This year's award winners

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We were very excited to have our second year of award winners! We presented Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for those businesses, organisations and groups raising dementia awareness amongst their own communities.

Each winning business, organisation, or group was presented with a certificate and a logo (as below).

We also launched The Barbara Award in 2023 for schools and children’s groups.

Bronze Award: You will have had at least one (if not regular) dementia awareness session(s) for staff, and members of your organisation and encourage all staff and volunteers to become dementia aware. You will have a link person who liaises with BDAA. You will promote dementia issues on social media/internal promotions or share our posts/newsletter etc.

Silver Award: Bronze level plus: build awareness sessions into your inductions for new staff/volunteers etc, maintain a strong link with BDAA and share/take part in our events, Dementia Action Week etc, carry out a dementia aware building audit and update as necessary eg dementia aware signage etc.

Gold Award: Bronze and Silver level plus: self-running with own Ambassador to run awareness sessions or booking regular sessions for new staff (inductions), maintaining a link with BDAA and/or becoming a BDAA Ambassador, promoting Dementia Action Week, hosting own event or a fundraising event for BDAA, ensuring whole organisation is dementia aware – it is part of the culture of the organisation.

BDAA Award Winners 2023


Age UK Bristol

Alina Homecare

Autumn Leaves

Badminton Place Care Home

Cabot Circus

Shire Bakery

Trinity URC

Waitrose, Queens Road

We Care Home Improvements

Avon & Somerset Police (Safeguarding Scheme)


BNP Parabas

Cotswold Community Centre

Dementia Friendly Church Working Group

Shire Marshalls

Shire Medical Centre

Shire Methodist Church



All Saints Clifton


Bristol Brunel Lions

Dementia Wellbeing Service/Alzheimer’s Society

Greenway Health

Home Instead Bristol North


Harold Stephens

St Christophers

Individual – Inspector Stuart King for Dementia Safeguarding Scheme


our supporters

Thank you to our supporters!

Thank you to the following organisations for their continued support of our work which allows us to continue to educate the communities of Bristol about dementia and provide our popular Happy Days memory cafe. Our grateful thanks also go to the many organisations and individuals who support our vital work.

Plus many wonderful supporters!