Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust has secured funding for the next five years, to support Kirklees children’s mental and emotional well-being, as part of the Kirklees Healthy Child Programme partnership.
The partnership is led by Locala Community Partnerships and brings together a number of third sector organisations to integrate children and family’s health services locally. The contract, valued at over £10m a year, was awarded by Kirklees Council, working with NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield clinical commissioning groups.
Tom Taylor, Director of Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust said:
“We’re delighted to be part of this partnership and we’re looking forward to playing our part, working with partner organisations and with children and families to improve children’s lives in Kirklees. This news coming just before Christmas is fantastic!”
Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust currently offers support to over a thousand children and families every year, providing counselling, mental health advice, mentoring, volunteering, training and self-esteem boosting group activities for children with learning disabilities, teenagers and young carers. Hundreds of local professionals and parent/carers have attended training and support provided by the Trust this year, helping them understand common mental health difficulties and how to help children return to health.
The Trust has been in Mirfield since 1963, based at the beautiful listed building which was donated to set up the charity. The charity raises funds through tendering for contracts, applying for grants and by donations and fundraising events.
If you can help the charity raise funds, or are interested in working with the Trust as a volunteer or member of staff, see website for details.