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The Welcome Centre

We have two locations for our food bank, one for clients and one for donors. Please ensure you go to the correct location.  

Get in touch

Food bank collection point and postal address

  • 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB
  • We are open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday for pack collection and to receive financial donations, excluding Bank Holidays.


Donations centre - to drop off donations of food and goods

  • Unit 10-11 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, HD1 3RR
  • You'll find us on the same industrial estate as Signs Express
  • We are open from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 10.00 am to 4 pm for your donations



Contact us via Facebook Messenger 

m.me/TheWelcomeCentreHudd

Jill Knowles

Jill Knowles - Acting Chief Executive

Jill 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, and manages the strategic plan for the future.  

Contact Jill on 07591 366841 or email Jill here

Jess Johnstone

Jess Johnstone - Operations Manager

Jess is responsible for overseeing operations at our warehouse site in Lockwood, including managing the staff and volunteer teams based at the warehouse. Jess and her teams are responsible for processing donated and purchased stock, and preparation of food packs for the people we support.

Contact Jess on 07564 777915 or email Jess here

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor - Advice, Guidance and Support Manager (AGS)

Charlie's role as Advice, Guidance and Support service manager is to develop and deliver the AGS service to ensure we provide high-quality, accessible provision to all our clients and referring agencies. To maintain and develop good working partnerships within Kirklees and to deliver and develop training for our clients, staff and volunteers. 

Contact Charlie on 01484 515086 or email Charlie here

Rachael Eastwood

Rachael Eastwood - Advice, Guidance and Support (AGS) Caseworker

Rachael supports our clients through signposting, advocacy, supporting them into services, and client grants

Contact Rachael on 01484 515086 or email Rachael here

Jully Gaye

Jully Gaye - Advice, Guidance & Support (AGS) Caseworker 

Jully supports our clients through signposting, advocacy, supporting them into services, and client grants

Contact Jully on 01484 515086 or email Jully here


Caseworker Stacey

Stacey Gomes-Siqueira - Advice, Guidance & Support (AGS) Caseworker 

Stacy supports our clients through signposting, advocacy, supporting them into services, and client grants

Contact Stacey on 01484 515086 or email Stacey here



Duncan Shaw

Duncan Shaw - Advice, Guidance & Support (AGS) Caseworker 

 Duncan supports our clients through signposting, advocacy, supporting them into services, and client grants

Contact Duncan on 01484 515086 or email Duncan here

Driver Paul

Paul Dickinson - Driver

Paul is our driver, responsible for delivering food packs to clients who are unable to access the centre. Paul also assists with stock movement between our warehouse and main centre as well as collections from our local food suppliers. 

Laura Howie

Laura Howie - Operations Assistant 

Laura supports Jess in overseeing our day-to-day operations at Lord Street, including volunteer training and supporting office management.

Contact Laura on 01484 515086 or email Laura here

Jack Hoyle

Jack Hoyle - Operations Assistant

Jack supports our warehouse team and helps our driver Paul when required.

Email Jack here 

Katie McKay

Katie McKay - Operations Assistant

Katie supports Jess in overseeing our day-to-day warehouse operations, including volunteer training and support and stock processes. 

Contact Katie on 07564 775734 or email Katie here

Chair of Trustees

Richard Whiteley - Chair of Trustees

Email Richard here

Ellie Coteau

Ellie Coteau  - Chief Executive (maternity until April 2025)


General enquiry

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