Working with and for Bradford’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans communities.
Welcome to Bradford Equity Partnership
Equity Partnership is a charity set up and delivered by LGBT people in Bradford and the surrounding areas.
Equity Partnership delivers training to a wide range of organisations to give them the knowledge and tools to combat homophobia and transphobia and to help them create LGBT friendly workplaces and services.
We support LGBT groups and individuals to have a say in the decisions taken by agencies, which affect our lives, and work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies, such as Bradford Council and Bradford Hate Crime Alliance.
Our community centre provides a safe and relaxed space for all LGBT people to socialise and learn. It is also available for hire, being a fully-equipped training resource and a venue for events right in the centre of Bradford.
LGBT people are part of Bradford’s proud heritage and we like to let people know that we are here! We support and celebrate key LGBT events in the annual calendar. We also like to make sure that we are there when other celebrations and commemorations take place. Find out more on our events calendar.
Don’t forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you’re coming to the AGM!
Dear Equity Partnership Member,
The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bradford LGB&T Strategic Partnership (Equity Partnership) will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Equity Centre, Providence Street, Bradford BD1 2PW. Anyone may attend the event.
At the AGM, Members of the Equity Partnership have voting rights, including voting on who may be Trustees, and making amendments to our Constitution (also known as the Memorandum and Articles of Association).
We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to come to the AGM. So that we can provide sufficient seating on the night, we would be grateful if you would let us know whether or not you will be attending. Please email the following details: Name, phone number, email, If you represent a group or organisation and if you have any access requirements to email@example.com
Yorkshire MESMAC are seeking to appoint: Community Development Worker Older LGBT+ Adults. As detailed by MESMAC below:
are seeking to appoint the following: Community
Development Worker Older LGBT+ Adults (Bradford). This role
is co-located with
Yorkshire MESMAC and Equity Partnership teams and offices in Bradford, approximately ½ to ½
To decrease social isolation experienced by Older LGBT+ Adults in
Bradford as part of the DoH&W Day Opportunities Grant.
To involve Older LGBT+ Adults at every level of the services that
To develop and support the two older people’s groups in Bradford –
Older & Wilder and Older & Bolder.
To increase social opportunities for socially isolated Older LGBT+
To support the two older people’s groups to become self-sufficient
To recruit, train and support project volunteers, including Older
LGBT+ Adults, to roles including:
To undertake outreach work, to reach Older LGBT+ Adults, community
groups, areas & events where they meet.
To develop forums, groups and events that meet the needs of Older
& Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the application pack for
To assess needs in relation to social isolation
experienced by Older LGBT+ adults.
To develop ways of working around perceived, felt
and expressed needs of Older LGBT+ Adults in conjunction with Yorkshire MESMAC
and Equity Partnership management and staff teams.
To represent the project on relevant bodies and
committees as identified by the Yorkshire MESMAC Operations Manager – West and
North Ridings, Chief Executive and/or the Equity Partnership Trustee Board.
To support volunteers working with the
project. Providing supervision, training
and support as well as helping develop the volunteer roles that exist and
creating new roles when necessary.
To attend meetings, providing reports, as
appropriate, of the Yorkshire MESMAC Board of Trustees, Equity Partnership
Board of Trustees and associated working groups.
Salary: NJC scale 6 point 26 starting at £23,866 per annum pro rata for 15 hours per week. Fixed
term contract until 31st March 2021.
There is a 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on
completion of probationary period). Salary is
reviewed annually.This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS
with barred lists check.
The Zine Workshops will NOT be on the previous dates of 22nd February and 1st of March as they take a different form, the new dates for the next two sessions will come soon.
Join Jen, one of the Equity Partnerships newest members, to chat share stories/anecdotes about Bradford’s LGBT history whilst trying out some quick and simple craft activities: – Fabric badge making – Print-making – Card-making – Mini zine/book making
Jen is an archivist and zine maker who, in the spirit of LGBT History Month, would like to create a zine celebrating Bradford’s LGBT history.
Potential content could include: Memories and anecdotes will be captured in text and image creation (perhaps using personal photos and/or archival images from the local library) we will also include a map to show where the pubs were and will form the basis for the first LGBT heritage walk in Bradford.
All members’ input is welcomed. You may be moved to write a short piece of poetry, have a collection of photos, have anecdotes to share, know people who would be happy for you to share their stories. Additionally for those who can’t join us at the session/s we would welcome your inclusion and you can do so by contacting us directly via email (Estelle@ArtworksCreative.org.uk) or through the Equity Centre
Artist: New artist Jen (part of the LGBT community) will lead the sessions.
Session Info: 1-2 sessions lasting 2 hours each
Introduction to zine-making and techniques involved, with simple zine-associated crafts.Group discussion about local (and wider) LGBT community history and what could be shared in the zine.
Where: The Equity Centre
*Final zines will be available from the Equity Centre and will be included in the Queer Stories archive.