Contact us | The Welcome Centre

**Both our Lord Street main office and warehouse are closed to the public. Please do not visit unless you have contacted us first. 

We are still answering calls where possible, but please leave a voicemail if we don't answer and we will return your call. Alternatively send us an email using the contact details or form below. 

** Currently closed ** Donations centre - to drop off donations

Unit 10-11 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, HD1 3RR

  Phone us 

  • General enquiries 01484 515086 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
  • Referrals 01484 340034 between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday 

The staff team

Kate Auker - Chief Executive (Maternity cover for Ellie Coteau)

Kate 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, Kate secures funding for the centre and manages the strategic plan for the future.  

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

Emma Greenough - Fundraising Manager

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 - Advocacy, Guidance and Support Manager (AGS)

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]

Mike Bristow - Centre Manager

Mike is responsible for the day to day running of our Lord Street site, including recruitment, training and management of our volunteers.

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

Dave Woodward - Warehouse Manager

Dave 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

Mandy Jowett - General Assistant

Mandy is responsible for helping to ensure the smooth day to day running of our Lord Street site, including assisting with the recruitment, training and management of our volunteers.

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

Ellie Coteau - Chief Executive (maternity leave until January 2022)

Jeanne Watson  - Chair of Trustees

Jeanne worked for 20 years as a Secondary Headteacher. Now retired, Jeanne leads our Board of passionate and enthusiastic trustees. Jeanne and the Board work closely with our Chief Executive to steer The Welcome Centre's strategic aims, and to ensure proper governance of our charity. As well as being Chair of Trustees, she is a regular and enthusiastic volunteer at both Welcome Centre sites.  

To contact Jeanne email [email protected]

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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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