Team wins award at Boston Big Local 14 May 2019 Award winning Dementia Team

LHP’s award-winning team steps back in time to help others

 

AN arty trip down memory lane has seen delighted members of LHP’s Dementia Team scoop an award for its positive and pro-active partnership working.

 

Working with local community funder Boston Big Local, (BBL), the team – with a lot of hard work and dedication – has delivered regular ‘Memory Lane’ Arts and Crafts sessions for those living with dementia and their carers’.

 

Alongside the practical work, reports have also been produced detailing the activities. Meanwhile the team has helped with the Dementia Action Alliance and in co-ordinating activities for Dementia Action Week while supporting other BBL projects including quarterly Tea Dances, which attract more than 80 people.

 

This work has now been recognised with LHP winning the Partner of the Year Award at Boston Big Locals Annual General Meeting, in Boston on Thursday May 9. BBL had funded the sessions over the last two years and the other great news is that an increased amount has now been secured to continue the work for another two years.

 

BBL stated that ‘the award was presented for the amazing work and outcomes that the team and Debbie Broadley have helped nurture at the Memory Lane group for people who are living with dementia’.

 

LHP Business Development Manager Bev Chapman praised all those involved: “In announcing this win, I have so much pride. So much effort has gone into this and in doing so LHP is offering support to our communities in the Boston area,” she said.

 

“There are so many people I would like to thank, and I have a special mention for the Telecare team members, who supported the dementia workers in enabling them to deliver the sessions. Without that help then the project would not have been as successful,” she added.

 

In her list of thanks, Bev highlighted Kai Kirkman, Sarah Elson and Jodie Bolderow who all assisted at the sessions – along with a special praise for Tizzie Wyles who went ‘above and beyond’.

 

“You are a shining star who makes me smile every day,” said Bev, who also thanked Debbie Broadley for her effort and commitment.

 

“Debbie’s drive to help make our impact into dementia count has always been recognised by us, and is now being recognised by our funders and partners,” she added.

 

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