Support and Services Halifax & Calderdale

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Children’s Centres

Central Halifax Children’s Centres:

  • Jubilee Children’s Centre – Lightowler Road, Halifax. 01422 342552
  • Little Stars Children’s Centre – Parkinson Lane, Halifax. 01422 252022
  • Sunshine Children’s Centre – Battinson Road, Halifax. 01422 385929
  • Boothtown Children’s Centre – Rawson Street North, Halifax. 01422 250365
  • New Road Children’s Centre – Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge. 01422 835614
  • Siddal Children’s Centre – Backhold Lane, Halifax. 01422 395501

 Lower Valley Children’s Centres:

  • Elland Children’s Centre – Boxhall Road, Elland. 01422 373133
  • Field Lane Children’s Centre – Burnsall Road, Brighouse. 01484 386621
  • Wellholme Park Children’s Centre – Bradford Road, Brighouse. 01484 714768

North and East Halifax Children’s Centres: 

  • Ash Green Children’s Centre – 1 Sunny Bank Road, Mixenden. 01422 243941
  • Creations Community Children’s Centre – Albert Road, Pellon. 01422 434006
  • Illingworth Community Children’s Centre – Occupation Lane, Illingworth. 01422 243633
  • Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre – Ovenden Road, Halifax. 01422 252209
  • Ovenden Innovations Children’s Centre – Cousin Lane, Ovenden. 01422 248222

Upper Valley Children’s Centres:

  • Hebden Vale Children’s Centre – Stubbing Holme Road, Hebden Bridge. 01422 847444
  • Todmorden Children’s Centre – Burnley Road, Todmorden. 01706 548140

Are you a new parent? Would you like to attend face-to-face sessions during lockdown?

We are a Covid-secure group with permission to run face-to-face sessions for new parents.

Moo Born is a 4 week course suitable for babies from 0 to pre-moving.

We blend together our beautiful Moo Music and also tummy time instruction to provide new parents the opportunity to learn about their baby’s development, spend time with people on the same journey as them, as well as provide some much needed light relief and fun.

Our new block starts on the week commencing February 8 and lasts for four weeks.

It is at Ashfield House Day Nursery, Norman Lane, Bradford.
  • Monday: 12.30-1.30pm
  • Tuesday: 1.30-2.30pm



Jubilee Family Hub – Breastfeeding Group

Friendly and supportive group for breastfeeding mums and their families.

Held in a relaxed setting, we have baby sensory play and peer supporters at the sessions.

  • Tuesdays at 12-1:30pm, Jubilee family hub on Lightowler road.

Breastfeeding Support Groups (Children’s Centres)

Relaxed and informal advice and support from the health visiting team. No appointment necessary.


  • Breastfeeding Friends Group, Wellholme Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am


  • Breastfeeding Group, Todmorden Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am

Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network

Mums who are breastfeeding may, at times, need some extra help and support and that is where the Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network can help.

The network is made up of women who have breastfed their own children and who work as volunteers alongside other health professionals to offer support to breastfeeding mums.

All Peer Supporters have received training and can offer information during pregnancy and friendly, non-judgemental support after baby’s birth.

A Peer Supporter can offer you:

  • Time in which to give any help you need with breastfeeding
  • Help in getting the baby latched on properly
  • More information about breastfeeding difficulties and how to overcome them
  • Telephone support to any breastfeeding woman
  • Social networking, befriending and contact with other breastfeeding women
  • Support at local breastfeeding groups
  • Support at Baby Café, Children’s Centre groups, antenatal clinics and hospitals.

Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network: 07920 466660, or email


Calderdale Staying Safe – Domestic Abuse Support

Free and confidential help and support for ANYONE aged 16 and over who lives in Calderdale and has been affected by domestic abuse. Support is also available for children aged 5 years and over.

Our skilled workers can offer you:

  • Practical and emotional support
  • Help to explore your options and make the right choices for you and your children
  • Information on a range of topics, such as housing, benefits, immigration, health and wellbeing, honour based violence and forced marriage
  • Support to access other agencies that can help
  • Legal and court support with help to understand the court process
  • Safety advice
  • Help with civil protection orders

Calderdale Staying Safe, Domestic Abuse Support. Phone 01422 323 339 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or out of hours on 07590 884 206.

Family Support Advice Session

Meet an experienced Family Support Worker for support, advice, information and ideas in all aspects of parenting. By appointment only. Central Street School, Fridays, 12.30pm – 1.45pm.

Family Support Drop In

Family support drop in at Field Lane Children’s Centre. Mondays, 9-11am. No need to book. Phone 01484 386621.

Family Support Drop In. Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am. No need to book. Elland Children’s Centre, 01422 266197.

Family Support Drop-In – Southowram

Support session running alongside a Stay and Play group. A Family Support Worker will be available for informal advice on issues such as parenting, personal issues, emotional support, housing, benefits and financial advice. Tuesdays, 9am – 10.30am, term time only.

Southowram Surestart Centre, Withinfields, Southowram. 01422 395501.

Family Voice Calderdale

A forum for parents and carers of children and young people (from pre-school to 25) with additional needs in Calderdale.

It meets monthly and hosts events, is part of decision-making groups and attends regional meetings of parent carer forums in Yorkshire and Humberside.

  • For more information, call 01422 343 090.

Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library

Thinking about using cloth nappies? Worried about making the transition from disposable to reusable?

Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library is an advisory and support network to promote the use of cloth nappies, offering free, impartial advice and a loan service, letting you try before you buy.

30 minute nappy demonstrations, comparing different styles of real nappies. Meet the second Thursday of every month. Weekly coffee mornings are held next door, which you can attend for £1 and bring your drink to the demo.

  • Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library. Every second Thursday of the month, 10am. Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley. HD3 3ND.

Halifax Opportunities Trust Dads Group

Fun activities for babies, children and their dads, male carers, granddads, uncles or step dads.

Meet-ups are the third Saturday of the month at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Road, 10am-noon.

  • For more information call 01422 434971 or 01706 399970.

Halifax Sling Library Drop-In

The Halifax Sling Library is held every Tuesday at Play Palace, Halifax.

Come and learn about optimal infant positioning, general sling safety and different carrier pros and cons. You can try on or hire slings from newborn to pre-schooler.

  • 10am-11am, Bump to Baby Workshop: Devoted to the needs of parents and carers with babies under five months old who are new to Sling Library.
  • 11am-12.30pm, Halifax Drop In: For babies and children five months or older. We endeavour to give every parent a free mini sling consultation.

Halifax Sling Library, Tuesdays, Play Palace, 3a West Parade, Halifax. Contact 07747 867 065.

La Leche League

Friendly and effective mum-to-mum support for breastfeeding. You don’t have to be having problems to attend the monthly meetings – although they always get priority – bring your triumphs too and help support other mums!

Come if you’re pregnant or preparing for motherhood, a new mum, an experienced mum or a mum’s support person. Older siblings welcome.

£1 per meeting donation appreciated, and a snack to share wherever possible.

To confirm dates or if you have an issue that can’t wait, call Rebecca on 01706 433 712 or Ellen on 01422 844 314 or email

La Leche League Calderdale. Machpelah House, Hebden Bridge. Last Friday of the month, 10am-12pm.



Charity providing mums, dads and their babies with clothing, bedding and other essentials, working on referrals made from healthcare practitioners and parent support agencies.

Mothershare also sells baby equipment at affordable prices to raise funds for the service.

  • Mothershare, Nursery Lane, Halifax. 07561 443767.



Postnatal Transitional Support – Bumps and Beginnings

Packages include birth debriefing, emotional support and companionship, peer support, basic baby care, basic domestic support and dog walking.

Bumps and Beginnings Postnatal Transitional Support, Calderdale. Contact 07949 478867.

SafeSpace – Weekend Support for Adults

Out-of-hours weekend support for adults in Calderdale – a place of safety for people experiencing mental distress or approaching crisis.

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6pm until

Contact via Facebook or call 01422 345154 or text 07388 990227. Lines open at 6pm and the last appointment time is 11pm.

The team will take some basic details and offer one or more options of either a face-to-face appointment, group support or support over the phone.

SafeSpace is run by workers and volunteers who all have personal experience of emotional distress.

  • SafeSpace, Calderdale. Contact via Facebook or call 01422 345154 or text 07388 990227. Lines open at 6pm and the last appointment time is 11pm.

Unique Ways

A parent-led charity supporting families with disabled children in Calderdale.

Membership is free for families with children and young people with additional need.

  • For information, help or support with individual issues, call 01422 343090.

Weaning Support Group (Children’s Centres)

  • First Wednesday of the month at Boothtown Children’s Centre. 11am-12pm.
  • First Friday of the month at Jubilee Children’s Centre. 11.30am-12.30pm.

No need to book, just drop in!