Children & Families

Children and Families are the heart of thriving communities because when we create an environment that people want to raise their family in we boost the local economy, attract inward investment and raise the aspirations of the next generation.

Halifax Opportunities Trust has developed and delivered a range of community-based services for families with young children in the Central Halifax and Upper Valley Area for many years.

We also operate five Children’s Centres [covering a vast area including, Park Ward, Boothtown, Siddal, Savile Park, Bell Hall, Skircoat Green, Southowram, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Ripponden, Luddendenfoot, Luddenden, Hebden Bridge, Cornholme, Walsden, Barkisland and Todmorden. In our Jubilee, Siddal and Todmorden children’s centres, we also run three nurseries.

Recent quotes from families who use our Children’s Centres:

“I have learnt how to prepare my child for school emotionally and physically, and how to support children’s behaviour and how to support them according to their needs. My child has learnt about school routines and made new friends”

“Every worry I have had been dealt with….you have helped with my concerns with my children and I no longer have anything to worry about as far as they are concerned.”

“I’ve learnt information about colic and baby massage which I really enjoyed and I found the breastfeeding volunteer to be very friendly and approachable, made me feel more relaxed about the idea of going to them for help if I need it.”

“My circumstances are better all around. Having the support there and knowing I have someone to ask was great.”

You and Your Baby

From the moment you bring your baby home, there is a lot of support available locally. 

2022-2023 In Numbers

We create opportunities for children and families to thrive, with community-based services and projects. In 2022-2023, we worked alongside a wide range of partner organisations to deliver a variety of activities, groups and programs.

Family Journey

Information for parents and carers from pre-pregnancy through to your child starting school. Supporting you to give your child the best start in life.

Related Children & Families News

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