Chief Executive Appointment

North Halifax Partnership has grown as an organisation in recent years.  This growth is demonstrated in our staff numbers, the services users we reach and our financial and social responsibilities.

To recognise this growth, and to lead our organisation going forward, the North Halifax Partnership Board are delighted to announce that Tina Burke has been appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer.

Tina was recruited through a rigorous recruitment process and has developed her career with the organisation; first as a Children’s Centre Manager, to Service Manager, to this new role, as the head of the organisation.

Danielle Durrans, Chair of the Board said “This is a fantastic opportunity to build on past successes and ensure that North Halifax Partnership continues in our vision to provide a better future for all generations”.

Tina said “I am thrilled to take up the CEO post and to have the opportunity to lead the organisation through the next exciting phase. We have ambitious plans and will work closely with partners and communities to deliver our vision.”

The role will formally start on 1 November 2019, although there will be a transition period for Tina as she relinquishes duties from her Service Manager post and assumes the responsibilities of the CEO.

The Board are confident that partners, funders, staff colleagues and other stakeholders will all wish Tina well in her new role.

Congratulations to our Quarter 2 Winner

Chanice Nobile is a parent who lives in Ash Green Reach Area

Comment written whilst attending a Ponderosa trip: “Well organised lovely day out. Lovely, friendly, welcoming atmosphere and so cheap and affordable for families. Love how transport was sorted as many people don’t have cars. Really appreciate the effort Mandy O’Shea and Sure Start have put in for the activities for the Mixenden area. Lovely place to visit. Sure Start always go above and beyond with family days and activities and I don’t know what I’d do without them. So THANK YOU! We loved it!”


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Quality for Health Level 2

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North Halifax Partnership has had Quality for Health assurance since 2016.  Most recently we were delighted to be assured at Level 2 in May 2019, when the assessor reported:

Overall, I found the service to be excellent, in its impact upon individual lives and the larger community.

We have 20 years’ experience of connecting local people of all ages with opportunities and support through our Children’s Centre services; Ovenden & Mixenden Initiative community programmes; and Staying Well  providing  in the words of our assessment an entirely person centred approach across all services.


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                                ….because babies don’t come with a set of instructions.

We know that dads want important information on how to care for their new baby, and what to expect. The DadPad® can help, by giving you the knowledge and practical skills that you need in order to give your baby the best start in life, look after yourself and support your partner.

What you need to know about The DadPad:

Is an easy-to-use, up-to-date resource for dads-to-be and new dads

  • It covers topic such as
  • Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
  • Surviving without sleep and coping with crying
  • Getting to know your baby
  • First aid
  • Child development
  • Looking after yourself and supporting your partner

How do I get a Dadpad?

The DadPads are for first time fathers -to -be and will be given out when you attend Antenatal Clinics when you attend with your partner. If you cannot attend don’t worry….. your partner can bring a consent form home for you to complete as we will need to contact you after a few months for some feedback and once the signed consent form is returned we will hand out your DadPad (while stocks last)

Quote from Julian Bose, Director of Inspire Cornwall CIC:

“The DadPad was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions, and dads told us that there was important information that they wanted to be given on what to expect and how to care for their baby.  We listened to what dads, their partners and health professionals asked for and combined it all in the DadPad.

“We are excited to have been given the opportunity by the team at North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres to launch the DadPad in Yorkshire for the first time.”