The Millan Centre works in the Manningham area of Bradford, and aims to provide education and social activities in a women-only community space. In general it is available six days a week, and offers a wide range of courses, groups and activities, including ESOL, gardening, IT, sewing, youth groups, self-defence, plus advise sessions, and a popular over-50s group.
At the Allen Lane Foundation February 2021 meeting, Trustees agreed a grant of £3,000 towards the Millan Centre. This is towards the Safer than Ever project – which will provide group and one-to-one mental health support and counselling to older South Asian women who have seen their mental health worsen during the pandemic. Around 40 women will benefit over the year, through increased confidence, improved mental health and overall wellbeing, and reduced feelings of isolation and depression.