2015 GSK IMPACT Awards: Alzheimer's Support

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About Alzheimer's Support

Based in Wiltshire, Alzheimer's Support helps to improve diagnosis and support for people with dementia.

The charity's influential report 'Barriers to Diagnosis' helped change dementia care in Wiltshire, where average diagnosis waiting times fell from 13 months to just four weeks. Its memory awareness volunteers and training courses all promote understanding of the condition and the benefits of a timely diagnosis.

What the judges said:

It has broken down some of the taboos related to dementia, and is challenging the lack of early diagnosis, which is fundamentally important to managing this disease. It operates on the principles that people with dementia and their carers are at the centre of everything it does and its level of service delivery is impressive. It is making a massive difference to people's lives.

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Victoria Green…

Position
Fundraising Manager,
Organisation
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity
Comment date
19 August 2015
I am looking at applying for the GSK Impact Awards, but have a question regards the application criteria. Being the charity for a general hospital, we fundraiser to support all wards and departments (this includes over 60 different funds underneath the charity umbrella). It is very hard to support a project that benefits the hospital as a whole due to the vast array of medical and health departments within the hospital.

We do have several community led projects in specific health care areas (Alcohol Awareness, and we are the center of excellent for Renal in the South). Can I apply for one of these areas?

Thank you and I look forward to your response.

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