Keighley 'Surviving Summer' Family Resource Conference (due to demand)

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Keighley Civic Hall

North Street

Keighley, BD21 3RZ

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Due to popular demand following the sell-out of 'Surviving Summer' conference in City Hall on 13th June, we are holding a second identical conference in Keighley to give more people the chance to participate on 19th July.

'Surviving Summer' is a free conference for community, voluntary and statutory practitioners to come together for an information and knowledge exchange aimed at supporting our more vulnerable families to thrive over the summer holidays.

As the summer holidays approach, for thousands of local families the six-week school break can be marred by acute financial stress and the threat of holiday hunger.

The conference will be opened by the Lord Mayor Cllr Doreen Lee with guest speakers Cathy Henwood from Healthy Holidays giving the national and local picture of holiday provision and family support. The event will be closed by John Grogan MP for Keighley.

Through four workshops, delegates will explore and exchange knowledge about support and provision available locally to help our families thrive during the holidays.

Each delegate can chose two of the four workshops chosen on the day with refreshments provided. Workshops offered are:

  1. Thriving families
  2. Benefits and Universal Credit
  3. Helping Households
  4. Money management

The conference will be followed by five road-shows taking place around the district from 23nd-27th July at the start of the summer holidays. Information generated at the conference will help shape delivery and content of these public road shows to support families in getting the help they need to thrive.

The road shows will be aimed at supporting families to reduce their summer holiday costs by giving information covering:

  • Low cost/ no cost holiday ideas
  • Where to access inexpensive/ no cost food
  • Ideas to reduce other daily costs like energy bills
  • Where to get debt, benefit and other financial help

For more information or to register by email please contact

Registration and refreshments served from 9.30 for a 10am start.


Where and when is it?

Keighley Civic Hall | North Street | Keighley BD21 3RZ

Friday 19th July 2019 from 09:00 to 13:30 - Registration from 9.30 for a 10am start.

Who is this conference for?

Anyone who wants to learn more about supporting families in the summer holidays

How many people can attend?

We have 80 tickets available on EventBright that are on a 'first come first served' basis

How many workshops can I attend?

You will be able to sign up for 2 of the 4 workshops on the day.

Are there any organisation stands available?

Due to a lack of space, stands have already been allocated giving out information on the day.

What areas are the Road Shows going to be?

Five road show locations have been arranged in Bradford and Keighley that will be announced at the conference.

Who is organising it?

The Anti-Poverty Events Group supports the aims of the Bradford Anti-Poverty Coordination Group across the Bradford District and is made up of community organisations including Bradford District Credit Union, CNET, People CAN, Bradford Council, Stronger Families and Carers Resource.

Who do I contact for more information?

Michelle Taylor via email

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