(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

Switchboard Tel :01484 515086

Referrals Tel: 01484 340034 (between 10am and 4pm only)

News

Sadeh Lok staff in festive foodbank boost

Foodbank donation
Kind hearted staff at Huddersfield-based housing group, Sadeh Lok, have pulled out all the stops to donate five big boxes of food and toiletries to a local foodbank charity. The Christmas delivery was welcomed by staff and volunteers at the Welcome Centre foodbank this week as more and more families and individuals look for help… Read More

The rise of the working poor and food banks in our wealthy nation

Centre Manager and volunteers
We live in one of the world's richest nations and yet increasing numbers of our citizens are using food banks. Many of them are not homeless or jobless, they are the working poor, or those who have suddenly been thrown into crisis. Last year the food bank at Huddersfield's Welcome Centre, one of the largest… Read More

Local business Stafflex joins The Welcome Centre as a Corporate Partner

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Huddersfield-based business Stafflex has made a corporate donation to help fund the running costs of The Welcome Centre, a local charity based in Huddersfield town centre. The Welcome Centre provides support to individuals and families in crisis in the south Kirklees area. The Welcome Centre distributes food parcels, toiletry packs, kitchen packs, bedding packs, and clothing, to people whose circumstances… Read More

25th anniversary curry night – closed

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On behalf of the Welcome Centre a huge thank you to all involved with our curry night  it was a great success. A special thanks to Owen and Katie at Landings 72, Huddersfield Events Management students, Morrison's for the prosecco, Hathor for the dancing (a nice surprise)  the raffle donors, Delicious Desserts and our guests… Read More

Coats and bedding donations suspended

Due to the overwhelming response to our winter coat appeal we have now stopped taking in coats. We have a sufficient supply to meet the demand of our clients. We have received a significant amount of bedding during the last two months and have no further storage available therefore we have also suspended bedding donations.… Read More

SOLD OUT ‘I Daniel Blake’ Film & Food Night- closed

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Dolly Shot Pop Up Picture House in collaboration with The Electric Cinema http://electrictheatrecinema.org/events/ and The Red and Green Club in Milnsbridge, raised over £1300 through showings of ‘I Daniel Blake’ 2016 (cert 2016) Directed by Ken Loach.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported the events.

50p Pot Christmas challenge- Closed

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For those of you who took part we raised more than £1800 from those tiny little pots. A staggering amount that helped us to offer Christmas lunch to those in crisis. It took a lot of trips to the bank and some seriously strong arms to count over 3600 50p pieces but it was well… Read More

Vacancy – Centre Manager

CENTRE MANAGER               SALARY: £27-30,000

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and resourceful individual, with excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, who is capable of creative and strategic leadership. S/he will lead the development of the Welcome Centre, ensure the effective implementation of strategy, policies and procedures, provide leadership, direction and support to all staff and volunteers and ensure the effective… Read More

We Shall Overcome Punk Rock Night 8th October

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For the second year running musicians are coming together nationally to support people in crisis. This year our local event will support The Welcome Centre. Food Bank and More and One Good Turn Charity MBE - Calderdale Expected donation is £5 - all proceeds will be donated to the two chosen charities. Donations of food,… Read More

Plain Quakers present “For Conscience Sake”

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Thank you to our friends at Plain Quakers who raised £157.50 from their performance.