Champions Show the Way provides a range of interesting, sociable activities led by dedicated volunteer community health champions.
The activities are free, or low cost, and cover the whole of the Bradford District in wheelchair-accessible venues. You do not have to attend regularly and you can attend as many of our groups as you like.
Telephone: 01274 321 911
Who is this service for?
This service is for adults aged 18 or over who have:
- We welcome service users with long term health conditions
- They must be independent enough to leave their own home un-aided
- They must be well enough to access an activity in the local community run by a volunteer.
- Where appropriate have GP approval to participate in a physical activity.
How can you access the service?
You can self-refer to this service by either calling 01274 321911 or by completing this referral form.
Your GP or other another health professional may decide that our team can help you. In this case they can make the referral on your behalf using the referral form on ‘SystmOne’ (a clinical record) or by calling 01274 321911.
Once referred to Champions Show the Way we will contact you to find out what your interests are, and match you to one of our many activities.
In March 2019 the Care Trust celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Champions Show the Way. Take a look at Champions Show the Way in action…
Activities we offer
Activities take place in wheelchair-friendly venues. We also have some activities tailored to need, including a walk for visually impaired people.
Here are just some examples of the activities we offer:
- Arts and Craft groups
- Coffee mornings
- Creative writing
- Film groups
- Games groups
- Guided relaxation sessions
- Health walks – ranging from 30-90 mins long
- Painting and drawing groups
- Reading groups
- Reminiscence groups
- Singing groups
- Social groups
- Support groups for specific health conditions
- Wellbeing recovery support groups
More about what we do
Please note that dates and times may change over the Christmas period, or sessions may be cancelled at short notice. Please call the Champions Show The Way team to check whether your activity is running as expected (telephone: 01274 321 911).
Bereavement support group – Bradford
Bereavement support group – Bingley
Meditation course – starts January 2019
Pre-diabetes prevention and management course – starts January 2019
CSTW referral form
Community health champions are volunteers who are passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive mental wellbeing. They are aged from 18-80 and come from a range of backgrounds.
Many of our volunteers have long term health conditions themselves which they have learned to self-manage effectively. As a result we have walks that are specifically tailored for people with pulmonary health conditions such as COPD, led by Health Champions who self- manage their own pulmonary health condition.
We provide training and support for our community health champions, including regular meetings and events and we pay out of pocket expenses. We are committed to providing a positive volunteer experience, ensuring as much as possible that community health champions gain the skills and experience they want in order to fulfil their needs.
We are always looking for more volunteer community health champions. Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved. The volunteer and involvement code of conduct provides guidance to ensure volunteering with us is a positive experience.
Tel 01274 321911