A KEIGHLEY charity's information and support centre manager has earned a national accolade.

Helen Charters, of Dementia Friendly Keighley, has been named in the 2024 Big Issue 100 Changemakers list.

The list is a celebration of people and organisations that are "creating positive change".

Helen, who was included in the health and disability category, said she was "very proud" to have featured.

She added: "I hope it will help raise awareness of dementia and shine a light on the important work our charity does to support people affected by this challenging illness."

Dementia Friendly Keighley, based in the Airedale Shopping Centre, provides information to raise awareness of dementia and offers support through various activities and services.

Its information and support centre is open weekdays, 10am to 4pm.

Roy Williams, a former BME project worker with Dementia Friendly Keighley, says Helen is fully deserving of the accolade.

"Helen is indeed a changemaker," he adds.

"She is someone to speak to if you are in need of help getting support, treatment or advice, and is making a truly positive difference. Her role not only involves supporting people who are trying to manage to live with dementia, but also carers and loved ones."