Meeting Centre Team Wins Hennell Award

We are so proud of our Dementia Meeting Centre team for winning the prestigious Hennell Award for 2022/23.

Presented by University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies (ADS), the Hennell Award for Innovation & Excellence in Dementia Care celebrates those that have demonstrated the ability to create positive change for individuals living with dementia.

Praised for their significant contribution to promoting person-centred care, our fabulous Meeting Centres were recognised as having energised and imaginative leadership. The judging panel were also especially impressed by our team’s innovative and excellent standard of work, highlighting their ability to overcome barriers by a range of means, and our centres’ clear link between the learning gained from ADS-facilitated courses and the outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers.

β€œOn behalf of the Alive team, I am delighted that our Meeting Centres have been recognised by the University of Worcester. We encourage people to remain active following diagnosis. Thanks to our professional, skilled and passionate staff, our members have built strong relationships and supportive communities that helps them continue to live independently and enjoy life. We also have loads of fun!”

Louise Spencer, Dementia Meeting Centre Manager

The award was formally presented to our CEO Isobel Jones and Nicola Taylor (Delivery and Training Manager) at the 17th UK Dementia Congress in November by Dr Chris Russell (Senior Lecturer, ADS) and Dr Shirley Evans (Director, ADS).

We’d like to thank the judges and entire team at ADS for their ongoing support of our Meeting Centres. And a very warm congratulations to our team for their well-deserved win.

Find out more about our Dementia Meeting Centres here.

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