Another award nomination!

We are very excited on behalf of Memory Box Project Manager Heather Parkinson, who has been shortlisted for an award.

Heather is one of 5 finalists nominated in the ‘Best Dementia Care Champion’ category as part of the 9th National Dementia Care Awards.

Heather has worked in the Dementia Care sector for ten years, and is extremely passionate about improving the quality of care people receive when living with Dementia. Heather has worked on the Memory Box Project since early 2016 and is committed to continually improving the service for the benefit of thousands of people living with Dementia in Hampshire every year.

 Heather Parkinson at the Basingstoke, a Place to be Proud of Awards earlier this year

Heather Parkinson at the Basingstoke, a Place to be Proud of Awards earlier this year

The category “Best Dementia Care Champion” is described as follows:

“This award will go to an exceptional person, whether they are a member of staff, a relative, resident or a volunteer who has gone above and beyond and made a real difference. It could be a charitable achievement or making life better for residents and relatives, or simply someone who has done great things but may not have had the recognition they deserve.”

Heather will be travelling to London on the 12th October 2018 to be interviewed by a panel of judges. She will then be attending the National Dementia Care Awards Gala night on 8th November 2018 in Brighton.

 9th National Dementia Care Awards Finalist logo

9th National Dementia Care Awards Finalist logo

Hopefully all of those who know Heather in a professional capacity or otherwise will agree that this award is very well deserved. Supporters are encouraged to head to the Memory Box Project Facebook page and leave some words of encouragement for Heather for judging day.

Best of luck Heather, from the WHT team!