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
May bank holiday opening
- Last referral 4pm Friday (3rd and 24th May) and will reopen 10am the following Tuesday (7th and 28th May.)
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
May bank holiday opening
- We close at 1.15pm Friday (3rd and 24th May) and will reopen 10.15am Tuesday (7th and 28th May.)
- 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
After 10 years with The Welcome Centre, as a volunteer and Centre Coordinator, Tina has now left the food bank. She'll be greatly missed by staff and volunteers.
We will be recruiting to this post in the near future. Please contact one of the other staff team with any queries.
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.