Keighley/Shipley Family Hub

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Where can I find you?

Our main family hubs are at:

Rainbow Family Hub, Braithwaite Grove, Keighley, BD22 6JB:


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and Strong Close Family Hub, Airedale Road, Keighley, BD21 4LW:


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We also deliver services from the following locations:

  • Keighley Library, North Street, BD21 3SX
  • Shipley Library, 2 Well Croft, Shipley BD18 3QH
  • The Trinity Centre, John Escritt Road, Bingley BD16 2ST
  • Sue Belcher Centre, Keighley, BD22 7AY
  • Denholme Primary School, Denholme, BD13 4AY
  • Windhill Community Centre, Shipley, BD18 2NR
  • Owlet Family Centre, Shipley, BD18 2JG

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What's happening at Keighley and Shipley Family hub?

Although we try hard to make sure everything on these pages and timetables is accurate, details of events can sometimes change at short notice. There might be cancellations because of, for example, bad weather or other emergencies. So if you're making a special trip, you might want to check with the hub or with the organisers beforehand.

Click here for our July 2024 timetable

Click here for our August 2024 timetable

Here's a quick overview of recent events and parenting programmes

Play and learn – our free play and learn sessions are open to all families with children 0-5. Enjoy fun activities songs and stories as well as tips to support your child's wellbeing and development at home.

School nurse parent drop-in – help with eating,lifestyles,relationships, emotions, body changes,growing up, sleeping and more. If you can’t come but still need help, call the school
nurses: 01274 221203.

Baby feeding drop-ins - experienced peer supporters lead this friendly group. Pregnancy, parenting and breastfeeding support and information; meet other parents. Email to book.

Sensory room – Call or email us to book sessions at Rainbow. For sessions at Strong Close Nursery (Term Time) call 01535 605272. During school holidays contact Rainbow. For Owlets call 01274 436600.

SEND inclusive drop-in sessions - open to all parents,carers and their children. Includes multi sensory story time and access to a range of SEND resources to promote speech,language and sensory exploration.

Youth Club – for ages 11-19. A warm, safe and inviting space for young people with lots of activities on offer.

Wise Owls Language development advice drop-in - if you’re concerned about your 18m to 4 year old’s language development come get advice from our language development workers.

Parent Led SEND play - A parent-led play session for SEND, for families with children aged 6-11. Places are limited so please book your place by calling us.

Jump aboard - talk through concerns and how to support your child with an educational psychologist. Can help with autism,ADHD, speech & language,learning difficulties, social,emotional and sensory needs.

Portage play group - referral only; contact Christine on 07977160187 for details.

Baby Clinic - drop in to get your baby weighed

Maternity Circle - a safe and welcoming space for women planning pregnancy, pregnant women and new mothers,providing information on maternal health and wellbeing and parenting until baby is 2.

Children's Community Support Team (CCST) - appointment based support for families with children and young people with SEND. Referral only; contact Kelly on 07582109892 or Naina on 07582101003 for more info.

DWP supporting families employment advisor - Benefit advice, Jobs, Training & Education, Free Early Education and Childcare advice, Debts, Money Matters Advice, Domestic abuse, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Drug & Alcohol, Family Support, School Attendance, Support with Foodbanks, plus much more.

Arts and crafts group - For adults and children aged 0-4 years.

Coffee Mornings - come and join us for a cuppa and a chat! This coffee morning is aimed at supporting parent's/carer's wellbeing.

Family Links Nurturing - supporting positive parenting and exploring emotional needs behind behaviour. For parents/carers of children 2-13.

Meet your family navigators

We are the local family navigators for the Keighley/Shipley Family Hubs. We're happy to show you around our Family Hubs and introduce you to all the fantastic things we have going on for families in your area.

If you need any extra support, we're here to listen and signpost you to services that can help.

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Call us on: 01535 618005


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