Support and Services Calderdale

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Children’s Centres

Upper and Central Calderdale Children’s Centres:

  • Siddal Children’s Centre – Backhold Lane, Halifax. 01422 395501
  • Southowram Children’s Centre – Withinfields, Southowram. 01422 395501
  • Boothtown Children’s Centre – Rawson Street North. 01422 250365
  • New Road Children’s Centre – Sowerby Bridge. 01422 835614
  • Jubilee Children’s Centre – Lightowler Road, Halifax. 01422 342552
  • Little Stars at Parkinson Lane – Parkinson Lane, Halifax. 01422 252022
  • Little Stars at Warley Road – 01422 252022
  • Sunshine Children’s Centre at Mount Pellon – 01422 385929
  • Jubilee at Beech Hill – Mount Pleasant Avenue, Halifax. 01422 342552
  • Todmorden Children’s Centre – Burnley Road, Todmorden. 01706 399970

Sure Start Children’s Centres, North and East Halifax: 

  • Core Services Team (main office) – 01422 251090
  • Ash Green Children’s Centre – 1 Sunny Bank Road, Mixenden. 01422 243941
  • Creations Community Children’s Centre – Albert Road, Pellon, Halifax. 01422 434006
  • Illingworth Community Children’s Centre – Occupation Lane, Illingworth, Halifax. 01422 243633
  • Innovations Children’s Centre – Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax. 01422 248222
  • Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre – Ovenden Road, Halifax. 01422 252209
  • Northowram Hub (Northowram & Shelf) – Lydgate, Northowram.  01422 434006

Sure Start Children’s Centres, Lower Valley:

  • Elland Children’s Centre – Boxhall Road, Elland. 01422 266197
  • Field Lane Children’s Centre – Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse. 01484 386621
  • Holywell Green Children’s Centre – Bradley View, Stainland Road, Holywell Green. 01422 266197
  • Wellholme Park Children’s Centre – Bradford Road, Brighouse. 01484 714768

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Evolve Psychology

Evolve Psychology is an independent psychology and neurodevelopmental practice. Evolve offers Emotional Well-being, Autism, ADHD, child, family and adult assessments. Based in Harrogate, we provide families and individuals with full assessments as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.

Our emotional and wellbeing specialism also helps clients (children and adults) by undertaking assessments for a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, eating disorders, PTSD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

We also provide expert witness reports for the courts and parole boards in the areas of family law, criminal law, immigration law, prison law and medico-legal cases.

Following its expansion, Evolve can now draw upon the skills of a growing team of Clinical and Forensic psychologists, with backgrounds in Forensic Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Looked After Children’s Services and Adult Mental Health/ Learning Disability Services.

The team includes Speech and Language Therapists, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) practitioners, and Assistant Psychologists. Please see our Facebook page or website for our full range of services and contact details.

Dr Laura Powling
HCPC Registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Director

Evolve Psychology Services Ltd
14 Victoria Avenue

Tel: 07557055781

Aveta Home Birth Team

The Aveta Home Birth Team is a 24-hour team of dedicated home birth midwives, providing bespoke support for mums-to-be who want to have their babies at home.

Aveta Home Birth Team, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust. 07825 115367.

Baby & Child Emergency First Aid

Three-hour course for parents, family members and anyone else caring for babies and young children. Covering all the basic first aid knowledge to keep children safe in your care, including resuscitation, choking, poisoning, meningitis and burns and scalds.

Babies and toddlers welcome, but please let us know.

Baby & Child Emergency First Aid, KDA Training, Halifax. Contact 07949 478867.

Brighouse Dyslexia Centre

Supporting children and adults with the assessment of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia. Offers services to individuals, educational establishments, businesses and organisations. Also offers tuition and services for schools.

Brighouse Dyslexia Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Brighouse. 07971 105743.

Calderdale Families’ Information Service

Provides information, advice and guidance on parenting and family support services, childcare, early education and more.

The service can also offer extra support to parents struggling to find the right sort of childcare.

  • Northgate House, Halifax. 01422 253 053.

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 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.

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.

Well Baby Clinics

Drop-in well baby clinics across Calderdale, with Locala Calderdale Public Health Early Years’ Service.

You can get your baby weighed and ask question about your children aged 0-5. No appointment necessary.


  • Brig Royd (GP practice, HX6 4BN), Ripponden. 1.30-3.30pm.
  • Valley Medical Centre (GP Practice, HX7 7BZ), Hebden Bridge, 9.30-11am (every first Monday of the month)
  • Little Stars at Parkinson Lane Children’s Centre, 1-3pm


  • Todmorden Children’s Centre, 1.30-3pm
  • Field Lane Children’s Centre, Brighouse. 1-3pm
  • Northowram and Shelf Children’s Centre, 1-3pm
  • Stainland Road (GP Practice, HX4 8BD), Greetland, 10.30am-12pm
  • Siddal Children’s Centre, Siddal Primary School, 9-11am
  • Kevin Pierce Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am


  • New Road Children’s Centre, Sowerby Bridge, 1-3pm
  • Grange Dene (GP practice, HX7 5LF), Mytholmroyd, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Elland Children’s Centre, 9-11am
  • Boothtown Children’s Centre, 9-11am
  • Creations Children’s Centre, 9-10.30am
  • Mixenden Upper Site Children’s Centre, 9-10am


  • Wellholme Children’s Centre, Brighouse, 9-11.30am
  • Southowram Children’s Centre, 10.45am-12.30pm
  • Illingworth Children’s Centre, 9.30am-11.30am


  • Todmorden Health Centre, 9.30-11.30am
  • Jubilee Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am