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Dementia Friendly Awards

Dementia Friendly Awards & Dementia Friendly Awards NI 2015

Dementia Friendly awards

Tuesday 15 (NI) & Wednesday 16 September (England & Wales)

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.

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:

There will be a maximum of three finalists per category. 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 ceremonies where the winners will be announced:

  • Dementia Friendly Awards 2015 (England & Wales): London (TBC) on Wednesday 16 September 2015
  • 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.

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 before 5pm on Monday 29 June.

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

Did you know?

As part of the Dementia Friendly Communities programme we have worked with the Dementia Action Alliance to create over 150 Local Dementia Action Alliances and currently have over 90 communities registered for the Dementia-Friendly Communities recognition process.

Working with industry representatives across a range of sectors we have produced a number of publications including the financial services charter, accessing and sharing information leaflet , a guide for employers and a charter on assistive technology for people with dementia.

Current workstreams include: retail, transport and arts.


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.