LAUGH 'HUG', a product designed by the LAUGH research team led by Professor Cathy Treadaway from Cardiff School of Art and Design, has been selected for the final for the Outstanding Dementia Care Product 2018 category in the National Dementia Care Awards 2018.
HUG was nominated for the Outstanding Dementia Care Product 2018 Award by staff from Llys Y Seren Pobl Gwalia Care and Support in Port Talbot.
Professor Cathy Treadaway said: "We are delighted to have been nominated for this award and to have reached the finals of the competition. The design for HUG was developed from our AHRC research partnership with Pobl Gwalia Care and Support and we acknowledge the important support of residents, staff and management that enabled the design research to take place."
Winners of the National Dementia Care Awards will be presented with their trophies by Hazel Blears at the high profile Gala Night held on Thursday 8th November at the Hilton Brighton Metropole attended by over 400 guests.
About the Awards:
The National Dementia Care Awards is an annual event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care, a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia, in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community. The awards were created to recognise the very best people in the dementia care sector, whose exceptional work and contributions make better, person-centred care a reality. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. All finalists will meet with two independent judges for each category on 12th October at the Awards' Judging Day at the Hilton London Metropole. For more information and all categories, please visit http://www.careinfo.org/dementiacareawards/