Dementia Friendly Awards

Our Dementia Friendly Awards celebrate people, organisations or communities who make a real change to the lives of people with dementia. 

Group photo of Dementia Friendly Awards winners

Winners from the Dementia Friendly Awards 2018

About the Dementia Friendly Awards

In 2013, we launched the annual Dementia Friendly Awards.

The awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations across the UK who have led the way on creating dementia-friendly communities and improving the lives of everybody affected by dementia.

Finalists how now been announced for the sixth Dementia Friendly Awards.  

There are two awards ceremonies happening in 2019; one in England and Wales, and another in Northern Ireland. 

  • The England and Wales ceremony will take place in London on 27 November
  • The Northern Ireland ceremony will take place in Belfast on 25 November
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Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small/Medium

Cleveland Police
Courtyard Arts Centre
Kent Fire and Rescue

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

HSBC UK
The Guinness Partnership
Welsh Ambulance Service

Youth Organisation of the Year

University of Lincoln Alzheimer's Society Group
Wansdyke Primary School
West Rainton Primary School

Inspiring Young Person of the Year - Sponsored by Gatwick Airport                                          

Anni Bailey
Laura Taylor
Luke Webb

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Dementia Friends Champion of the Year 

Emma Sarah Boxer
Lena Chauhan
Marie Junnelyn Lucas

Trailblazer of the Year

Emma Quaeck
Forget-Me-Nots
Sara Marchant

Championing Diversity Award (Individuals, groups and organisations)

"Still Me", Magna Vitae
Heather Rodenhurst
Subitha Baghirathan 

Dementia Friendly Community of year 

Dementia Friendly West Rainton and Leamside
Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance
Wigan Dementia Action Alliance

Outstanding Contribution Award 

Emma Louise Woods
Ian Kenneth Grant Sherriff B.E.M.
Tony Hall

40th Anniversary - Lifetime Achievement award

Angela Rippon CBE
Morella Kayman MBE, Dr Anne Hunter OBE, Professor Gordon Wilcock
Ian Kenneth Grant Sherriff B.E.M.

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small/Medium

Causeway Dementia Worship Group
Colin Neighbourhood Partnership
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry
Upper Falls Parish Church

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

Bank of Ireland
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Southeastern Health and Social Care Trust

Youth Organisation of the Year

81st Belfast Beaver Scout Colony
County Down Young Farmers Clubs
Glarryford Young Farmers Club

Inspiring Young Person of the year

Beth McCullough
Casey McConville
Rachael Rodgers

Dementia Friends Champion of the year

Annette Huston
Dr. Gary Mitchell
Tracy Smyth

Trailblazer of the year

Barney Thompson
Emily Wilson
School of Pharmacy, Queens University, Belfast

Championing Diversity award (Individuals, groups and organisations)

County Down Young Farmers Clubs
Glarryford Young Farmers Club
Learning Disability and Dementia Champions and Tracy Smyth

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year

Blessings Coffee House
Glarryford
This Is Me Dementia Friendly Choir

40th Anniversary - Lifetime Achievement award

Dr. Gary Mitchell
Emily Wilson
Liz Cunningham

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