The Salford based New Roots Partnership has been shortlisted in the Innovation in Mental Health category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Celesio, to be held on 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
The New Roots partnership’s aim is to improve the social environment and well-being of people living with dementia.
It brings together people living with dementia, carers, social enterprises and academic institutions who are working towards a shared vision, which is to make Salford the UK’s first dementia friendly city. The partnership is doing this by enriching the three connections that are essential for us all, our connections with nature, our connections with the community in which we live and our connections with each other.
Commenting on the news, New Roots’ partner and Managing Director of Six Degrees Social Enterprise Dr Phil McEvoy said: “We are very pleased to have been shortlisted as finalists for these prestigious Health Service Journal Awards. We hope that this recognition will help improve awareness of the work we are doing to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia.”