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Dementia Friendly Awards

The Finalists - Dementia Friendly Awards England and Wales 2015 & Entry to the NI Awards 2015

Dementia Friendly awards

Finalists (England & Wales)

A huge thank you to over 300 of you that submitted applications for this year's awards and allowed us to hear of your incredible journeys, dedication and hard work to achieve best practice within communities across the country to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.

After a long and intensive shortlisting and judging process, we are pleased to announce this year's finalists for the Dementia-Friendly Awards below. Please note all finalists will receive a formal confirmation email and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Trinity House, London on Wednesday September 16 from 11:30am - 4pm with two allocated tickets per finalist.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, for questions about the awards please contact dementiafriendlycommunities@alzheimers.org.uk

The Dementia-Friendly Awards 2015 Finalists

Best dementia friendly community initiative

  • Havering Dementia Action Alliance
  • Dementia Friendly Plymouth
  • Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance

Best dementia friendly organisational initiative

  • Northumbria Police
  • Forget me Not at Warrington and Halton Hospitals
  • Fiona Andrews (British Transport Police)
  • Rowlands Pharmacy
  • Jay Jays Hair Salon
  • Touchstone - Leeds

Best dementia friendly involvement initiative

  • The Square Hole Club
  • Face it Together - Bradford
  • Liverpool SURF Group
  • Togetherness Choir

Best dementia friendly project

  • Marple dementia drop-in
  • West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • The ASA Dementia Friendly Swimming Project

Best dementia friendly partnership working

  • Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery & Canterbury Christ Church University
  • My House of Memories
  • Hospital dementia support service - Barnsley & wider community

Best dementia friendly educational initiative

  • Mid Sussex Dementia Friendly Group and Warden Academy
  • Bernard Gilpin's Intergenerational Dementia Projec
  • UCL Partners

Outstanding contribution to dementia friendly communities

  • Gina Awad, Dementia Friends Champion and Exeter Dementia Action Alliance lead
  • Brecon Dementia Friendly Community
  • Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance
  • Dyneley House Surgery

Finalists (Dementia Friendly Awards NI)

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony event on Tuesday 15 September at the Titanic, Belfast.

For further information or questions about the Dementia Friendly Awards (NI) please contact Heather.Lundy@alzheimers.org.uk.

Best dementia friendly community initiative (NI)

  • Hemsworth Court Integration Group
  • Shankhill Neighbourhood Policing Team

Best dementia friendly organisational initiative (NI)

  • Boots 'Working to become dementia-friendly'
  • SEHSCT Occupational Therapy Memory and Wellness Group
  • Singing for the Brain Belfast, Lisburn and Donaghadee

Best dementia friendly involvement initiative (NI)

  • SEHSCT Occupational Therapy Memory and Wellness Group
  • Reminiscence Network - Creative Reminiscence Wilson House
  • The Spectrum Centre - Social Sofa

Best dementia friendly project (NI)

  • The Spectrum Centre - Social Sofa
  • Deed
  • Friendship Group Antrim Ballymena - Alzheimer's Society

Best dementia friendly partnership working (NI)

  • Western Health and Social Care Trust - Service Improvement Project Board
  • British Deaf Association - Dementia Friendly Communities
  • NHSCT Dementia Friendly Communities coordinator
  • Deed 

Best dementia friendly educational initiative (NI)

  • Glenwood Primary School - Social Sofa
  • Hammer Youth Club - Take a step in someone else's shows project
  • Dementia Services Team Four Season's Healthcare

Outstanding contribution to dementia friendly communities (NI)

  • Liz Cunningham
  • Mae Burke
  • Dr Barbara Ferguson

Dementia Friendly Communities - Entry Form

Complete your online application to enter the Dementia Friendly Awards 2015.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Find out more about the Dementia Friendly Communities programme.

Dementia Friends

Become a Dementia Friend to understand a bit more about dementia and the little ways in which you can help people living with the condition.