Bradford Council COVID-19 Update


Support for unemployed residents

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All over the world people have lost their jobs, sources of income, or been furloughed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you or someone you know has recently become unemployed it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty about when and how the economy will recover or if you’ll be able to find work.

It’s important to know that you’re not alone and that help is available. There is lots of support available locally and online and as a council we are working hard with employers to help them to tell the residents of the district about any vacancies that they have.

Bradford partners - the Council, Bradford employers, the colleges, the University, training providers and the voluntary sector - are working together to connect Bradford residents back into work as quickly as possible, and to provide support and training while people are unemployed.

There is lots of information online that you might find helpful in managing stress and also for support and advice in finding work and training. We’ve put together some of this information in one place on our website where residents who are unemployed can visit to find information on:

  • Careers information, advice and guidance
  • Claiming benefits
  • Local support and vacancies

To find out more, please visit our support page

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Do you need help or support?

Need help? Call 01274 431000

If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000.

We can help by:

  • picking up shopping
  • delivering a food parcel to eligible people
  • ringing for a friendly chat
  • problem solving

See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.

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Are you concerned about someone's safety?

If you have a concern about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, do not keep it to yourself. Report your concern on the Safer Bradford website. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Or call:

  • For children 01274 435600 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
  • For adults 01274 431077 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
  • If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999

Don’t think, “What if I’m wrong?”. Think, “What if I’m right!”

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Stay at home as much as possible

Coronavirus advice May 2020

  • Work from home if you can
  • Avoid public transport if possible
  • Local parks and green spaces are available for your daily outdoor exercise
  • Always keep your distance in public (at least 2 metres apart)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you must all self-isolate

See the latest Government guidance on staying alert and safe.


Stay safe while out for exercise

Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise and observe the 2 metre rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information about where you can walk in the Bradford district, and how to stay safe while you do so, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.

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Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.


Helpful links

UK Government guidance and support

NHS coronavirus advice and information

Bradford district coronavirus advice and information

Support for local businesses


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