Helping Hands for the Community

At BCOC you will find a warm welcome, good food and someone to talk to.

We want to engage with our community, meet local needs and care for those that are lonely and isolated.

Through our drop-in sessions, we welcome over 100 people each week with a freshly prepared hot meal and opportunities to make friends and learn new skills. Please feel free to come and join us every Friday from 11:30am. In addition, over 55s are invited to attend our community social club every Tuesday from 1:30pm and we run Crafty Ladies sessions on a Wednesday afternoon.

You will also see us visiting a variety of people in the community. Engaging with our community informs us of the challenges that they face on a daily basis and helps us to shape the services that we offer. We help isolated, elderly and needy families in our area by providing access to information, supporting people to access specific services and meeting basic needs. We also offer bereavement, depression and mental health support.

Batley Community Outreach Centre, Wellington Street

Batley Community Outreach Centre

Drop-in with Food and Counselling

Batley Drop In
Batley Community Outreach

Visit our drop in centre, where we serve hot meals, desserts, tea and coffee, alongside counselling and signposting. Open to anyone in the community.

Batley Over 55s Well Spring

Batley Drop In
Batley Community Outreach

Come and join the NEW community social club for the over 55s in Batley. Activities include Films, BINGO, Green Bowling, Karaoke, Chair Aerobics and many more...

Crafty Ladies

Join with other nimble-fingered creatives at Crafty Ladies. Activities include Knitting, Sewing and Patchwork.

Breakfast at BCOC

Start your day the best way. Come along at 9:30 to catch up over bowls of cereal and plates of toast.

About BCOC

For the past six years, Batley Community Outreach Centre, with the help of our faithful team of volunteers, support workers and partners, has been able to offer services to the elderly, young families, the unemployed and homeless. It began as a desire in the hearts of just a few local pensioners to serve a single meal once a week to the vulnerable. Today it is a vibrant, community-led outreach in our Batley neighbourhood.

Stories

"If it was not for the drop-in I would still be stuck at home getting deeper into depression"
"My son is in prison, I have to look after his two children - the drop-in is a lifeline"
"The food that is served at the centre is the only proper meal I eat each week"
"I have been coming to the drop-in for five weeks and have really enjoyed meeting new people and someone to share my problems with"