One Good Turn

One Good Turn supplies free goods, services and advice to people living in the Kirklees area.

18 December 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We hold a coffee morning in Dewsbury and Huddersfield where we give free items to our service users. We also offer a friendly environment and listening ear to people and bring in other agencies to offer advice and services.

We have some service users that have elderly relatives with dementia and we are sure an awareness of relevant organisations and dementia support services available to them would help them cope and raise awareness of dementia.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

As we are on Facebook, we do get some negativity, however we feel it is a great tool for delivering our service to people who otherwise would be isolated and lonely.

2. Actions

  • Understanding dementia

    Arrange for all volunteers to attend a dementia awareness session either in person or online and encourage a volunteer to become a Dementia Champion.

  • Encourage families to bring relatives living with dementia to our services.

    We would let our service users know that we are dementia friendly and try to find some supported voluntary positions for people living with dementia.