Dementia Friendly Swimming Project wins Best Partnership Award

The Dementia Friendly Swimming Project Steering Group in Manchester were awarded the Best Partnership Initiative at the Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015.

The awards took place at the renowned Royal Nawaab in Manchester on Thursday 8 October and saw a diverse and exciting range of projects nominated for a number of awards.

The Dementia Friendly Swimming Project Steering Group in Manchester was nominated for two separate awards, the Best Partnership award and Health and Wellbeing award.

The project group is made up of a variety of partners including the ASA and Age Friendly Manchester team, from Manchester City Council.

ASA Programme Lead in Manchester, Catriona Sudlow, said: “It is a great honour to have been recognised at the Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015, with two nominations for the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project Steering Group.

“The ASA is delighted that the project won the Best Partnership Initiative Award on the night, and believe this demonstrates how important the initiative is to local communities in Manchester. We are looking forward to further strengthening our partnerships and extending this project to more locations across the country.”

Tracey Annette from the Age Friendly Manchester team said: “The Age Friendly Manchester team proudly supports the Dementia Friendly Swimming project and is delighted to share this partnership working award. This much needed project ensures those living with Dementia, and their carers, can enjoy swimming in a relaxed safe environment.

“Working closely with other partners to develop this project has been a great learning experience and our partnership contribution is being rewarded with the knowledge that the Dementia Friendly Swimming Sessions are enhancing participant quality of life and confidence.”

The Project was also shortlisted for the Health and Wellbeing award. Click play to watch the film:

Find out more about the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project.


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