Author: Luke Aylward

  • Bus travel in Bradford: An autistic person’s guide

    Bus travel in Bradford: An autistic person’s guide

    This blog post has been written by Luke Aylward, Autism AIM’s Information Officer. As you may or may not have heard, the Bradford Interchange Bus Station is currently closed for repairs. This is due to damage caused by extreme weather and it’s likely that the Bus Station won’t be open until April at the earliest.…

  • Christmas 2023: Links to support in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas 2023: Links to support in Bradford and Craven

    In this guide, we have links to places where you can get support if you are in crisis, are feeling isolated or just want someone to talk to. This includes national helplines, local helplines and crisis services in Bradford and Craven. National helplines These are helplines that are run for people nationally. Please note that…

  • Christmas 2023: Cost of Living support in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas 2023: Cost of Living support in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas and winter can both be hard, especially if you are struggling for money. To help with that, we have written this guide which has useful links to services in Bradford and Craven that can help you with things like paying the bills and managing your money. Benefits There are some services open around Christmas…

  • Christmas 2023: Social events and peer groups in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas 2023: Social events and peer groups in Bradford and Craven

    In the run-up to Christmas, there are a handful of accessible social events and peer-led groups taking place across the Bradford and Craven area. Many of them are ked or co-led by autistic adults. In this guide, we are listing them all, including information on how to join. Out Spoken – Winter Wellbeing Session Specialist…

  • Christmas 2023: Food aid and community dinners in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas 2023: Food aid and community dinners in Bradford and Craven

    If you are struggling to feed yourself and/or are lonely on Christmas Day, it can be hard to know where to turn to. In this guide, we have information on where to go for food aid and community Christmas dinners in the Bradford and Craven area. Food banks in Bradford All the links below have…

  • Christmas 2023: Bin days and post days in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas 2023: Bin days and post days in Bradford and Craven

    In the Bradford District and Craven area of North Yorkshire, bin collection days are likely to change, as normal collection days for some could fall during Bank Holidays. In this guide, we have information on bin collection dates and postal services during the festive period. Bin days in Bradford Bradford Council state that any collections…

  • Christmas 2023: Supermarket, bank and shop opening times

    Christmas 2023: Supermarket, bank and shop opening times

    At this time of year, supermarkets, banks, shops and shopping centres have different opening times, being largely closed during Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To help keep you aware of when they are open, we have a list of opening times for major supermarkets, banks and building societies, and shopping centres in Bradford and…

  • Christmas 2023: Public transport services in Bradford and Craven

    Christmas 2023: Public transport services in Bradford and Craven

    During Christmas and New Year 2023/24, there will be some changes to the frequency of bus, train and plane services in Bradford and Craven. In this guide, we have information on when and how often public transport will run in the festive period. Bus services in Bradford Bus services in Craven (North Yorkshire) Train services…

  • Three-week Christmas and New Year planner for 2023-24

    Three-week Christmas and New Year planner for 2023-24

    To help plan during a time of year when routine and certainty are hard to come by, the whole Autism AIM team have made a three-week planner! It covers the three weeks that include Christmas and New Year for 2023-24. The planner Download our planner To get a free copy of the seasonal planner, please…

  • Our closing dates for Christmas and New Year 2023-24

    Our closing dates for Christmas and New Year 2023-24

    During the Christmas and New Year period, Bradford and Craven Autism AIM will not be running Autism Hub sessions for booked appointments. The Hub won’t be open on Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) or Monday 1st January (New Year’s Day), as both those dates are Bank Holidays. Our last Autism Hub session of 2023 will…

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