creation.

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Racism and Allyship in the Workplace

This Anti-racism and allyship in the workplace toolkit outlines the steps individuals in the workplace can take to become an effective ally.

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Inclusive Language guide

The guide has been co-designed with partners, representatives and allies from across Bradford District and Craven who specialise in race, gender, LGBTQ+ and disability.

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Inclusive Employers Toolkit

The toolkit provides a step-by-step guide on how organisations can undertake an assessment of where they are on their inclusive employers journey and useful resources to move them along.

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Anti-bias recruitment toolkit

The toolkit is to ensure all those involved in recruitment and selection are aware of how bias exists within recruitment and selection processes and what actions they can take to reduce or eliminate such bias. The toolkit has been created for NHS staff, but permission has been gained to promote and test more widely in other sectors.

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Unconscious bias toolkit

This tool is designed to support individual, managers and leaders to recognise situations where bias may have impacted his or her decision-making, behaviours and how that might impact others. Additionally, the conversations and exercises built into the agenda will help participants recognise and manage bias within themselves.

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This tool gives you detailed information on whether a place is going to be accessible to you or not before going out.

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Policies and Strategies

Bradford for Everyone strategy

Bradford Council’s strategy on integration and cohesion.

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Bradford district Eastern Roma Strategy

Bradford Council’s cross sector strategy on improving outcomes for Eastern Roma community.

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Hate Crime Strategy 2021-24

In preparation for our new Hate Crime Strategy, we have reached out and listened to members of our District.

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Guides for Awareness Days, Weeks & Months

The Why Amplify guide - LGBTQ+ History month Feb 2024

LGBTQ+ History Month starts from the first and ends on the 28 of February.

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Ramadan Guide

Top tips for employers surrounding Ramadan, a sacred month in Islam where fasting from dawn to sunset, reflection, and community are emphasized.

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Race Equality Week - Communications toolkit

In this toolkit you’ll find resources for colleagues working across Bradford District and Craven for Race Equality Week 2024.

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Key messages from Race Equality Network

Race Equality Network is an umbrella organisation which brings together Minority Ethnic communities across Bradford and District and champion race inequality.

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The Why Amplify Guide for Race Equality Week 2024

This guide is for people who have a responsibility, role or want to champion for equity, diversity, trust, belonging, social connections, cohesion and integration.

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The Why Amplify Guide for International Women’s Day and International Women’s History Month

The aim of the IWD2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.

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Assets for festivals and days of significance

This is a .zip file download containing assets for festivals and days of significance.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

The week aims to reduce stigma, promote understanding, and empower people to prioritise their mental health.

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Amplify: Bradford district’s diversity calendar

Amplify is designed to celebrate, build awareness and share good practice on key days, weeks and months of significance sending a clear message that people, no matter what their background matter to us.

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Vesakha Puja

Vesakha Puja (Buddha) - A significant day for Buddhists, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha, usually marked by prayer and meditation.

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23 May 2024

National Volunteer week

National Volunteer week - to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and to say thank you! The theme for 2024 is the #CelebrateService.

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01 June 2024

Pride Month

Pride Month – The kickoff for a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, focusing on history, rights, and advocacy.

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01 June 2024

Gypsy, traveller and Roma Month

Gypsy, traveller and Roma Month - celebrates the richness that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities bring to peoples everyday lives here in the UK, and the many and varied contributions ... Gypsy, traveller and Roma Month

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01 June 2024

Carers Week

Carers Week -is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. ... Carers Week

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10 June 2024

Mens Health Awareness Week

Mens Health Awareness Week - is a dedicated week that shines a spotlight on the unique health concerns impacting men. Men’s Health Week encourages men to take charge of their ... Mens Health Awareness Week

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12 June 2024