New Bus for Bierley Community Association

New Bus for Bierley Community Association

Bierley Community Association runs The Life Centre, a community centre in the heart of Bierley housing estate in Bradford. The facility has been the beating heart of the community for many years and provides multiple services to residents including benefits advice, counselling and exercise for the over 60s.

They received funding to purchase a community minibus to help them reach isolated older people, disengaged young people and families. The minibus has been a great success with the centre reporting a big increase in service users now that accessible transport is available. The group gave us a breakdown of how the bus has been used so far:

82 Exercise Classes

72 Friday Friends - Crafts / games / trips

42 Bingo sessions

19 Cover to Cover Book club

22 Senior council meetings

71 Asda Shopping Bus

64 Home Visits

2 Christmas Meals

3 Cinema trips

The bus is utilised 7 days a week by the community association and other charitable groups in the area including The Vine, St Christopher’s and Bierley Bethel.


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