Useful contacts

Age Concern (now called Age UK)

Calderdale and Kirklees
Offer day services at various venues. Services also include hairdressing, shopping and cleaning service, minibuses, and memory support. Tel: 01422 252040.

Mears Home Improvements Limited
Handyperson Service to all age groups, which is free for those over 60 who receive either Council Tax Benefit or Pension Credit. Over 18s who receive Disability Living Allowance will be entitled to free labour but will be charged for the materials.

Open Monday to Thursday from 8.45am to 5.15pm.
Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm.
Tel: 01484 845492 or visit www.mearsgroup.co.uk

Batley Resource Centre
Offer many activities including volunteering opportunities, making new friends and various activities and outings.

Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 5pm or weekend or evenings by arrangement.
Tel: 01924 326331 or visit: www.batleyresourcecentre.com

The Denby Dale Centre
Set up to provide services for people affected by physical or sensory impairment, social isolation exacerbated by rural isolation, poor access to services and caring responsibilities. The centre operates throughout Denby Dale and Kirkburton. Tel: 01484 860077.

Dewsbury and District Pensioners Association
A pensioners’ forum that fights for pensioners rights on topics including; pensions, housing, transport, public services, health and social care, life long learning, national insurance fund and any other issues affecting older people.

Meetings are held on:

  • the 3rd Monday of every month, except December, at Dewsbury Town Hall at 1.30pm with refreshments at 1pm.
  • the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Senior Citizens Social Centre, Lees Hall Road, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury WF12 0RT at 2pm. They have guest speakers each month and new members are welcome from all over West Yorkshire. Tel: 01924 439199.

Emergency Dental Service
Every dentist has to make arrangements to provide urgent or emergency out-of-hours treatment. Ring your dentist’s telephone number and you will hear a recorded message telling you how to get urgent treatment. If you are not registered with a dental practice. Tel: 0845 1220221 (for dental services).

Emergency Numbers

  • 999 for ambulance, fire brigade and police.
  • 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
  • 101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police when it’s less urgent than a 999.

Emergency out-of-hours doctor service – ring your doctor’s surgery and follow the instructions on their recorded message.

Emergency out of hours duty service

Kirklees Council Well-being and Integration. Tel: 01484 414933.

Friend to Friend
Provide activities for older people to help reduce isolation and loneliness. Groups meet in Holmfirth, Honley, Denby Dale, Meltham and Marsden. They also offer a telephone befriending service. Office opens Monday to Friday. Tel: 01484 687773.

Gateway to care
Health and social care information, advice and services. Also carers support officers and Gateway workers help access to council services or voluntary and community groups. Gateway to care, tel: 01484 414933 or email: gatewaytocare@kirklees.gov.uk  and carers.gateway@kirklees.gov.uk. Visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk and click on the ‘health and social care’ link.

Health and well- being
Contact NHS Kirklees for information on:

  • local NHS services
  • your health
  • finding out all about NHS Kirklees
  • getting involved with NHS Kirklees
  • links to other health-related websites
  • Health centres.

For more information contact:
Broad Lea House,
Bradley Business Park, Dyson Wood Way, Bradley, Huddersfield HD2 1GZ.
Tel: 01484 464000 or visit www.kirklees.nhs.uk

Huddersfield and District Pensioners Organisation
A campaigning group for the restoration of the earnings link to the state pension and other pensioner issues, especially in health and social security. 50p admission including refreshments. Membership fee – £2 per year.

The organisation meets on the third Thursday of the month at St Patrick’s Centre, 2 Trinity Street, Huddersfield. Tel: 01484 318876.

Email: noreen.logan@talktalk.net

The Huddersfield Deanery Project
Offer social and spiritual well-being and support to older people of any or no religious background. Provide advice and information and can link you to other organisations that can help you. They manage two luncheon clubs, ‘Thursday Friends’ and ‘Friday Friends’.

They have two intergenerational groups, ‘Bridge the gap’ one and two. These are school-based activity groups. They run winter warmers – which give practical help in cold weather – including free bedding. They have their own community gardening scheme and handyperson service. Tel: 01484 300094.

Interpretation Services
Offer information and advice to people whose first language is not English.

Kirklees Community Language Service, Tel: 01484 223326
Visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk
Kirklees Customer Service Centres
Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, Walsh Building, Dewsbury

Kirklees Local Organisations Directory
This online directory currently holds details of 3,000 local organisations and community services. For more information go to: www.kirklees.gov.uk/localorganisations

Kirklees Older People’s Network
An active organisation which enables older people (aged 55 and over) to have their say.

Please contact: Batley Resource Centre, 90 Commercial Street, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5DS
Tel: 01924 326 331