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 Champions Show the Way for?

This service is for adults aged 18 or over:

  • 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.

Please follow their Facebook page and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest events.

Find out more about the Step Up! for Better Lives virtual steps challenge. Our champions are encouraging everyone to get involved in helping raise money for the Trust charity, Better Lives.

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…

CSTW 10th anniversary case story booklet 2019

Activities we offer

Activities take place in wheelchair-friendly venues.  We also have some activities tailored to need.
Activity and walking groups. Please note several groups have been postponed due to the recent Government guidance on COVID-19:
Activity List March 2020 – updated 17.03.20
Walk List March 2020 – updated 17.03.20

New activity information:
Grassington Stroke Support group, Sing for fun group
New walks information:
River Aire Walkers at Apperley Bridge, Bingley Canalside Walk Flyer

  • 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

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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).
Champions Show the Way programme leaflet

Facebook page

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CSTW self referral

  • Follow the service on social media

    Twitter @BDCFT_CSTW


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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

There are lots of other ways to get involved at the Trust too.