Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards!
Posted 20 August, 2012
We are delighted to announce the finalists in the six categories of the first ever Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council. We received over 120 applications for the inaugural event and, after much deliberation from the judging panels, have narrowed this down to three shortlisted initiatives for each category.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 20 September 2012 at Hampden Stadium, in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day. The keynote address will be given by the Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Tickets to attend the event are still available – see www.ScotlandsDementiaAwards.org.uk for further details.
The finalists for the six award categories are:
• Best acute care initiative
- Ward 44, Victoria Hospital – NHS Fife
- Older Adult Mental Health Liaison – NHS Grampian
- Getting to Know Me – NHS Lanarkshire
• Best innovation in continuing care
- Talking Mats – Talking Mats Ltd, Stirling
- Viewpoint Care Homes – Viewpoint Housing Association Ltd, Edinburgh
- Dundonald House, Ayrshire
• Best community support initiative
- Befrienders Highland, Inverness
- Facing Dementia Together Project – Alzheimer Scotland, East Renfrewshire
- Rovers Group – Alzheimer Scotland, South Aberdeenshire
• Best dementia friendly community initiative
- Motherwell Dementia Cafe – Motherwell Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults, NHS Lanarkshire
- Dundee FC Supporters’ Society, Dundee FC, Dundee
- Alzheimer Scotland Golf Day – Alzheimer Scotland Lothian Early Onset Support Service, Edinburgh
• Best educational initiative
- Bridge to Vision – Royal National Institute for Blind People
- Memory Joggers – Alzheimer Scotland, East Dunbartonshire
- Training for Dementia Champions – University of the West of Scotland
• Most innovative partnership
- Morison’s Solicitors, VOCAL and Carers of West Lothian
- Royal National Institute for Blind People and Alzheimer Scotland
- Argyll & Bute Dementia Teams – Argyll & Bute Council, NHS Highland and Alzheimer Scotland
Scotland’s Dementia Awards will celebrate the work of both professionals and community groups who are committed helping people with dementia and their families. The awards will showcase the creativity, innovation and dedication that make a real difference to the daily lives of people with dementia and their families across Scotland when organisations, groups and teams work together.