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ABOUT US

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2021 - DDC moved to new Denby Dale Head Office and opened new charity shop and Community Pantry in Skelmanthorpe.

2022 - DDC provides Covid Vaccination Transport for NHS and Ukraine Family Transport for council.  Launches Cost of Living Community Response projects following fuel crisis.

2023 - DDC launches new Veteran group, and supports it to become an independent charity. Moves Transport office to Kirkburton and wins UK Compassionate Charity of the Year 2023

2024 - Veterans Group becomes independent charity, still supported by DDC.  Deputy Chair and founding member is recognised by Mayor of Kirklees with Volunteering Award. Chief Officer Paul Jones MBE is recognised by Denby Dale & District Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow.  Opens Grief Cafe in Skelmanthorpe and a new dementia group in Scissett.

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OUR BRANCHES

DDC Headquarters, The Kirkburton Hub - Riley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0RZ

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DDC Charity Shop & Activities - Springfield Mill, Norman Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8TH

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Emley Dementia Group, Emley Community Centre, Upper Lane, Emley, HD8 9RJ

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The Kirkburton Hub - Riley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0RZ

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Scissett Dementia Group,

118 Wakefield Road, Scissett, HD8 9HU

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Skelmanthorpe Community Pantry, Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9BH

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2004 - The Denby Dale Centre was established by members of the Denby Dale and Lower Cumberworth Methodist Churches. It was born out of concern for people who are socially isolated, for various reasons, in our rural area. The aim was to reach the 43 communities that make up South Kirklees. 

2005 - DDC was registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee

 

2007 - DDC was registered as a Charity

2016 - new Chief Officer, Paul Jones redesigned how the charity operated, dividing it into three sections, Activities, Transport and Places, in line with the aims of the charity.

2018 - Launches new Volunteer Car Service.

2020 - Covid Response coordinators in Kirklees and awarded Highly Commended UK Community Group of the Year Awards 2021

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