Voluntary organisations and contact details
Voluntary and community sector organisations in Kirklees working with children, young people, families, and vulnerable adults, are invited to send in information about the services they offer. If you would like to submit information please send by email to KSCB.Admin@kirklees.gov.uk
THE BASE - CHANGE, GROW, LIVE KIRKLEES
YOUNG PERSONS/YOUNG ADULTS DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICE
The Base is a drug and alcohol service for young people and young adults in Kirklees (up to the age of 21). We provide free, friendly and confidential support on drugs, NPS (previously known as 'legal highs') and/or alcohol issues. The service also offers provision for parents, carers and professionals that support young people in Kirklees.
What we do:
- One-to-one young person centered interventions offering information, advice and guidance
- Group work sessions for young people
- Outreach within the community
- A daily telephone service Monday to Friday where young people, parents and professionals can talk to someone immediately without the need to make an appointment
- Specialist training programmes for professionals
- Support for parents and families
- Support for young people who are affected by a family members' substance use
- Peer Mentoring Programme for 18-21 year olds that are passionate about supporting other young adults going through difficult times.
T: 01484 541 589 W: changegrowlive.org A: Brian Jackson House, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP
Lifeline Kirklees and On-TRAK are part of the Lifeline Project, a national not for profit organisation and a registered charity, Lifeline offers a wide range of services to adults using any substance including opiates, alcohol and stimulants. We also support families and communities affected by substance use.
Lifeline works with individuals, families and communities both to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery, and to challenge the inequalities linked to alcohol and drug misuse. Lifeline Kirklees including On-TRAK provide a range of services to meet the needs of a diverse range of people from a variety of different backgrounds , we support drug and alcohol users and their families by providing a needle exchange and BBV service, structured treatment, counselling and psychosocial interventions, open access support, telephone advice, dual diagnosis specialist work, 1:1 key working, group work provision through our 12-26 week Outlook programme, outreach, harm minimisation services, community detoxification and referral to residential rehabilitation, education and employment support and aftercare with a overall focus on recovery from substance misusing lifestyles.
12 Station Street
Telephone: 01484 353333 (24 hrs a day)
Community Links Dual Diagnosis Service - Mental Health and Substance Misuse
Community Links Dual Diagnosis Service supports people with moderate to severe mental health and co-existing substance misuse problems (dual diagnosis) who require short term intensive support to live independently. Support offered usually lasts between 12 and 20 weeks.
The Community Links Service offers support to set up and maintain tenancies, reduce admission into hospital, acute psychiatric wards and medical assessment units, and to reduce numbers of offenders re-entering the criminal justice system.
Unit 2, Batley Business and Technolog
Telephone: 01924 448977
Pennine Domestic Violence Group
Pennine Domestic Violence Group (PDVG) provides comprehensive support services throughout Kirklees to all those experiencing or affected by domestic abuse. PDVG is made up of five core services:
- 24hr freephone helpline - offering access to emergency accommodation, advice, information and support.
- Huddersfield Women's Aid (HWA) - offering advice, support and emergency temporary refuge and dispersed housing accommodation, providing a comprehensive support service to women and children.
- Kirklees Asian and Black Women's Welfare Association (KABWWA) - offering advice, support and emergency temporary refuge accommodation, providing a comprehensive specialist support service to BME women and children.
- Staying Safe - outreach service supporting those living in the community that are affected by domestic abuse, providing practical support, advice, advocacy, assistance with legal matters and emotional support.
- Sanctuary Scheme - outreach service supporting women and men who are affected by domestic abuse who choose to remain in their own homes. The scheme provides target hardening security to the home and a comprehensive support package which is provided by the support worker.
PO Box 452
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0800 052 7222 (24 hr Freephone)
Fusion Housing (incorporating SHAP and CHAS)
Fusion Housing provides housing support, advice and learning opportunities to people in Kirklees. Services include:
- specialist support for young people aged 16-30, young pregnant woman and young parents, young Asian women, and refugees
- help with applying for a tenancy through the Council, private landlords or housing associations
- housing benefits advice and information
- help with setting up home and understanding tenancy obligations
- help with budgeting on a low income and debt advice
Fusion Bond Bank provides private rented tenancy support & bond guarantees
Fusion Recycling helps supported tenants to access furniture
Fusion Learning helps with literacy and numeracy skills and can provide support to meet particular needs
Offices are located in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.
For further information see http://www.fusionhousing.org.uk/
Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust - Counselling, Young Carers and Volunteer Support
- The Trust is an independent charity, supporting children since 1963
- The Trust offers counselling to children across Kirklees, with appointments in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Mirfield
- All counsellors are BACP registered, CRB checked, insured and qualified to at least Diploma level
- Children living or studying in Kirklees are eligible for free counselling thanks to funding from Kirklees Council and NHS
- Demand for free counselling exceeds available funds. Some schools or families pay for the counselling they receive.
- Issues include anger, family relationships, anxiety and depression, abuse and trauma, body image, bereavement
- Counselling also available for parents or family members together
- The service links with CAMHS, YOT, school nurses, GP's, schools and youth services
- Young carers with substantial caring roles affecting their well-being can be referred to the Kirklees Young Carers Service
- Volunteers trained and supported in work with young people or supporting families
- The Trust also offers projects, groups, positive activities, consultation with young people and a space for children and families work.
Third Sector Leaders Kirklees
We speak on behalf of not for profit and charity organisations which support individuals and communities across Kirklees.
Our aim is to provide innovative solutions and opportunities for participating in civic society, which extend opportunity, reduce inequality and help to build resilient individuals and communities.