Winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2012 announced!
Posted 21 September, 2012
We are delighted to announce the winners 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. From the original 120+ applications for the inaugural event, narrowed down to just three outstanding shortlisted initiatives for each category, we can now reveal the winners of the six main awards.
Best acute care initiative:
WINNER: Ward 44, Victoria Hospital – NHS Fife
Older Adult Mental Health Liaison – NHS Grampian
Getting to Know Me – NHS Lanarkshire
Best innovation in continuing care:
WINNER: Dundonald House, Ayrshire
Talking Mats – Talking Mats Ltd, Stirling
Craft Café – Viewpoint Care Homes and Impact Arts, Edinburgh
Best community support initiative:
WINNER: Facing Dementia Together project, Alzheimer Scotland & East Renfrewshire CHCP
Befrienders Highland, Inverness
Rovers Group – Alzheimer Scotland in South Aberdeenshire
Best dementia friendly community initiative:
WINNER: Motherwell Dementia Café – 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 and Uphall Golf Club
Best educational initiative:
WINNER: 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:
WINNER: Argyll & Bute Dementia Teams – Argyll & Bute Council, NHS Highland and Alzheimer Scotland
Morison’s Solicitors, VOCAL and West Lothian Carers
Royal National Institute for Blind People and Alzheimer Scotland
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Prof. Mary Marshall, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the improvement of care and support given to people with dementia in Scotland.
Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrates the work of both professionals and community groups who are committed helping people with dementia and their families. These awards 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.