A COMMUNITY centre in Bradford is offering a friendly drop-in service for anyone affected negatively by the pandemic or for those who may benefit from being more socially active.

The Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre are hosting the free sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-noon.

Staff at the centre in Odsal encourage those who need support to come along for a friendly chat and a cup of tea to get advice or information to help them ease back into community life at a pace that is comfortable.

Sedbergh’s Lucy O’Farrell said: “We know a lot of people are struggling and we want to make things a bit easier for them in these tough times.

"We can do this by suggesting activities and resources or by giving benefits advice, utility deals information, form-filling assistance or food bank vouchers.”

The centre offers a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities including weekly social sessions, recreational activities, crafting groups, exercise and sports, respite for carers and specific sessions to promote good physical and mental well-being.

Sedbergh is financed through subscriptions, donations and other fund-raising activities and is always seeking further funding to continue and expand its services.