Healthy Early Years
A parent’s guide from birth to five
Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Local contacts

Registering a birth
01422 288080

Family support services
This on-line directory provides access
to information about a wide range of
local services for children and young
people and their families living in Calderdale.

For information on childcare and
early years education funding

Calderdale Early years and Childcare Team
01422 392576

Contacting your local Locala Health Visitor
or phone 030 0304 5076.

Contacting your local Maternity Services
Community Midwife Hub
01422 261331

Find out what is happening at a
Children’s Centre near you

Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support
079204 66660

Baby Café
Breastfeeding Support in Halifax and Huddersfield.

Calderdale Portage and Early
Years Support Teacher Team

This service supports the needs of
children in their home or early
education setting. 01422 392579

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Local Offer
If your child has special educational
needs or disabilities the Local Offer is
a central hub to provide information,
advice, guidance and support.

Calderdale Parent and Carers (CPC)
A parent led organisation that provides
support and delivers a range of free or
subsidised services to help you as the
parent(s) or carers of disabled children
or children with additional needs to
achieve the best possible outcomes.
01422 343090

Healthy Lifestyles Support
Better Living Team

The Better living service offers physical
activities and healthy lifestyles courses
that are specifically designed to support
people achieve a healthier lifestyle.
01422 230230

Healthwatch Calderdale
The local watchdog for health and
social care services used by you, your
children and people you care for.
We provide information and advice,
signposting to other services, and an
independent health complaints
advocacy service.

Use our website to leave reviews of
services whether you have had a
positive experience or there is room
for improvement.

If we find there is a serious issue, or
one affecting a number of people, we
can investigate and help to make
change happen.
01422 399433

Branching Out
Branching Out is a confidential alcohol, drug and tobacco service provided by DISC (Developing Initiative for Support in the Community). It is for all young people under 21 in Calderdale.
01422 415550

Calderdale Recovery Steps
Calderdale Recovery Steps is the new
service that delivers drug and alcohol
treatment services across Calderdale
supporting people aged 18 and over.
01422 415550

You can get advice on contraception
from your GP or from the local family
planning service.

Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale

  • Practical advice from our specialist advisors.

  • Access to medication to help you stop smoking.

  • Free group sessions in Calderdale.

  • Specialist support for pregnant ladies.

Clinics run at Halifax Central Library and videos,
St Paul's Methodist Church in
Sowerby Bridge, Noah's Ark Centre in
Ovenden and at the Laura Mitchell Centre.
0800 6120011
0330 660 1166 (free from most mobiles)

Calderdale Safeguarding Board
If you are worried a child or young
person is being abused.
01422 393336 multi-agency screening
team (MAST)
For out of hours concerns please call
the Emergency Duty Team on
01422 288000

Calderdale Domestic Violence Unit
- non emergency

Non emergency helpline for people
experiencing domestic violence.
01422 337041 (office hours)
Dial 101 to report an incident.
AASRA Asian Women's refuge 24-hour
refuge accommodation 01484 400479

Calderdale Staying Safe
01422 323339 ( office hours)
Victim Support West Yorkshire
An independent charity, who work
supporting people affected by crime or
traumatic events. The support is free,
confidential and tailored to your needs.
0300 303 1971
Staying Safe Service Out of Hours Phone Support
Tel: 07590 884206.
Service available at the following times:

  • Thursday & Friday evenings (5.00pm until 10.00pm)

  • Saturday day (9.00am until 5.00pm)

  • Sunday day ( 9.00am until 5.00pm )

Calderdale Women’s Refuge
24-hour refuge accommodation. This is
a refuge for women and children who
are fleeing from or are at risk from
domestic violence.
0300 1317920

National contacts

Allergy UK
01322 619 898

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
0300 330 5453,
9.30am-9.30pm, seven days a week,

Association for Post Natal Illness

Asthma UK
0300 222 5800

Birth-to-five development timeline
An interactive guide to child
development from birth to five years old.

For babies born too soon, too sick,
too small.
0808 801 0322


Birth Trauma Association

Caroline Walker Trust
Produce nutritional and practical guidelines.


Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828

08451 228 669

Diabetes UK

Downs Syndrome Association
0333 1212 300

Family Lives
0808 800 2222

Healthy Start

La Leche League GB
0845 120 2918 available 24 hours 7 days a week.

The Lullaby Trust
Provides information on safer sleeping
and specialist support for bereaved
families and anyone affected by a
sudden infant death.

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388,

National At-home Dad Network
Dad’s views, chat, news and support.

National Breastfeeding Network Helpline
0300 100 0212, 9.30am-9.30pm

National Childbirth Trust
0300 330 0700 8am-10pm 7 days a week.

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

National Portage Association

Parenting advice and information.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

NHS 111
the NHS non-emergency number. It's
fast, easy and free. Call 111 when you
need medical help fast but it's not a
999 emergency.

NHS Dentist

Oral Health Foundation
01788 539780, 9.00am-5.00pm,

PANDAS - Pre and Postnatal
depression advice and support

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life),

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
General Information: 0121 248 2000
General email enquiries to:

National stop smoking app, email, SMS
and guidance.


Start4Life Healthy tips,

Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA)