Dementia carers win media award

Dementia Carers' Support Service win at the Cambridge News Community Awards

Dementia carers win media award
12 October 2012

CPFT's Dementia Carers' Support Service (DCSS) have come out winners in the Cambridge News Community Awards 2012.

The service, based at Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely, won the "Community Group" category at the awards night at Downing College, Cambridge, on 11 October. This annual event pays tribute to the outstanding individuals and groups who make a real difference to their communities in an around Cambridge.

The DCSS is an innovative project that wims to link former carers with current carers of people with dementia to offer regular and consistent support as a befriender or buddy. These experienced dementia carers support volunteers will be able to utilise and share their extensive hands on knowledge and skills. They will have time to listen, give practical advice and help to signpost services in the community when needed. This service is available throughout the journey of the caring role.

Paul Brackley, the editor of the News, who co-hosted the evening with deputy editor John Cary, said: “This was a special occasion in which we were able to recognise and reward some remarkable individuals in our community. I would like to congratulate all those who won an award and thank both our sponsors and those who made nominations for helping to ensure our Community Awards continue to go from strength to strength.”

More information about the awards can be found here

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