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Yorkshire Children's Centre services for older people (Community Connections)

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  1. Yorkshire Children’s Centre serves communities locally and regionally in supporting children, young people, families and older people in need. Focusing on early intervention, preventative approaches and support strategies, through a range of programmes. Please see our website for details of all our services.

    As well as its services for children and families Yorkshire Children's Centre provides services for older people in various parts of Kirklees:

    Jo Cox House provides facilities, access to information and services in Batley and its surrounding areas for older people who might otherwise be feeling isolated or lonely.

    At Jo Cox House Batley there is Young at Heart Older people’s social group on a Wednesday at 10am with crafts, games, socialising, occasional trips out etc.
    Also, Words in Mind, a social group with books, pictures, memories etc on Tuesday at 10am. Please see our website or contact us for more details.

    55+ Lunch Club meets every week in Huddersfield (Wednesdays). Please contact us to enquire and to book a place.

    Let's Move - help for elderly people to move house.

    It's Only Me - befriending for isolated elderly people.

    Please see our website or contact us for more details of these and all our services.

    Also, we welcome volunteers to help us provide them - if you are interested please get in touch.


Jo Cox House (formerly Batley Resource Centre)

Flat 3 Rosemont, 23 Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury WF12 0JZ

Yorkshire Children's Centre

Yorkshire Childrens Centre Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP

01484 519988

Organisation last updated

  1. 09 September 2019

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  1. Yorkshire Childrens Centre, Jo Cox House, 90, Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet