Huddersfield Giants Community Trust provides a Dementia Friendly Café to support and make an impact to individuals living with dementia.
Tea, Talk and The Town
HGCT has created a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment where individuals with dementia and their carers can come together and access new surroundings.
The setting, located at The Zone, will provide opportunities to open up fond memories, spark interesting conversations and allow users to express themselves. Open to care partners as well as the individuals – this can provide a support network by meeting others to share advice while seeing their loved ones excel.
Activities are varied including intergenerational games, but a keen emphasis is to focus on topics to reminisce about times gone by. Creating a “connection” to the past and local area can be a shining light with great rewards. This can be from historic events/ previous workplaces/ landmarks or fond memories (The aim is to source information from conversations to spark topical memories).
The meets will inspire and improve the well-being of individuals, raising their self-esteem, show/ improve their independence and may help retain skills for longer. Alongside this, meeting others can strike companionships to share similar interests and experiences.
Each meet is FREE to attend, with refreshments and biscuits available.
The café is held at The Zone in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. A nominated ‘Safe Place’ and dementia friendly venue.
Full location: The Zone, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT
Time & date of the meets: Monday afternoons, 13:30-15:00.
Start date: 16th May
To enquire about the Café, you can contact our Dementia Coordination Officer, Sally Robshaw HERE
*Please note Sally will contact you back at her earliest convenience.
Great relationships with the children which promote mutual respect, clear boundaries and great behaviour for learning. Clear structure to the lessons with appropriate teaching points, plenary and vocabulary. I can see clear progress in terms of skills, techniques, confidence and understanding. Acts on feedback throughout the lesson from me and his own formative assessment.
Dan Gough, Heaton Avenue
PE lessons and support in PE lessons are great! Children are enjoying lunchtime clubs. Good relationships with children - building relationships. Sharing tickets to the rugby games with the children and encouraging them to try to watch different sports. The sessions during the breakfast club are extremely engaging and the majority of children who chose to go outside to take part in Jordan’s sessions they are also very fun based and extremely inclusive so all abilities can take part successfully., Jordan is always punctual and is pleasant with the children.
Tracey Dell, Head Teacher, Crossley Fields Junior and Infants School
Becky is amazing her delivery is great. She has a great rapport with the children. Her sessions are engaging and fun and she's teaching my staff a thing or two about sports delivery. All in all, we could not be happier.
Louise Brown, Head Teacher, Headfield Juniors
Rebecca has been brilliant in school. Her management in club time is fantastic and coping with Autistic and ADHD children in sessions as well. Her planning, activity organisation and management, as well as knowledge of the children, and rapport with everyone has been so professional we couldn't have asked for more. The children have really enjoyed all the sessions.
Debbie Douglas, Head Teacher, Saville Town
The sessions so far have been really good and exciting. Teaching staff have mentioned how engaged the children are and how happy they have been the way the lessons have been delivered. The school has been happy with the confidence of the person delivering the lessons as well as their knowledge and professionalism. It has helped teachers working alongside to gain ideas and development in their own practice. Overall the school has been very happy with the delivery of the sessions as well as the person (Jordan) delivering them. Thank You!
Nadeem Sarwar, PE Coordinator Spring Grove
Duane was brilliant, the children loved the sessions, as did the teachers he worked with. One teacher said, "I now feel skilled enough to deliver rugby to my class." The sessions were pitched at the correct level for different ages and the pace and behaviour management were excellent. Here's to next years sessions!
Dave Spencer, Hillside Primary School
James is doing an amazing job at Bruntcliffe. He teaches four very different groups throughout the day and is adaptable in his teaching. He has fit in with the team very well and the students are responding very well to his teaching.
Chris Lindley, Head of Physical Education, Bruntcliffe Academy
Duane's delivery of Sky Try Rugby was fantastic. The children left with a wealth of knowledge on the sport - the have even practised what they have learnt in the playground too. His behaviour management was fantastic and the children responded well to everything he taught. Each one of them made a progression each week. Overall it was loved by all children! We would love it if you could come back again next year!
Miss M Brook, Teacher, Berry Brow