Dementia Friendly Awards 2016
For the past five years individuals, groups and organisations across the UK have been actively working to create dementia-friendly communities in order to provide inclusive and supportive environments for people living with dementia, their families and carers in their local community.
From local shops to large cities, faith communities to schools; we have heard inspirational stories of people and organisations making positive change for people with dementia.
To celebrate the incredible achievements communities across the UK have made in creating and developing dementia-friendly communities, Alzheimer's Society are holding the third annual Dementia Friendly Awards, sponsored by Iceland.
The Awards will recognise communities, organisations and individuals as well as partnerships and innovations that have championed the rights of people affected by dementia to remain included and supported in their daily lives. This year's categories are detailed below, please see individual award webpages for specific entry criteria.
There are nine categories to enter in 2016
- Dementia Friendly Community of the Year
- Dementia Partnership of the Year
- Dementia Innovation of the Year
- Young Person(s) Contribution of the Year
- Dementia Journalism Award (England and Wales only)
- Dementia Friends Champion of the Year
- Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year
- Inspiring Individual of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution of the Year
There will be a maximum of three finalists per award. All finalists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in either at Church House, London on 30 November 2016 (England & Wales finalists) or at The Europa Hotel, Belfast on 12 October 2016 (NI Finalists)
If you are interested in entering this year's awards, either as an individual, or part of an organisation or community, please download the individual entry criteria for your chosen award and apply using the nomination form.
The deadline for nominations has now passed and all entries will now go through the judging process, with finalists to be announced at the end of September 2016.
If you have any questions about the awards please email the team at: