Kirklees Families Together

In 2023, Fresh Futures began delivering the Kirklees Families Together partnership across the North Kirklees areas, covering Batley, Spen, Dewsbury and Mirfield. Our partnership is formed of over 100 services providing specialised support for children, young people and families.

As a long-standing charity in the heart of West Yorkshire, Fresh Futures has an extensive history of outreach and engagement work across diverse communities. We identified many families struggle to access information about local services in North Kirklees. That’s where the partnership comes in!

The Kirklees Families Together partnership acts as a holistic knowledge base for families in North Kirklees, helping children, parents and young people to discover the services they need most in their local area.

We hold free, innovative and engaging events all year round for families in North Kirklees. From family fun days in Batley and Birstall, to SEND support days in Heckmondwike, Kirklees Families Together exists to help the North Kirklees community feel more connected.

At Fresh Futures, we are passionate about inclusivity. Our Kirklees Families Together events offer are a welcoming, safe space to ask questions and make connections to vital services in the local community.

A place-based approach underpins all our work within the Kirklees Families Together partnership. This helps us understand the voices and resources within different communities. We demonstrate our impact through evidence-based, measurable outcomes on what we provide children, young people and families.

Fresh Futures actively gather feedback from families to help improve lives and services in North Kirklees. To date, over 500 families have shared their experiences with our Community Champions across North Kirklees. These conversations are so important because they continue to teach us about the ever-changing priorities within each area.

If you’re expecting a child, already have children aged 0 – 5 years, or have children and/or young adults aged 0 – 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities, Kirklees Families Together are here to help.

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