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
Donations centre - to drop off donations
Unit 10-11 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, HD1 3RR
- Open Monday to Friday 10.15am-1.15pm
Christmas opening hours
The warehouse will be open from 10.15am till 1.15pm Monday to Friday up to and including the 24th December.
The warehouse will be closed from 1.15pm 24th December until 10.15am 2nd January.
Our main Lord Street office will be open until 4.30pm 24th December and will then be as follows
- Closed 25/26/27/28/29th December
- Open Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st December from 10am till 4pm
- Closed New Year’s Day Reopen as normal Thursday 2nd January from 10am.
- General enquiries 01484 515086
- Referrals 01484 340034
The staff team
Ellie Coteau - Chief Executive
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 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
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.