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Huddersfield Community Trust

Huddersfield Community Trust is a registered charity (1117768) and non-profit making organisation. Using the influence of professional sport, we are responsible for all community sports and educational activities on behalf of Huddersfield Giants Rugby League. Huddersfield Community Trust has the ability to engage people, improve community cohesion, improve fitness and well-being and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people of Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield. With over 200,000 people visiting The Zone every year and sports coaching delivered to children of all ages in local schools in the community, the charity uses the power of sport to inspire people of all ages through four key areas: Sport, Education, Health & Social Inclusion. Based at indoor venue, The Zone, we also provide further opportunities with a variety
 of different departments including the Dance Zone, Elite Sports Education Academy and the National Citizen Service.

23 January 2018
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, 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?

As an indoor community facility with a café and comfortable seating in a relaxed environment, we feel we would make an idea base for a Dementia Café.
In our drive to become a more dementia friendly community facility, we can develop to be a place that supports people with dementia, their partners and family and friends to meet up for a chat and drinks.
We also have the space to advertise and hold relevant information stands for people who would like to have more information in their own time. We have the most supportive staff who would be willing to learn and train to be more aware and understanding of the condition. We can put measures in place so that all staff are more confident at asking questions or signposting to relevant local organisations.

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

1. Allocating the time for staff to learn and become more aware.
2. Having the suitable area for holding information leaflets. Ensuring these are up to date.
3. Promoting that we will be a Dementia Café.

How can you overcome these challenges?

1. Long term planning and being organised
2. Ask experts, ask for guidance, ensure we have the correct contacts and one person within the organisation has the responsibility for all information being up to date.
3. Ask for help, networking, promotion in the relevant places, signage

Member contacts

Lisa Hewitt - CEO
Huddersfield Community Trust
The Zone, off St Andrews Road,
Huddersfield, HD1 6PT.
01484 484177

Member website


2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Our CEO will attend the relevant Dementia information sessions in the local community to build up knowledge. This will then be shared initially with HoD staff and then filtered down to other staff which are most relevant to the programme

  • Research the Dementia Café Initiative

    Arrange a meeting with all relevant staff to build up knowledge and understanding in preparation for a launch.  

  • Launch the Dementia Café Initiative

    Following awareness and relevant training with staff the Dementia Café Launch will take place.