Innovation in Dementia Care at Home Award

This Award honours the memory of Thelma Harvey, founding Trustee and Chair of Hope for Home. Hope for Home is dedicated to helping people with dementia and their families at home.

All Winners

We are interested in projects that have found new ways to support unpaid carers caring for people with dementia in the last phase of life in their family home.

Entries can be for a new development or innovation in care / excellence.  The overall project should support unpaid carers for people with dementia in their own family home at the last phase of life.

General criteria and guidance

  1. Unless otherwise stated, Innovation entries will consist of an introductory statement of 650 characters (including spaces) followed by a statement of no more than 3,500 characters (including spaces), as to why the entrant feels his or her organisation/project should win. The statement should be based on the information outlined below. Entrants may also submit supporting information such as relevant literature, media coverage, etc.Extra info should be e-mailed separately to clearly identifying which entry it refers to.
  2. Each entry will be judged by a panel appointed by Hospice UK.
  3. Each category will have a winner, with no runners up.
  4. Members and Subscribers of Hospice UK are eligible to enter, with the exception of:
    • The Towergate Hospice Team of the Year Award, which is only open to member hospices. 
    • The Dying Matters Award is open to those who registered an event in England, Wales (via Byw Nawr) and Northern Ireland.
    • The Dementia Care at Home Award, which is open to all.
  5. No one employed by Hospice UK may enter the awards.
  6. Projects should have been initiated or be completed during the twelve month period up to the end of August 2019.
  7. By entering these awards, entrants agree to work with Hospice UK to develop a case study about their project which can be shared with other hospices.
  8. In certain circumstances, if the standard of entries is considered not high enough, the judges may elect not to make a particular award.
  9. The closing date for entries in all categories is 13 September 2019.
  10. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

Suggested information to include in your entry

How original was the innovation?

  • Was it a new concept or a variation of an existing idea?
  • Was the project specifically focused on supporting unpaid carers of people with dementia in the last phase of life at home?
  • Was it developed independently or in cooperation with others?

What was the impact of the innovation?

  • Was there a measurable benefit to carers, people with dementia?
  • Could elements of the project be applied to other parts of the organisation or care processes?
  • Has there been any evaluation of the project to determine impact?


  • Can this innovation be applied to other hospice and palliative care organisations?

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