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December 2018

Three Making Space staff have been shortlisted for national awards!

The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate and showcase the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector.

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This year we are up for an incredible 3 awards!

Irene Jervis, a dementia adviser with the North Yorkshire dementia carer information, advice and support service, has been shortlisted for the Leading change adding value for compassion award. Irene has consistently demonstrated compassion to those she supports. Earlier this year, Irene, and members of her Deep Vibes dementia support group threw their weight behind the fight to provide blue badge parking permits to people with unseen disabilities. As part of her campaign she gave radio interviews, started an online petition and lobbied her MP, Robert Goodwill. In July, it was announced that people living with dementia and their families will be eligible to apply for a blue badge.

Ben Whelan, a volunteer for Making Space, is a finalist in the Citizens Award for giving up his time for the charity’s Warwickshire Co-Production Service and the support he provides to people with mental health issues at wellbeing hubs. He regularly makes presentations and talks and is a regular contributor to the service's newsletter and gives advice on how mental health services can best meet the needs of the people who use them.

Also nominated for leading change adding value for compassion award is Honor Simpson, who headed up the Derby City Dementia Service before she recently retired from Making Space.

She is being recognised for consistently demonstrating compassion to those she supports, earlier this year, she was instrumental in running awareness sessions at a Derby school with some of the youngest Dementia Friends in the country.

The event will take place at the beautiful London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, on Friday 7th December.

These awards are the latest in a host of successes for our charity – with our services, colleagues and initiatives being shortlisted for awards such as The Great British Care Awards, National Dementia Awards and The lincolnshire care awards.

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