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Opening hours

Main centre - for visitors and parcel collections            

15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB                                                                          

  • Food parcel collections - open Monday to Friday 11.00am-4.30pm  
  • Office  - open Monday to Friday 09.30am-4.30pm 

Christmas opening hours 

  • Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st January
  • All other days are our standard opening hours                                       

Donations centre - to drop off donations

Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road,  Lockwood, HD1 3RR     

  •  Open Monday to Friday 10.15am-1.15pm       

Christmas opening hours 

  • The warehouse will close at 1.15pm on Monday 24th December. It will not reopen again until Wednesday 2nd January.

Phone us 

  • General enquiries 01484 515086
  • Referrals 01484 340034

The staff team

Ellie Coteau - Centre Manager  

Ellie ensures The Welcome Centre delivers a high quality service to people in need in the community. She’s responsible for the centre achieving its operational and strategic aims.
She manages and supports the staff team, policy development and stakeholder engagement. Also, Ellie secures funding for the centre and manages the strategic plan for the future.  

To contact Ellie call 01484 515086 or email [email protected]


Emma Greenough - Fundraising and Marketing Worker

Emma runs all the promotional activities for The Welcome Centre, including the website and social media. She also develops relationships within the community and the business sector.
She supports a wide range of activities to generate both financial support and food donations in line with our marketing and fundraising strategy. Speak to Emma if you want to discuss donations, events, partnerships or fundraising. 

To contact Emma call 01484 515086 or email [email protected]


Cath Williams - Development Worker

Cath delivers the advocacy and guidance service of The Welcome Centre. She works one-to-one with clients to help identify their reasons for crisis and offers tailored support to address the issues they’re facing. Also, she works closely with local referral agencies and provides information for clients on other support services that could help them. 

To contact Cath call 01484 515086 or email [email protected]


Lada Rotshtein - Volunteer Coordinator

Lada is responsible for volunteer recruitment for both Welcome Centre sites as well as the full induction and ongoing support for approximately 80 volunteers. Her role includes training, rota management and additional support such as CV and applications.

To contact Lada call 01484 515086 or email [email protected]


Tina Skeldon - Centre Coordinator 

Tina leads the day to day operations of The Welcome Centre. She oversees the store, pack preparation, stock levels and the telephone referrals. Also, she supervises volunteers in the store and liaises with service users and referral agencies.

To contact Tina call 01484 340040 or email [email protected]


Dave Woodward - Warehouse Operative and Driver

Dave is the main driver and warehouse operative at our Queens Mill Road site. He oversees the operation of the warehouse, manages stock levels and supports the volunteers at our second site. He ensures donations are collected, stored and delivered safely with minimum wastage and keeps records of our stock needs. 

To contact Dave call 01484 515086


Jeanne Watson  - Chair of Trustees

Jeanne worked for 20 years as a Secondary Headteacher. Now retired Jeanne works for two local charities and a government advisory group. As well as being Chair of Trustees, she is a regular and enthusiastic volunteer at both Welcome Centre sites.

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The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282 and company number 8428517. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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