Aiming to...

 

  1. Connect:  PEOPLE

  2. Relieve:     LONELINESS &   ISOLATION

  3. Improve:   QUALITY OF LIFE

 

...by providing...

 

  • ACTIVITIES

  • TRANSPORT &

  • PLACES TO MEET

 

...to promote fulfilled lives!

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Connecting People

Connecting People

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WHO ARE WE?

Established in 2005 by members of the Denby Dale Methodist Church, the centre started work as a charity, to reduce isolation in the local area by running activities that bring people together.



OUR VISION

We believe that everyone should be able to connect with other people

OUR AIM

We aim to…

  • Connect People

  • Relieve Loneliness & Isolation, and

  • Improve Quality of Life

 

…by offering…

  • Activities

  • Transport and

  • Places to Meet

 

…to support fulfilled lives

OUR 7 VALUES

Kindness - We promote kindness

Understanding - We acknowledge we are all different and have a desire to learn about other people’s lifestyles, in a way that helps us to help them

Inclusion - We acknowledge our Equality principles, working (reasonably) towards inclusive services and operations

Respect - Working within our Equality and Safeguarding principles, we will be considerate of our people and their ideas, situations and lifestyles

Confidentiality - We will work to keep to our Safeguarding Information principles when dealing with people

Integrity - We have good moral principles of operating to achieve our Vision and Aim

Collaboration - We work with other like-minded organisations to benefit people, working within our Aim

OUR 27 OPEN PROJECTS
Our connecting people projects are all in line with our aim above and are COVID SECURE, include:

     

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES                                                        During COVID-19

  • Dementia Support Group                    Emley                    OPEN   

  • Dementia Support Group                    Kirkburton            OPEN   

  • Dementia Support Group                    Lepton                   OPEN   

  • Dementia Support Group                    Skelmanthorpe    OPEN   

  • Dementia Support Group                    Mirfield                  OPEN   

  • Dementia Carer Group                         Denby Dale           OPEN   

  • Dementia Carer Group                         Kirkburton             OPEN   

  • Dementia Support Group                    Marsden                 OPEN   

  • Volunteering                                            All sites                  OPEN

  • HD8 Community Anchor                      HD8+                       OPEN

  • Coffee Morning                   Poster        Kirkburton            CLOSED

  • Games Group                                         Denby Dale           OPEN

  • Cream Teas                          Poster        Kirkburton            OPEN

  • Cream Teas                                             Denby Dale           OPEN

  • Film Group                            Poster       Kirkburton            OPEN

  • Tea Dance                             Poster       Kirkburton            OPEN

  • Educational Work Placements              All sites                 OPEN

  • Employment Work Placements            All sites                 OPEN

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT                                                

  • Community Transport        Leaflet       Kirklees wide        OPEN

  • Ring and Ride Transport    Leaflet        HD8 & HD9          OPEN

  • Shopper Bus                                            HD8 & HD2           OPEN

  • Vaccination Transport                            Kirklees                  OPEN

  • Ukraine Refugee Transport                   Kirklees                  OPEN

  • Volunteer Car Service         Poster        Rural Kirklees        OPEN

COMMUNITY PLACES

  • Charity Shop 1                                         Denby Dale           OPEN

  • Charity Shop 2                                         Skelmanthorpe    OPEN

  • Drop in Centre/Training Room              Denby Dale          OPEN

  • Kirkburton Hub                                       Kirkburton            OPEN

  • Special Awareness Events  Poster       Kirkburton             OPEN

  • Community Pantry                                 Skelmanthorpe     OPEN

  • Training Centre                     Poster       Kirkburton             OPEN

CORE SUPPORT SERVICE

  • Third Sector Consultancy                                                      OPEN

  • Benefits & Welfare Support                                                  OPEN

  • Community Transport Consultancy                                     OPEN

  • Community Anchor                                                                OPEN

  • Volunteer Support                                                                  OPEN

  • Head Office                                                                              OPEN

  • Community Champions                                                         OPEN

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1,500 passenger trips per month
1,800 visitors to our centres every month
1,300 hours of activites enjoyed every month
120 volunteers
12 Trustees
1,678 stakeholders are more connected
12 Staff
£40,000 Covid 19 Food Orders Delivered to isolated
370 Covid-19 volunteers
146 groups we collaborate with
1,500 Covid-19 Shopping Trips Organised
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