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Dementia Friendly Awards

Dementia Friendly Awards 2014

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:

National Initiatives

Winner

Sporting Memories Network

Highly Commended

House of Memories

Finalists

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Without Walls, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Find out more about the finalists

Regional Initiatives

Winner

The Archie Project, Reminiscence Learning

Highly Commended

Connecting Communities Project

Finalists

Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Action Alliance

Salford Institute for Dementia 

Find out more about the finalists

Local Initiatives

Winner

Dementia Friendly Crawley

Finalists

Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities Project

Liverpool Year of Action on Dementia 2013

Find out more about the finalists

Businesses

Winner

First UK Bus

Finalists

BT

The Mede

Northumbria University

Find out more about the finalists

Voluntary Organisations

Winner

Dementia Friendly Gurudwaras

Highly Commended

Lost Chord

Finalists

Dementia Support South Lincs

Your Community Matters, Life Story Network

Find out more about the finalists

Schools and Colleges

Winner

Stoke Damerel Community College

Highly Commended

Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Finalists

Dixons Allerton Academy

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Dementia Friends Champions

Winner

Joy Watson

Highly Commended

Mandy Rowlands

Finalists

Angela Clayton-Turner

Jack Coutts

Rachael Fothergill

Rosemary Farr 

Find out more about Joy and Mandy

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 dementiafriendlyawards@alzheimers.org.uk

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 

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Dementia Friendly Communities

Find out more about the Dementia Friendly Communities programme.

Dementia Friends

Find out more about the Dementia Friends initiative.