Dementia Friendly Awards
In March 2012 the Prime Minister issued a national challenge on dementia - one of the key aspects of the challenge is creating dementia-friendly communities. Since then communities, individuals and organisations have all risen to the challenge and made Britain a better place for people with dementia.
From local shops to large cities, buses to banks; we have heard so many inspirational stories of people and organisations making changes that help people living with dementia and carers in their communities.
To celebrate all the hard work happening, on Tuesday 20 May 2014 we held our first Dementia Friendly Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group and supported by the Telegraph. The Awards recognised communities, organisations and individuals who have helped to make their area more dementia-friendly. This year the awards were open to entries from England only.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the awards:
Sporting Memories Network
House of Memories
Dementia Action Alliance
Dementia Without Walls, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Archie Project, Reminiscence Learning
Connecting Communities Project
Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Action Alliance
Salford Institute for Dementia
Dementia Friendly Crawley
Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities Project
Liverpool Year of Action on Dementia 2013
First UK Bus
Dementia Friendly Gurudwaras
Dementia Support South Lincs
Your Community Matters, Life Story Network
Schools and Colleges
Stoke Damerel Community College
Bernard Gilpin Primary School
Dixons Allerton Academy
Dementia Friends Champions
Judging was done by several groups of people with dementia across the country, alongside an independent judging panel. The judging panel took place in April 2014, and was made up of:
Jeremy Hughes – Alzheimer's Society Chief Executive
Ann Johnson – Alzheimer's Society Ambassador, living with dementia
Chris Evans – Editor, The Telegraph
Graham Lindsay – Director of Responsible Business, Lloyds Banking Group
Hazel Blears – MP and Vice Chair of the APPG on Dementia
Rebecca Sidwell – Project Manager, Department of Health
If you have any questions about the awards, please email email@example.com
Did you know?
As part of the Dementia Friendly Community programme, we have worked with the Dementia Action Alliance to create 88 Local Dementia Action Alliances, have launched a recognition process for communities working towards becoming dementia-friendly which has 50 communities signed up, worked with the Prime Minister's Champion Group to deliver change across sectors including working with Lloyds Banking Group to launch the 'Dementia-friendly financial services charter', and created over 100,000 Dementia Friends.
Supported by Lloyds Banking Group and The Telegraph
Find out more about the Dementia Friendly Communities programme.
Find out more about the Dementia Friends initiative.
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