Dementia Friendly Awards

Dementia Friendly Awards England and Wales, and NI Awards 2015 Results

Dementia friendly awards 2015

Finalists (England & Wales)

A huge thank you to all of the finalists and guests who attended this year's Dementia Friendly Awards in London on Wednesday 16th September, and in Belfast on Tuesday 15th September, showcasing the wonderful work people across the UK have been doing over the past 12 months to create dementia-friendly communities and improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.

The England and Wales Awards were hosted by Alzheimer's Society Ambassador Angela Rippon OBE, and presented by Chief Executive of Alzheimer's Society Jeremy Hughes CBE, with guest presentation by Lorraine Jackson, Deputy Director at the Department of Health for the category of Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities. The Northern Ireland Awards were hosted by TV presenter and Alzheimer's Society Ambassador Sarah Travers.

We are now pleased to congratulate and announce the winners for our categories. All of our chosen finalists conducted outstanding work and are worthy of recognition by the Dementia Friendly Awards, and are also listed below under their respective category. 

We would like to thank all of the finalists for their submissions and success in being shortlisted out of over 300 applications and again congratulate the winners on their achievements.

For questions about the awards please contact dementiafriendlycommunities@alzheimers.org.uk

The Dementia-Friendly Awards 2015

 

Winners

Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative - Havering Dementia Action Alliance

Best Dementia Friendly Organisational Initiative - Rowlands Pharmacy

Best Dementia Friendly Involvement Initiative - Liverpool SURF Group

Best Dementia Friendly Project - West Yorkshire Playhouse

Best Dementia Friendly Partnership Working - My House of Memories

Best Dementia Friendly Educational Initiative - Bernard Gilpin Primary School's Intergenerational Dementia Project

Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities - Dyneley House Surgery, Runner Up - Brecon Dementia Friendly Community

  

Finalists

Best dementia friendly community initiative

  • Dementia Friendly Plymouth
  • Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance

Best dementia friendly organisational initiative

  • Northumbria Police
  • Forget me Not at Warrington and Halton Hospitals 
  • Fiona Andrews (British Transport Police) 
  • Jay Jays Hair Salon 
  • Touchstone - Leeds

Best dementia friendly involvement initiative

  • The Square Hole Club
  • Face it Together - Bradford 
  • Togetherness Choir

Best dementia friendly project

  • Marple dementia drop-in
  • The ASA Dementia Friendly Swimming Project

Best dementia friendly partnership working

  • Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery & Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Hospital dementia support service - Barnsley & wider community

Best dementia friendly educational initiative

  • Mid Sussex Dementia Friendly Group and Warden Academy
  • UCL Partners

Outstanding contribution to dementia friendly communities

  • Gina Awad, Dementia Friends Champion and Exeter Dementia Action Alliance lead
  • Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Friendly Awards NI

  

Winners

Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative (NI) - Hemsworth Court Integration Group

Best Dementia Friendly Organisational Initiative (NI) - Joint winners Boots 'Working to become dementia-friendly' and Singing for the Brain Belfast, Lisburn and Donaghdee

Best Dementia Friendly Involvement Initiative (NI) - The Spectrum Centre Social Sofa

Best Dementia Friendly Project (NI) - The Spectrum Centre Social Sofa

Best Dementia Friendly Partnership Working (NI) - Western Health and Social Care Trust - Service Improvement Project Board

Best Dementia Friendly Educational Initiative (NI) - 4-10 years: Glenwood Primary School Social Sofa, 11-18 years: Hammer Youth Club - Take a Step in Someone Else's Shoes Project, Third level education: Dementia Services Team, Four Seasons Healthcare

Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities (NI) - Liz Cunningham

  

Finalists

Best dementia friendly community initiative (NI)
  • Shankill Neighbourhood Policing Team

Best dementia friendly organisational initiative (NI)

  • SEHSCT Occupational Therapy Memory and Wellbeing Group

Best dementia friendly involvement initiative (NI)

  • SEHSCT Occupational Therapy Memory and Wellbeing Group
  • Reminiscence Network - Creative Reminiscence Wilson House

Best dementia friendly project  (NI)

  • Deed
  • Friendship Group Antrim Ballymena - Alzheimer's Society

Best dementia friendly partnership working (NI)

  • British Deaf Association - Dementia Friendly Communities
  • NHSCT Dementia Friendly Communities coordinator
  • Deed

Outstanding contribution to dementia friendly communities (NI)

  • Mae Burke
  • Dr Barbara Ferguson

For further information or questions about the Dementia Friendly Awards (NI) please contact Heather.Lundy@alzheimers.org.uk

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