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.

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. 

Nominations are now open for the sixth Dementia Friendly Awards. 

Before you nominate

Read the criteria for the different award categories and our top tips for writing an effective nomination.

About the categories Top tips for nominations

Nominations close Friday 9 August 2019

Both the England and Wales, and Northern Ireland awards will be held in November 2019.

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

Winners of the 2018 awards

Winners of the Dementia Friendly Awards were announced on 19 November 2018 in Belfast for Northern Ireland, and on 22 November in London for the England / Wales awards. Both ceremonies were attended by finalists, judges and sponsors.

The Northern Ireland awards were hosted by presenter, Sarah Travers. The England and Wales awards were hosted by our Ambassador, Angela Rippon, included Caroline Dinenage MP as speaker and presenters included Julia Hardy and Charlie Webster.

We would like to congratulate all our fantastic finalists and winners. Take a look at photos from last year's event.

Trailblazer of the year 

Handmade for Dementia North West & UK

Dementia Friendly Community of year – City or county

Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance

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

Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance

Youth Organisation of the Year

Oasis Academy, Isle of Sheppey

Inspiring Young Person of the Year

Daisy Coles and Creating with Dementia

Dementia Friends Champion of the Year 

Sarah Williams-Martin 

Championing Diversity Award

Touchstone BME Dementia Service 

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small & Medium

Worcester Warriors Premiership Rugby Team
 

Uniting Against Dementia - Outstanding Contribution 2018

Charlie Phillips

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

Bank of Ireland

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small & Medium

Queen's Film Theatre

Youth Organisation of the Year

81st Belfast Beaver Colony

Inspiring Young Person of the year - Joint winners

Samuel Bulled
Kristen Magee and Casey McConville

Dementia Friendly Community Champion of the year

Lynne Bulled

Trailblazer of the year

Roisin Flynn

Championing Diversity award

St John Mitchel's GAC Ballygalget

Uniting Against Dementia - Outstanding Contribution 2018

Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna

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