Projects & Services

Our projects are targeted to benefit the communities that we serve. The key beneficiaries of our work are the communities in the catchment, predominantly the local Bangladeshi, Pakistani and the Kashmiris. However, we abide by the Equality Policy to ensure that no individual who walks through the door is discriminated against. The core BACP services include:

Advice, Information and Guidance service
Open all week days. BACP offers a one to one drop-in service on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and service by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Elderly Day Care service
Day care service for the elderly (50+ and also vulnerable adults) runs on a gender specific basis – Wednesdays for the male and Thursdays for female (10.30 -1.30). The service includes activities and sessions which are geared towards improving the health and wellbeing of the day service users, give them more independence and redress isolation.
Gym and Fitness service
A well-equipped community gym to support active, healthy living catering to all age groups above 13. Open six days a week with separate timing for males and females.
Basic Skills and Vocational service
English, IT, Food Hygiene
ICT Suite
Open on all week days offering the community members free access to the internet and other IT services like emailing, printing, scanning etc at a nominal fee.
Job Club
Open on Thursdays (10.00 am -12.00 pm) followed by one to one basic IT skill support for beginners.
After-school Club
Open on all week days IT/Pool.
Admin Service
Readily available Photocopying, Faxing, Scanning, Emailing, Letter drafting, Form filling (online and hardcopy), Translating services at a nominal charge.
Room Hire
Venue available for hire for meetings, activities, classes & parties.
Bangla School
On week-ends to impart Bengali language and culture knowledge to the children of parents of Bangladeshi origin.
Ambition for Ageing Project
This is part of a nationwide ‘Ageing Better’ programme across 15 partnerships funded by Big Lottery Fund. In greater Manchester it is called ‘Ambition for Ageing’ which is a £10M programme across Greater Manchester over 5 years, led by GMCVO. In Rochdale, this is being delivered by a partnership of 5 organisations including BACP in the three selected wards of Central Rochdale, Smallbridge & Firgrove and West Middleton, led by KYP.
In addition, BACP runs various short-term ad-hoc projects and activities to benefit the respective sections of the community and improve community cohesion.