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Dementia Friendly Awards 2016

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Dementia Friendly Awards 2016

The Dementia Friendly Awards are announcing the winners for 2016 in a ceremony being held at Church House, London tomorrow.

The Dementia Friendly Awards are an annual celebration, which recognises the work of individuals, organisations, projects and partnerships in creating safe, friendly and supportive communities for people with dementia across the UK.

Now in their third year, the awards recognise everyone, from volunteers to carers to hairdressers and hospitals; schools and sports clubs to community groups and corporations. This year, they received a record 400 nominations, which were chosen by people with dementia and their carers, as well as a judging panel of industry experts. Eight groups of services users have reviewed and ranked nominations, alongside the shortlists made by judges. The scores from both of these stages were then added together for each nomination and both stages carry the same weight.

England and Wales Dementia Friendly Awards 2016 Finalists

The finalists for the Dementia Friendly Awards 2016 – England and Wales have been announced, with the winners being awarded on 30th November 2016 at Church House, London.

The finalists are:

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year - Rural community, sponsored by British Gas

  • Greenmount Village Community D-CaFF Cafe
  • Honiton Dementia Action Alliance
  • The Town of Watchet

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year – Town, sponsored by British Gas

  • Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough
  • Wigan Borough
  • Dementia Voice PL12 - Saltash

Dementia Friendly Community of the Year – City, sponsored by British Gas

  • Southwark
  • Bradfords Dementia Friendly Community Programme
  • Dementia Friendly Plymouth

Dementia Innovation of the Year, sponsored by BT

  • Gatwick Airport Limited and OCS Group Limited
  • Dementia Friendly General Practice Pilot (Derbyshire)
  • LiveWell Dementia Hub, Stockton-on-Tees

Dementia Friends Champion of the Year, sponsored by M&S Bank

  • Chris Riley
  • Gina Awad
  • Alan Richardson

Inspiring Individual of the Year

  • Ernest Malt
  • Hannah Davies
  • Gary Whiting

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Health and Social Care, sponsored by Rowlands Pharmacy

  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Bradford District Care Trust Community Dental Service
  • The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Private and Public (Large), sponsored by Rowlands Pharmacy

  • Co. Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
  • East of England Co-Op
  • City Of Wolverhampton Council

Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year - Private and Public (Small and Medium), sponsored by Rowlands Pharmacy

  • Marylebone Cricket Club
  • Theatre by the Lake
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Dementia Partnership of the Year, sponsored by East of England Co-Op

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)
  • NHS England (Cheshire and Merseyside) Dementia Friendly Dentistry Programme
  • Dementia Associates at the Salford Institute for Dementia

Young Persons(s) Contribution of the Year 

  • Megan Huddleston
  • Haringey Sixth Form College
  • Llanfaes C P School

Dementia Journalism of the Year - Regional print journalist

  • Emma Clayton, Telegraph & Argus, Bradford
  • Kat Hopps, Newham Recorder (Archant)
  • Kate Liptrot The Press newspaper and website, York 

Dementia Journalism of the Year – National print journalist

  • Joanna Pearl, Which? Magazine
  • Warren Manger, Daily Mirror
  • Jeremy Laurance, Freelance Health Writer 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year, sponsored by Iceland 

  • Alzheimer's Society Wakefield Volunteers: Robert Bird, Sandra Tyrell, Elaine Storey, Beth Brown, Rachel Hale and Sara Hale 
  • Beth Britton
  • Nick Conrad

We wish all of the nominees the best of luck and commend all those nominated for their fantastic contribution towards a safe, friendly and supportive community for people with dementia.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email info@vercida.com for more information.

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