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South Bradford Community Network

History and Information

In December 1998 South Bradford Community Network (SBCN) was established by a partnership between four local community groups, Great Horton Community Association, Odsal Residents Association, Queensbury Community Programme and Wyke Manor Community Association. Unfortunately only the latter two now form part of the partnership with a new organisation, Action for the Odsal Community. The reason for the evolvement of SBCN was due to demand from members of the public to provide an advice service on a variety of topics but in particular issues in relation to Debt and Welfare Benefits

Each year at our Annual General Meeting an Executive Committee is democratically elected from members of the community and our partner organisations who are entitled to nominate two representatives each. The majority of the committee have been members since the initial formation of the Network in 1998. They have numerous years of experience of not only managing SBCN but other organisations as well. Over the years they have attained experience and developed skills to raise and manage funds, maintain relevant financial controls, promote the network and employ staff.

The committee of SBCN consists of individuals employed by local voluntary/ community organisations and include a Community Centre Manager, Elderly Befriending Service Coordinator and After School­club Coordinator. Two are schoolteachers within the area; several are local residents who in fact carry out voluntary work. Additionally some members of the committee were in the past users of SBCN's services.

Initially as a volunteer only service SBCN has progressed to one that now employs 6 full time and 5 part time staff with volunteers still actively being involved in providing services. A majority of the staff reside in the Bradford South area therefore have an insight and the knowledge of the multicultural needs of the various communities. As defined in our constitution SBCN's aim and objectives are as follows:

'to promote the relief of poverty, distress, sickness,
education and protection and preservation of good health.'

These objectives are achieved by providing various services to the communities we serve, please click a link below to download a document which you can print out.

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