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Castleford Tigers RLFC Ltd and Tigers Trust

Tigers Trust is the charitable community foundation trust of Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club Ltd. It has a successful history of delivering sport, dance and social inclusion projects in the community, particularly for young people on behalf of the rugby club. It seeks to inspire those who may not be inclined or have minimal interest in Rugby League to participate in our projects by creating exiting, vibrant programmes and events which promote the benefits of exercise, good health and wellbeing, thereby realising the potential of our community. There is a spread of work from our Dance Academy right through to Touch Rugby League shows the breadth of age groups that we work with and both sexes and our work on Men’s Health projects (weight management and health and wellbeing of over 35 year olds) demonstrates that we work with all sectors of the community.

Updated:
9 November 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Community organisations, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

Tigers Trust runs the “Castleford Tigers’ Community Heritage Project; linking the past, present and future” which will continue to widen the social impact of the Club and provides a new opportunity for volunteers, fans, current and former players) to work together to provide a digital multimedia archive of the Club's history. Our volunteers are all ages and we will be able to harness a resource that will be look to involve all generations and be inclusive.

The ‘Walk Rugby’ and ‘Family Rugby League’ programme can cater for older participants and can be adapted to meet their capabilities. Mild exercise within a supportive and inclusive environment can help to provide a focus on keeping active and reducing social isolation.

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

For the Walk Rugby and Family Rugby League projects we require funding to assist in venue hire as well as supporting the delivery of the sessions. We have to develop an active volunteer base and work to raise awareness of the challenges caused by dementia.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia within the staff of the club and trust

    We will arrange for all staff to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We wish to run an awareness campaign during Dementia Awareness Week 2017

    We wish to run a reminiscence workshop as a specific event during the week where we would seek to publicise the work of the Alzheimer’s Society generally.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We wish to widen the scope of the Heritage Project

    We wish to develop resources that we can use to assist people with dementia and train volunteers to make use of these resources or work with partners in locations where these resources can be used.

    Status:
    Delivery, Implementation

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We wish to establish working relationships with other local members of the Wakefield and Five Towns DAA

    We wish to assist others in the local community in building robust working relationships for the benefits of the wider community.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member