Dementia Hero Awards 2021
The Dementia Hero Awards 2021, sponsored by Tunstall Healthcare, will showcase the stories of people doing outstanding things during the pandemic – our dementia heroes.
About the Dementia Hero Awards
Throughout the pandemic individuals, groups and organisations did outstanding things to support people affected by dementia. We want to recognise these dementia heroes.
The awards will recognise the inspirational achievements of those who care for people with dementia, those finding innovative solutions in research, and the campaigners and media fighting for the rights of people with dementia.
Dates for your diary
The Dementia Hero Awards ceremony will take place during Dementia Action Week 2021.
- Date of awards: Thursday 20 May
- Location: Virtual
- Time: 7pm (subject to change)
- Cost: Free
We're very pleased to announce the hero awards ceremony will be hosted by TV presenter Richard Madeley.
The hero awards will also be presented by Society Ambassadors Angela Rippon CBE, Carey Mulligan and Sir Tony Robinson and our supporters Judy Finnigan and Anne-Marie Duff.
Dementia Hero Awards 2021 Finalists
We received more than 450 nominations from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and were blown away by the care and compassion, innovation, and dedication shown in supporting people affected by dementia in the pandemic.
The nominations we received this year were truly incredible and after a month of deliberations our judges have chosen the following finalists:
Dementia Hero Award for Outstanding Achievement
Dementia Hero Award for Care and Compassion
Dementia Hero Award for Professional Excellence
Royal Star & Garter
Dementia Hero Award for Campaigning
Dementia Hero Award for Research
Dr Clarissa Giebel
EMBED-Care COVID, UCL and Kings College
INCLUDE Project, Exeter University
Dementia Hero Award for Innovation
DEEDS – Dementia Engaged and Empowered Derry & Strabane
Margaret House and TDW Radio
Dementia Hero Award for Dementia Friendly Business (Large)
Museum of London (Memories of London Team)
Dementia Hero Award for Dementia Friendly Business (Small/Medium)
Community Dental Services - CIC
National Trust - Birmingham Back to Backs - Reminiscence team
Dementia Hero Award for Fundraising
Haydn and Bodhi Williams
Steel Works Santa
Dementia Hero Award for Print/Online Journalism (National)
Alison Graves – Platinum
Amy Packer – Reach PLC
Daily Mail Health team
Daily Mail Sport
Eleanor Hayward – Daily Mail
Giles Sheldrick – Express
Rosie Sandall – Yours Magazine
Dementia Hero Award for Print/Online Journalism (Regional)
Charlotte Cox –Manchester Evening News
James Holt – Lancashire Evening post
Lisa Smyth – Belfast Telegraph
Dementia Hero Award for Broadcast Journalism (National)
Alison Holt – BBC News at 10 / Panorama
Claire Kendall – BBC News
Curve Media – Our Dementia Choir
Lewis Goodall – Newsnight
Sanchia Berg – BBC Radio 4
Virgin Media UK – Chris Evans Show
Dementia Hero Award for Broadcast Journalism (Regional)
Andrew Edwards – BBC Radio Leeds
Debbie Tubby – BBC Look East
Matt Treacy – BBC South Today
Steffan Messenger – BBC Wales / BBC Cymru
Dementia Hero Award for Dementia Voice
3 Nations Dementia Working Group
The Dementia Hero Awards 2021 is sponsored by Tunstall Healthcare
'For over 60 years, Tunstall has pioneered the development of technology that enables independent living and new models of care delivery, improving the lives of more than five million people worldwide.
'We empower people, including those living with dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and long-term conditions, to live as independently, happily and healthily as they can.
'As technology advances, we have the capability to not just react to events, but to predict and even prevent them using data-driven insights. This Cognitive Care approach provides an intelligent solution which connects services, helping to transform the way health and care is delivered.'
Visit their website: www.tunstall.co.uk
Find them on Twitter: @TunstallHealth
The Dementia Hero Award for Innovation is sponsored by Santander UK
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2020, the bank had around 21,900 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
- Dementia Hero Award for Outstanding Achievement
- Dementia Hero Award for Care and Compassion
- Dementia Hero Award for Professional Excellence
- Dementia Hero Award for Campaigning
- Dementia Hero Award for Research
- Dementia Hero Award for Innovation
- Dementia Hero Award for Dementia Friendly Business
- Dementia Hero Award for Fundraising
- Dementia Hero Award for Print / Online Journalism
- Dementia Hero Award for Broadcast Journalism
- Dementia Hero Award for Dementia Voice
Read more about each of this year's award categories.
Registration now open
Register now to confirm your place! The deadline to register is 17 May 2021.