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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 in the following week and an invitation to the awards ceremony at Trinity House, London on Wednesday September 16 from 11:30am - 4pm with 2 allocated tickets per finalist.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The Dementia-Friendly Awards 2015 Finalists

Best dementia friendly community initiative:

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

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 product/ project/ programme:

  • 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


There is still time to enter the Dementia Friendly Awards NI

Tuesday 15 September

From local shops to large cities, faith communities to schools; we have heard inspirational stories of people and organisations making positive change for people with dementia.

To celebrate the incredible achievements communities across the UK have made in becoming dementia-friendly, Alzheimer's Society are holding the second Dementia Friendly Awards and first ever Dementia Friendly Awards NI.

The Awards will recognise communities, organisations and individuals who have strived to make their area more dementia-friendly and this year's categories are detailed below:

There are seven categories to enter in 2015:

All finalists will be asked to submit a three slide summary on their work for display at the awards ceremony and all entrants must be available to attend the award ceremony where the winners will be announced:

  • Dementia Friendly Awards NI 2015: Titanic Belfast, Tuesday 15 September 2015

There will also be recognition awards presented to Alzheimer's Society ambassadors, people living with dementia and their carers who have contributed to the dementia-friendly communities programme over the past 12 months.

Entry for the NI awards will remain open until 5pm on Friday 7 August, If you are interested in entering this year's awards, either as an individual, or part of an organisation or community, please download the entry criteria and complete the online entry form.

Please note entries are now closed for the Dementia Friendly Awards 2015 England & Wales.

If you have any questions about the awards please email dementiafriendlycommunities@alzheimers.org.uk.

For the past three years individuals, groups and organisations across the UK have been actively working to create dementia-friendly communities which provide an inclusive and supportive environment for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

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.