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The Hadleigh Thrift Shop

The Hadleigh Thrift shop was set up to support local people and local community groups. The shop sells unwanted items and all monies made are awarded to good causes. The Hadleigh Thrift shop is managed by local community volunteers and is at the heart of our community. The Hadleigh Thrift shop has previously hosted fun raising events on behalf of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance “The Big Sing 2015 and 2016)

14 August 2017
East of England
Businesses and shops, Charity
Local Alliances:
Hadleigh 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?

The Thrift shop is unique and run by community volunteers who always make time for all of its customers whether it’s providing items to help people live well or to have a chat and a friendly face to talk to. 

 The Thrift shop supports the work of the HDAA in everything that it does.  

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

The Thrift shop is managed by volunteers who give up their team to ensure that the shop is open to the community six days per week.  Arranging a time for them all to attend a dementia friends information session will be a challenge.  

2. Actions

  • Support the local community.

     The Hadleigh Thrift shop actively supports the work of the HDAA by providing  a place to promote community events and as a ticket supply point.

    Each year the thrift shop has worked with the Alliance to host a fundraising event on their behalf.  The Big Sign has been attended by around 300 community members if the first two years and raised around £950 for the Alliance.  

    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member