National Dementia Care Awards 2017
Awards Gala Dinner: 9 November 2017
Doncaster Racecourse, Yorkshire
For the 8th consecutive year the National Dementia Care Awards returned to celebrate the very best people in dementia care, culminating in our prestigious and glittering awards presentation dinner at Doncaster Racecourse. On the 9th November we were proud to highlight excellence and innovation, and to have the opportunity to celebrate those who provide consistently outstanding care.
Our Host: John Middleton
After a staggering twenty years, in April 2017 John Middleton and audiences alike said goodbye to ITV Emmerdale’s Ashley Thomas. Ashley spent many years as the well loved and respected vicar. He had it all – a loving wife and family, and despite the curve balls thrown at them, they always came through.
The soap character’s health had been slowly deteriorating as the effects of his dementia took hold. Emmerdale viewers saw him move into a care home as his wife Laurel began to struggle to cope with this condition. Ahead of his final scenes, Emmerdale released an emotional trailer detailing happy moments in Ashley’s life, and in affecting scenes, Ashely final slipped away.
John has won a multitude of praise for his portrayal of a person living with dementia, in an emotional storyline which has touched the nation.
National Dementia Care Awards 2017
Winners and Finalists:
Outstanding Dementia Care Product
This award will be made to an outstanding product which can be shown to have transformed the lives of those living with dementia and/or their carers.
Zoe Harris, Mycarematters System, Mycarematters
- Laura Templeton & Meg Hardie, Call-to-Mind Board Game, Call-to-Mind
- Sam Dondi-Smith, Interactive Me, Interactive Me
- Katie Mountain, Lasting Power of Attorney, org
- John Ramsay & Julie Okhae, Tovertafel (Magic Table), Shift 8 Limited
Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation
This award recognises the vital role of innovation in developing high quality services for people living with dementia.
Sarah Ormston & Rosie Joustra, MacIntyre Dementia Project, MacIntyre
- Ryan Moring, Light Your Night, The Haven Residential Home, Sohal Healthcare
- Laura Walker & Kate Smith, Moments Cafe and Dementia Hub, Memory Matters CIC
- David Dansky & Clare Morris, Positive Spin, Cycle Training UK
- Sally English & Maxina Rose, Primary Care Pilot, East Sussex County Council
Best Activities Co-ordinator for People with Dementia
This award will be made to a person within a care home or day care environment with more than 50% of people living with dementia who has made an exceptional contribution to the quality of life, health and happiness of all the people they work with through the activities they provide.
Carole Abernethy, Bannview House Care Home, Priory Adult Care
- Mel Barden, Gracewell of Camberley, Sunrise Senior Living
- Andy Cowling, The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Southern Healthcare
- Deborah Harding, Signature Senior Lifestyle of Coombe Hill Manor
- Sally Harper, Waypoints Upton Ltd, Waypoints Care Group Ltd
Best Dementia Nurse Specialist / Dementia Lead
This award will be made to an outstanding Dementia Nurse Specialist or Dementia Lead who has demonstrated an expert level of skill, knowledge, management and leadership. They will have supported their colleagues in delivering high quality, safe, seamless dementia care either in an acute or community hospital, facilitating staff training, discouraging inappropriate sedation, using dementia screening tools and developing person-centred care pathways including activities of daily living and delivering improvements in dementia practice.
Tracy Norbury, Hollins Park, Care UK
- Deborah Crawford, Barchester Healthcare
- Christopher Davidson, Bolton NHS FT
- Colin Sheeran, Four Seasons Health Care
Best Dementia Care Manager
This award will be made to an outstanding dementia manager (or deputy) in a dementia focused environment. They will be expected to show exceptional leadership, caring, training and management skills for the benefit of service users and staff.
Julie Drake, Langham Court Dementia Home
- Sheila Inshaw, Craigielea, Holmes Care Group
- Sanna Laaksonen, The Royal Star & Garter Homes, Surbiton
- Joanne Mathewson, Shadon House, Gateshead Council
- Blesson Thomas, The Heights, The Fremantle Trust
Best Dementia Garden
This award will be made to a dementia focused facility/garden which has outstanding features that significantly enhance the quality of life of residents and staff.
Marsha Tuffin, Palmerston Care Home, Abbeyfield & Wesley
- Anna Phillips & Lotte Grooby, Tor na dee, Care UK
- Sandra Patricio & Jessica Hooley, Lakeview Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes
- Shahnaaz Mohamad & Alison Simmonds, Sandown Park, Healthcare Homes Group
- Karen Phillips, Heathlands Village, The Fed
Best Dementia Training Initiative
This award recognises the vital role of effective training in dementia care. It will be made to an individual or organisation that can demonstrate the value of a training initiative which they have successfully implemented.
Maria-Paloma Sequeiros & Beth Tovey
“Real Life with Dementia – Practical Hints and Tips for Carers” Training Course
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (and South Gloucestershire Council)
- Isobel Jones & Simon Bernstein, The ‘Alive! Meaningful Activity Coaching programme’, Alive!
- Jayne Easterbrook & Raj Kapoor, Homecare Training Course, Alzheimer’s Society and United Kingdom Homecare Association
- Danielle Woods & Jill Clayton, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Bespoke Training Packages, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
- Helen Reeves & Michael Hurt, Dementia Support Workers – Care Improvement and End of Life, St Giles Walsall Hospice, Pathways 4 Life & Walsall CCG
Best Interior Dementia Design
This award will acknowledge an outstanding dwelling designed for people living with dementia. The winner will have shown an ability to excite and innovate, with regard to practicality and cost awareness combined with the needs of people with dementia.
Nicki Miller & Sammy Broom, Shire Hall, Hallmark Care Homes
- Amanda Jelbert & Louise Hiorns, Silver Birches, Accord Housing Association
- Kirsty Thomas & Chris Bennett, Bucklesham Grange Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes
- Nikki Mitson & Maureen Aillud, Cleves Place, Care UK
- Shahnaaz Mohamad & Alison Simmonds, Sandown Park Care Home, Healthcare Homes Group
Best Resident / Relative Contribution
This award will be made to a resident living with dementia in a care home, or the relative/friend of such a resident, who has made a very significant contribution to the happiness and well-being of the residents and staff in the care home.
Graham Mason, Bilney Hall Care Home, Healthcare Homes Group
- Lily Anderson, Avondale Care Home, Porthaven Care Homes
- Jennifer Bute, St Monica Trust
- Norman Carr, Caldy Manor, Barchester Healthcare
- Emerald Weir, Bannview House Care Home, Priory Adult Care
Exceptional Contribution by a Person Living with Dementia
This award is made to a person living with dementia who lives and works with incredible passion and commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of others living with dementia. This award celebrates the many unsung heroes who, living with dementia themselves, contribute so much and inspire so many within the dementia community.
Joy Watson, Dementia Havens
- Hilary Doxford, Alzheimer’s Society
- Terry Eccott, Caring Communities
Outstanding Arts and Creativity in Dementia Care
This award will be made to an organisation or person that has developed and delivered an outstanding creative arts project, in any setting, to improve the quality of lives of people living with dementia.
Jeff Turner & Sharon Marsden, Soul Journey, verd de gris arts
- Isobel Jones & Simon Bernstein, Paint Pals, Alive!
- Emma Mills & Ian Wilson, NetPark Wellbeing, Metal & Southend Borough Council
- David Clegg, The Trebus Project, The Trebus Project
- Hermione Jones & Kathryn Gilfoy, Singing with Friends, Wigmore Hall in partnership with Resonate Arts
Best Dementia Team
This award will be made to the dementia-focused team which has developed and maintained a superb standard of care within any care facility.
Sally Haddrell-Jenks & Tony Marsh, Support at Home, Alzheimer’s Support
- Ros Heath & John Clark, Landermeads Care Team, Landermeads Nursing Home
- Linda Hurrell & Tanya Petchey, Manor Park Care Team, Manor Park Care Home
- Julie Wills & Kevin Roberts, Sunrise of Eastbourne Reminiscence Neighbourhood, Sunrise Senior Living
- Thomas Donkor & Caroline Totman, Surbiton – Dementia Care Team, The Royal Star & Garter Homes
Dementia Care Inspiring Leader
This award is open to any individual who has a leadership role and who is an inspiration to their team, developing morale and well-being that motivates the team to make a real difference to the experience of people living with dementia who they support.
Nicolas Kee Mew, Arthur House, Priory Adult Care
- Jason Corrigan-Charlesworth, Barchester Healthcare
- Nina Hutchison, Four Seasons Health Care
- Lesley Riches, The Abbeyfield Society
- Fiona White, Sunrise of Eastbourne Reminiscence Neighbourhood, Sunrise Senior Living
Best Dementia Care Home
This award will be made to the care home with more than 50% of its residents living with dementia which provides an outstanding environment with exceptional standards of care, excellent staff training and morale and a well-respected place in the local community.
Samantha Booty & Zoe Heath, East Hill House, Caring Homes
- Jane Aitken & Sharon Batchelor, Strachan House, Barchester Healthcare
- Daniel Cole & Phillippa Haigh, Wellcroft, Borough Care Ltd
- Susan Graham & Gareth Harding, Harleston House, Greensleeves Care
- Ros Heath & Laura Garton, Landermeads Nursing Home, Landermeads Nursing Home
Dementia Care Personality
This award will be made to someone whose personality and energy has made a difference in ways which are truly inspiring and memorable within the dementia-focused environment in which they are working. This person will actively promote excellence in care for people with dementia, peace of mind for relatives and a happy working environment.
Shona Bradbury, Appleby House Care Home, Care UK
- Daniel Cole, Borough Care Ltd
- Emma Killick, MacIntyre
- Helen Marshall, Gateshead Council
- Shauna Rooney, Four Seasons Health Care
Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care
This award will be made to an exceptional individual who, over a significant portion of their life, has made a significant contribution to the sector and the quality of life of people living with dementia they have worked with.
Nori Graham, Care UK
- Hugo de Waal, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- Claire Royston, Four Seasons Health Care
National Dementia Care Awards Winners Album
National Dementia Care Awards Gala Evening Album
National Dementia Care Awards Charity
We are delighted to support NAPA as our charity for the 8th National Dementia Care Awards.
NAPA is a national charity and an umbrella organisation that supports care teams and connects, signposts, encourages and motivates anyone with an interest in lifestyle, well –being, life, love and laughter in the care sector.
National Dementia Care Awards Photobooth, sponsored by QCS
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National Dementia Care Awards Champagne Reception 2016
Photo Booth at the National Dementia Care Awards 2016
WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL DEMENTIA CARE AWARDS 2016!
Congratulations to our Winners at the 7th National Dementia Care Awards 2016
Outstanding Dementia Care Product 2016
Jorg Roth & Jo Foster, Film Package, My Life Films
Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation 2016
James Ashwell, Unforgettable.org, Unforgettable
Best Activities Co-ordinator 2016
Sarah Savidge, Admiral Court, Hallmark Care Homes
Best Dementia Lead / Nurse Specialist 2016
Sarah Monks, University Hospital South Manchester
Best Dementia Care Manager 2016
Phil Benson, EachStep Blackburn, Community Integrated Care
Best Dementia Garden 2016
Hannah Bradford & Andy Keen, Anya Court, Hallmark Care Homes
Best Dementia Training Initiative 2016
Stephanie Daley, Time for Dementia, Centre for Dementia Studies (Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society, University of Surrey & Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust
Best Interior Dementia Design 2016
Pauline Shaw & Sanna Laaksonen, Surbiton, The Royal Star and Garter Homes
Best Resident Relative Contribution 2016
John Timms, St Luke’s, Community Integrated Care
Exceptional Contribution by a Person Living with Dementia 2016
Best Dignity in Care Champion 2016
Dorica Mukuma, Craigielea Care Home, The Holmes Care Group
Best Dementia Team 2016
Angela Bookham & Kelly Kelleher, Broadwater Lodge Care Home, Care UK
Dementia Care Inspiring Leader 2016
Lesley Hobbs, Brunelcare
Best Dementia Care Home 2016
Phil Benson, Each Step Blackburn, Community Integrated Care
Dementia Care Personality 2016
Megan Austin, Colten Care
Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care 2016
Joan Sewell, Alzheimer’s Society