Named after our founder, Brian Jackson House is located in a converted railway goods warehouse that was previously being used as an exam room overflow for Huddersfield University. It’s a massive 2500sq metres and located beside the railway interchange in the heart of the town centre. Despite the building’s history, it’s now a fully-functioning Children’s Centre with full disabled access.
We offer a broad range of services for the whole community at Brian Jackson House, from mediation for separating families to travel companions and lunch clubs for the over 50s. Click on the links below to find out more about the facilities and services provided at Brian Jackson House.
Click on our logo to find out more about our Just For Friends services, including Over 50’s Lunch, Travel Companions, Befriending and Let’s Move services. As well as our Healthy Start Vitamins scheme, Safety in the Home & Injury Prevention & Reduction.
Children & Family Services
We offer a range of services and facilities designed to assist families through important & critical moments in life, including provision of safe, secure and positive environments for family contact, mediation and SPIP courses. To find out more click on our logo.
Offering fresh food at fair prices, our community Café is run by a team of volunteers, with all proceeds going back to support our primary goal. Inside Café Jaxx you’ll find a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals.
Open Monday to Friday 9am–2pm
Yorkshire Bank, Bike Libraries in association with Welcome to Yorkshire are supporting a new bike library, Yorkshire Children’s Centre at Brian Jackson House (alongside the Huddersfield Train Station).
The new Bike Library is NOW OPEN to Loan & Hire bikes for free! We also have a bike maintenance service where you can drop off your bike and pick up later in full working order! Families and individuals are encouraged to loan bikes, helping local people to cycle more often! There are Donation stations in all our ‘Pass It On’ Charity shops, where you can donate unwanted bikes that are either broken or worse for wear, we will repair and recycle giving the local people an opportunity to learn how to ride, improve fitness, learn about safe cycling routes and have fun!
We also plan to involve community groups and schools with bike mechanics & bike led rides. We are open Friday to Sunday, you can either book the loan of bikes through Brian Jackson House Reception Team, Monday to Friday or simply just drop in.
For more information or to book the loan of a bike please call 01484 519988.
Office Space and Meeting Rooms
Brian Jackson House boasts a wide range of meeting rooms, an engaging spaces and conference facilities available for hire to suit any event requirements complete with FREE WIFI. We have rooms ranging from small spaces, perfect for 1-2-1 meetings, right through to our engaging space, with capacity for up to 200 people – all suitable for interviews, training, events, parties and conferences. We can arrange refreshments and lunch platters – all prepared freshly on site, suitable for any budget or dietary requirements. A full range of audio-visual equipment is available to hire, along with photocopying services. Brian Jackson House has very good transport links, being very close to the bus and train station, only 5 minutes from the motorway with parking close by the building – we are in a perfect position for bringing people together.
We have both small and large office spaces available in our easy access building, with FREE WIFI, internal phone line, photocopying service & post tray, as well as our friendly, helpful reception & caretaking team on hand. We are also open evenings & weekends.
We offer very competitive prices – all our rooms are available for both short and long term use, with prices starting from as little as £20 for a half day. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements on 01484 519988 or email email@example.com
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at Brian Jackson House – whether it be in Café Jaxx – as a catering assistant (preparing food, cleaning tables serving customers and operating the till); helping our reception teams with administration (answering the phone, taking messages, welcoming visitors and taking room bookings). Are you are looking to gain experience for employment – did you know many of our paid staff are former volunteers?
To find out more about volunteering with us, have a chat to our Volunteer Coordinator on 01484 519988.
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