Dementia Friendly Awards

Read about the Dementia Friendly Awards 2018 and this year's finalists.

Dementia Friendly Award ceremony in 2017

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 for the 2018 awards now announced 

Judging for the awards has now taken place, finalists for each award are announced below.

All finalists are invited to attend our awards ceremonies where winners will be announced.

We had an exceptionally high standard of nominations this year and would like to congratulate all our nominees for their achievements across communities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland awards event to be held in Belfast on the afternoon of 19 November 2018.

England and Wales awards event to be held in London the afternoon of 22 November 2018.

Finalists will be invited to attend the ceremonies by email to the person who nominated you.

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If you have any questions about the awards, please email us.

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Trailblazer of the year 

Handmade for Dementia North West & UK
Dementia Adventure
Elior UK

Dementia Friendly Community of year – City or county

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance
Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance
Dementia Friendly Community of  Derbyshire

Dementia Friendly Community of year – Rural area, Village or Town

Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance
Swindon 
Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance

Youth Organisation of the Year

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey
Alsager School 
Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre

Inspiring Young Person of the Year

Daisy Coles/ Creating with Dementia
Charlie Phillips
Emily Marron

Dementia Friends Champion of the Year 

Sarah Williams-Martin 
Cheryl Williams
Nicola Fishman

Championing Diversity Award

Switchboard - Rainbow Cafe 
Tracy Crum
Touchstone BME Dementia Service 

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

HSBC UK
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Housing & Care 21

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small & Medium

Worcester Warriors Premiership Rugby Team
The Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley
Places for People Leisure Ltd, Ripley & Heanor leisure Centres

Uniting Against Dementia - Outstanding Contribution 2018

This award will be awarded to an individual, team or organisation in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those affected by dementia. Nominations are the specially selected by judges of each category and the judging panel is made up of people affected by dementia from the 3 Nations Working Group.

Finalists are:

Trevor and Ann Jarvis 
Charlie Phillips
Oasis Academy, Isle of Sheppey

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

Housing Executive - South Down Team
Bank of Ireland

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small & Medium

Queen's Film Theatre
School of Nursing and Midwifery Queens University Belfast
Dementia Friendly East Belfast

Youth Organisation of the Year

Youthfirst - Dove House
Doury Road Development Group Youth Group
81st Belfast Beaver Colony

Inspiring Young Person of the year 

Samuel Bulled
Kristen Magee and Casey McConville

Dementia Friendly Community Champion of the year

Gerardine Mulvenna
Shelagh McCaughan
Lynne Bulled

Trailblazer of the year

Roisin Flynn
Lynne Bulled
Housing Executive - south down team

Championing Diversity award

University of Atypical
John Mitchel's GAC Ballygalget
Dr Sarah Bravey

Uniting Against Dementia - Outstanding Contribution 2018

This award will be awarded to an individual, team or organisation in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those affected by dementia. Nominations are the specially selected by judges of each category and judged by people affected by dementia.  

Finalists are:

Mrs Peggy Rodgers
Bank of Ireland
Gerardine Mulvenna

About the 2017 Awards

Watch our video of the Dementia Friendly Awards 2017. See footage from the day, hear from some of our amazing winners and get inspired to nominate for our 2018 awards.

Winners of the Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 for England and Wales were announced at the awards ceremony which took place on Wednesday 29 November at etc.venues County Hall, London. The awards were hosted by Angela Rippon, and presenters included Jeremy Hunt and actors Lesley Sharp and Richard McCourt.

The Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 took place on 28 November at Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Photos from the day can be viewed online.

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