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The Hennell Award 2018

Each year we hold a ‘competition’ for the Hennell Award which is funded by June Hennell MBE. It is open to anyone who has attended one of our courses and goes on to implement a positive change for people living with dementia. The link to the website is below along with a short summary. People can self-nominate or have someone nominate them.

The nomination form needs to be completed, please use sufficient detail so that the judges can make an assessment of the type of initiative, its impact on people living with dementia and whether the initiative is replicable elsewhere. Please also provide supporting information and evidence (e.g. written testimonials from other professionals and family members, copies of paperwork they have modified, specific examples of the work they have done, photographs of improved environments, resources and activities, etc.


2018 DAVID JOLLEY LECTURE – Wednesday 18th July 2018

University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN 

CLAIRE HILTON: The Story of Barbara Robb - Her campaign, and how she set in motion improvements in mental health and older people's services, and influenced the NHS more broadly 

16:00 (registration & refreshments); Lecture: 16:30 to 17:15 followed by discussion to 17:45 

To book a free place please use the online booking system at: 

To see further information here 

TAnDem Conference 2018: The Arts and Dementia: Impact and Implementation

Thursday 20th September 2018 at Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH

Cost: £75

Artists, service users, carers and academics will come together to discuss the arts as a medium for leisure, care and learning in dementia. TAnDem researchers will look at how the arts can best be accessed by people living with dementia and at what approaches to evaluation are most suitable. Guest speakers will explore the wider context for the arts and dementia in the UK.

To book your place go to

Further information is here

For more information about a number of events planned for the next few months please see the Seminars and Conferences page.