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Events aimed at the voluntary sector and other interested parties across Kirklees Two Valleys and Huddersfield/Holmfirth.

Events aimed at the voluntary sector and other interested parties across Kirklees Two Valleys and Huddersfield/Holmfirth.

"Making Dementia Friendly Communities"

- supporting you to make small changes and increase awareness and understanding
- for community centres, groups, businesses and organisations

You will also be able to hear from Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance about what's happening locally to support your community in becoming more dementia friendly.

Events targeted at voluntary groups across Kirklees and Huddersfield.

Events targeted at voluntary groups across Kirklees and Huddersfield.

Join us to learn all the tricks of the trade in applying for funding for your organisation:

·         Where to look for funding?

·         Why funding applications fail?

·         What is Fundraising?

A new online voice for the 10,000 village and community halls has been launched by Rural Action Yorkshire's parent organisation, the national charity ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England). The National Village and Community Halls Network will take over the role of the National Village Halls Forum and act as a reference group enabling the grass roots expertise of knowledgeable village and community hall trustees, volunteers and councillors to feed into meetings with MPs, Government departments and Consultation responses.

The National Village Halls Forum, which has provided a voice to around 90,000 volunteers running village and community halls throughout the country, is to fold after almost 35 years. Its annual meeting, which was to be hosted by Damien Green MP at Millbank in London last week, was cancelled at short notice.

Training organised by Alzheimer's Society Harrogate

This course is open to all who care for someone living with dementia but is especially aimed at those who support someone still living at home, and priority will be given to people in this group if necessary.

The course covers a variety of subjects over four weekly sessions, every Tuesday in November from 10 November, and then on Wednesday 2 December. Ideally you should be able to attend all four sessions, but it may be possible to book certain sessions of particular interest.

Training organised by Alzheimer's Society Harrogate

This course is open to all who care for someone living with dementia but is especially aimed at those who support someone still living at home, and priority will be given to people in this group if necessary.

The course covers a variety of subjects over four weekly sessions, every Tuesday in November from 10 November, and then on Wednesday 2 December. Ideally you should be able to attend all four sessions, but it may be possible to book certain sessions of particular interest.

NATIONAL Dementia Awareness Week takes place across the UK this week, and the public are being urged to try something new as part of the campaign to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

Dementia Friendly Toolkit

As part of the current dementia-awareness campaign nationally, RAY has produced a Dementia Friendly Toolkit which communities, businesses and individuals might find useful in making their environments more dementia friendly.