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Dementia Friendly Kent Awards 2017

We are in the process of organising this year’s Dementia Friendly Kent awards and will be updating this page on a regular basis

The categories for this years awards are:-

1.Most inspiring Dementia Friendly Community Award  

Any community which has acted in an inspiring way to benefit those living with dementia

2.Dementia Friendly Organisation/ Company Award (Less than 250 staff) 

This is open to any ‘small’ business, company or organisation including sports leisure, arts and hobby groups who have actively made a difference for people affected by dementia

3.Dementia Friendly Organisation/ Company Award (More than 250 staff) 

This is open to any ‘Large’ business, company or organisation including sports leisure, arts and hobby groups who have actively made a difference for people affected by dementia

4.Intergenerational Activity Award

This is open to any project which is working across the generations to benefit both those affected by dementia and younger people.

5.Community and Partnership Project Award

This is open to any project which has been done in partnership with at least 2 other organisations and involving the local community

6.The Emma Kent Award for Outstanding Contribution

This is open to any inspiring individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving lives of those affected by dementia. The individual may be a member of the community, a family carer, a person affected by dementia or an outstanding employee or volunteer.

 

Nominations are now open until August 31st  2017 you are able to nominate through an online application, or through downloading and returning a paper form. Both can be found on the links to the left.

You will be asked the following in order to make a nomination:

  • Identify the category
  • Your name and contact details
  • The nominees name and contact details (or lead person if a group)
  • Does the person know they are being nominated?
  • A 500 word summary of the reason for nomination
  • A maximum of 5 photos or pictures

This years judging will be done via a combination of postal voting and two panel judging sessions which will be held in two locations across Kent during the last two weeks of September (date to be arranged)  Criteria for becoming either a member of the judging panel, or a postal voter is very basic – you must be personally affected by dementia by either having a diagnosis or being a family carer to someone with a diagnosis.

If you would like to register to be a judge please contact dementiafriendlykent@kent.gov.uk or Laura on 07825 712701

Nominations and postal votes will need to be returned to:

Laura Summers, DFC project Officer – community support, Strategic Commissioning,  Kent County Council, Third Floor Invicta House,  Maidstone Kent ME14 1XX