Dementia Friendly Awards 2017

1. Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 - England and Wales finalists

Dementia Friendly Awards

The number of nominations we have received for this year's Dementia Friendly Awards was truly phenomenal, nominations were judged by a panel of people affected by dementia and industry experts who have worked hard to whittle it down to our finalist’s inspirational and exceptional stories. Good luck to the below shortlisted finalists for the England and Wales awards.

Award finalists 

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year

Burley in Wharfedale Dementia Action Group
Dementia Friendly Hartlepool
Kidderminster Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Partnership of the Year 

Aylesbury and Chiltern CCG - My Life My Memories project
Memory Matters South West CIC (Moments Cafe and Dementia Information Hub)
BBC Reminiscence Archive 

Young Persons Contribution of the Year

Kian Borg-Jackson
Beech Hill School
Emma Louise Woods

National Journalist of the Year 

Tom Whipple and Oliver Moody, The Times
Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph
Nick Triggle and Alison Holt, BBC News 

Regional Journalist of the Year 

Pauline Holt, The Hexham Courant weekly newspaper
Jamie Coulson, Health Correspondent, BBC Look North
Geraldine Scott, Eastern Daily Press

Dementia Friends Champion of the Year

Kerry Chambers
Denise Wilton
Joe Sherville

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Small and Medium

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Oasis Academy, Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Bracknell Film Society, BFS

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Large

British Gas
Bedfordshire Police
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Fundraiser of the Year - Individual

Gatwick airport logo

Clare Hatcher
The McDermotts
Keith Jeavons

Sponsored by Gatwick Airport.

Fundraiser of the Year - Group

Barrow in Furness Volunteer Fundraising Group Gatwick airport logo
The Brailey Family/60-600 Challenge

Sponsored by Gatwick Airport.

Inspiring Individual 2017

Joe Ballard, Home Meadow Care Home, Healthcare Homes Group
Wendy Mitchell, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador
Chris Roberts, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador

Dementia Innovation of the Year

Virtual Reminiscence Therapy
Open Doors Service - Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
BBC Reminiscence ArchiveSponsor logo

Sponsored by National Grid

Uniting Against Dementia - Outstanding Contribution 2017 British Gas logo

This award will be 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 have chosen the finalists for this prestigious award, they are:

David Richardson
Valerie Brown, Shrewsbury Fundraising Group
Beech Hill School 

Awards Ceremony - England and Wales 

Finalists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony taking place on:

Wednesday 29 November - 11.30am - 4.30pm - etc.venues County Hall, London

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