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Solihull - Together for Better Lives - Awards Ceremony – Thursday March 19, 2015 1.30pm – 4.00pm. Have you won?

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Outstanding Neighbour Winners AwardWe have had a great response to our inaugural ‘Solihull Together for Better Lives’ awards with 54 individuals and organisations nominated.  The judges have now met, and the finalists and winners have been chosen, so now it’s time almost time to celebrate excellence and success!

The ceremony will be held at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull from 1.30pm to 4.00pm on Thursday March 19 inclusive of a buffet lunch, and everyone supporting older people, whether in a professional, voluntary or neighbourly capacity, are welcome to attend.

New awards to celebrate better lives in Solihull

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Solihull Together for Better Lives Judging PanelNominations open today for the inaugural Solihull – Together for Better Lives awards.  The awards recognise individuals and organisations who are working together to make life better for Solihull residents.  

The focus of this year’s awards is care and support for older people.  There are 11 awards categories including the Solihull Together award for Dementia friendly service, Care and Health Professionals of the Year and Outstanding Neighbour.   Nominations are welcome from Solihull residents, family members of people living in Solihull and anyone working in Solihull.

Full details of the award categories and nomination forms are available here.  Information and forms will also be available at locations around Solihull including libraries, GP surgeries and care homes. The closing date for nominations is Monday 2nd March.  

Dementia Care Pathway

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20 people with moderate to severe dementia have now received care at Ardenlea Grove Nursing Home since the new step-down facility was established in October.  The average length of stay at Ardenlea Grove is three weeks and the majority of people have returned home at the end of their stay.

Launch of ‘Caring for our carers’

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Solihull Council published its three year Carers’ Strategy on Carers’ Rights Day, Friday 28 November. ‘Caring for our carers’ was co-produced with local carers and sets out the priorities for carers across the borough.  For the first time it takes account of carers of all ages and details the ways that carers in Solihull will be listened to, recognised and supported.

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