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Building Ossett Better Community Interest Company

In February 2013 Building Ossett Better Community Interest Company (BOB CIC) was formed as a social enterprise organisation. Its intention is to create a vibrant town, through working with other partners, and reinvesting time and money back into the Ossett economy and community. Expanding its membership has resulted in BOB CIC working on a number of interesting projects and initiatives, including the development of a town centre herb trail, led by Incredible Edible Wakefield and in partnership with Ossett Girl Guides, Ossett Academy, Wakefield Council and local graphic designer Tony Shephard - all BOB members. BOB has also taken the opportunity to take over the licence from Wakefield Council to operate a Yorkshire Food and Craft market on the last Saturday of the month (February to November) between 10:00 – 16:00 in front of Ossett Town Hall.

Updated:
20 February 2017
Sectors:
Community organisations
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?

Building Ossett Better CIC is in its infancy as an organisation, and all those associated with it are in for the long game. We are taking small steps to ensure that we have firm foundations upon which we can build. By developing projects and initiatives that are financially sound, such as the monthly Saturday market venture, and reinvesting any income into events that enhance the social and cultural wellbeing of Ossett residents we can ensure that Ossett continues to be a buoyant and attractive place to live, shop and visit.

Building Ossett Better CIC seeks funding from external sources for its own and a number of joint projects that will benefit the wider Ossett community and encourage economic, social and cultural wellbeing. Any residents, businesses, groups or organisations interested in supporting Ossett related projects, activities and initiatives can join Building Ossett Better CIC by sending their details to buildingossettbetter@hotmail.co.uk.

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

Ignorance and a misunderstanding of how Dementia affects people.  Our role will be to raise the awareness of the affliction and how it should be addressed in the Ossett and Gawthorpe area.  

Member website

www.visitossett.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Support the Wakefield Dementia Alliance

    Attend and be actively involved in the Wakefield Dementia Action Alliance.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Act as a catalyst within Ossett and Gawthorpe to raise awareness of Dementia

    Through our interaction with Ossett based businesses, schools, groups and organisations increase the awareness of dementia.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Act as a catalyst within Ossett and Gawthorpe to raise awareness of Dementia

    Through our interaction with Ossett based businesses, schools, groups and organisations increase the awareness of dementia.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Support the Alliance by facilitating the awareness training for those wanting to become directly involved in organisation

    To assist in the identification of individuals who want to be appropriately trained in Dementia awareness.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping