Dementia Friendly Awards

Read about the Dementia Friendly Awards 2018 and how you can nominate for an award.

Dementia Friendly Award ceremony in 2017

Nominations now open for the Dementia Friendly Awards 2018

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. Nominations are now open for the fifth Dementia Friendly Awards. 

Do you know a person, organisation or community who has made a real change to the lives of people with dementia? If so, we want to hear from you.

Please visit the below pages to view the criteria for each individual award before proceeding with your nomination:

The finalists for the prestigious Outstanding Contribution award 2018 will be specially selected by judges from all nominations and judged by people affected by dementia.

Nominations close Monday 20 August 2018

Both the England and Wales, and Northern Ireland awards will be held in November 2018.

If you have any questions about the awards please email us at [email protected]

Do you know someone who deserves an award?

A nomination for a Dementia Friendly Award is a chance to give people who have united against dementia the recognition they truly deserve.

Nominate now

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 Tuesday 28 November at Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Photos from the day can be viewed online.

The England and Wales award winners were:

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year

Burley in Wharfedale Dementia Action Group 

Dementia Partnership of the Year 

Aylesbury and Chiltern CCG - My Life My Memories project 

Young Persons Contribution of the Year

Kian Borg-Jackson 

National Journalist of the Year 

Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph 

Regional Journalist of the Year 

Jamie Coulson, Health Correspondent, BBC Look North 

Dementia Friends Champion of the Year

Kerry Chambers 

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small and Medium

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

British Gas 

Fundraiser of the Year - Individual

The McDermotts - Songaminute Man 

Fundraiser of the Year - Group

The Brailey Family/60-600 Challenge

Inspiring Individual 2017

Wendy Mitchell, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador 

Dementia Innovation of the Year

BBC Reminiscence Archive 

Uniting Against Dementia - Outstanding Contribution 2017 

This award was presented to an individual, team or organisation in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving the lives of those affected by dementia.The judging panel, which was made up of people affected by dementia from the 3 Nations Working Group and our headline sponsor British Gas chose Valerie Brown, Shrewsbury Fundraising Group as the winner for this prestigious award.

The Northern Ireland award winners were:

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year

Dementia Friendly Larne

Dementia Partnership of the Year 

Dementia Friendly Holywood

Young Persons Contribution of the Year

Jenny Martin

Regional Journalist of the Year 

Marie-Louise Connolly, BBC NI Health Correspondent 

Dementia Friends Community Champion of the Year

Rachel McCance, Northern Ireland Museums Council

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small and Medium

Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, NIFR

Fundraiser of the Year - Individual

Mark Bingham, Rock for Alzheimers

Fundraiser of the Year - Group

Down and Lisburn Volunteer Fundraising Group, VFG

Inspiring Individual 2017

Roisin Flynn

Dementia Innovation of the Year

Abbeyfield & Wesley - Palmerston Care Home

Outstanding Contribution 2017

Lenny White, The Dementia Friendly Mobile Barber 

Who would you nominate?

Submit your nomination for someone who has united against dementia.

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