As a City of Sanctuary Bradford District is big, diverse and globally connected with long-standing traditions of welcoming people from across the world, all of whom have played their part in contributing to its history, heritage and cultural and economic life. As the UK’s Youngest City Bradford has a diverse and vibrant population with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our district is formed of a network of cities, towns and villages each with their own unique identities, and surrounded by beautiful countryside and moorland. Through working over many years to bring communities together, promote shared values and connect people to opportunities, our services and community organisations have developed a significant body of expertise about what does and doesn’t work. This is why we became one of five integration areas funded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to build on this. Our Stronger Communities Together Strategy has been an opportunity to refresh our commitment and go further. Our collective vision for the district is of “a place where everyone feels that they belong, are understood, feel safe and are able to fully participate in the opportunities the District offers”. The commitments outlined within our strategy are delivered under the title “Bradford For Everyone”.

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