GOLCAR people are listeners.
And a new scheme is proving a great success.
A "listening point" based at the drop-by centre on Sycamore Avenue serves the Botham Hall and Sycamore estates.
The venue holds information on issues that effect everyday life and is available on CD.
Pam Gillet, a volunteer at the drop-by centre, said: "Listening points are a good idea. Not everyone can read and they take their time or take information home."
The Golcar venue is the first of five listening points planned for community centres.
Clr Ann Raistrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet member responsible for local communities, said: "People should have every opportunity to get all the information possible, to make their lives better."
The scheme is paid for by Kirklees Neighbourhood Renewal and managed by the council's social services.
Other listening points are at Huddersfield Civic Centre, the Fieldhead Community Centre in Batley, Turnsteads at Cleckheaton and the Walsh Building in Dewsbury.