Kirklees Dementia Hub
32-34 John William Street
01484 411 074
The Kirklees Dementia Hub is a partnership between Community Links and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and offers information and advice for people who are living with dementia and their carers, family and friends.
We can provide appointments in the following ways:
You can refer to our Post Diagnosis Support by contacting us on 01484 411 074.
Home visits can be arranged upon request – please contact 01484 411 074.
We also run an Information and Advice Line which operates Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm – 01484 503 908.
The Kirklees Dementia Hub offers Dementia Friends sessions – please contact 01484 411 074 for more information.
The aim is to ensure people within the Kirklees community have access to a wide range of dementia information and advice.
Our partners Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees run Dementia Friends sessions within the local community.
For more information on Dementia support please visit the Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees webpage
Referrals into the service are made through the SWYPFT Memory Service, a GP/health professional or you can also self-refer.
Referrals can be made for adults of any age who have been recently diagnosed with dementia.
To make a referral please contact the Hub Coordinator on 01484 411 074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a referral form.
The Service is open from Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm, with the exception of recognised public holidays and will be supported by an office hours telephone advice line.
We are working towards creating a Dementia Friendly Kirklees, this will support those living with dementia to remain living well in Kirklees and to continue accessing their local communities. The Kirklees Dementia Friendly Community Steering Group is open to all in Kirklees to join and support each other in creating change and improvements for those living with dementia in Kirklees. We can improve accessibility, raise awareness and support those with dementia and their carers to be heard and understood!
To join the Steering Group please contact us on 01484 411 074.
A monthly meeting for those diagnosed with dementia to meet others on their dementia journey, enjoy activities and being together as well as a safe space to share your views and take part in opportunities to create change in Kirklees and be heard on what you want to see in your local area.
If you are living with dementia and want to join Deep, please contact us on 01484 411 074.
We have lots of volunteering opportunities! To be involved in supporting those living with dementia or share your own lived experience with others starting their journey, please contact us for more information.
Click here to hear one of our support workers Samea talking about KDH on Kirklees local Asian radio station ‘Sangam Radio.’
Albert cared for his wife Moira, who had been diagnosed with dementia and as Albert’s family lived away, there was no available support to them nearby. We provided regular calls to Albert and his wife during lockdown to see how they were and any support that was needed.
Albert found it difficult at first to gain support through social care due to worry this would mean that his wife would be placed in a home and, for himself, that he had ‘failed’ in his duty as a husband. This is often the worry that carers can feel but through reassurance and regular calls with their Support Coordinator we were able to build confidence in Albert and his wife about supporting them to remain living independently as long as possible in their own home, and build Albert’s confidence that asking for help does not mean failure.
The advice and support we provided included access to:
We also provided a Stimulation Pack that has been developed by us, in partnership with CLEAR and MakeSpace Community.