As well as winning the award, the team behind Danbury Lodge were specially recognised for their ethos and approach in delivering excellence in dementia care for ex-Service people and their dependants.
More than 300 people attended the third Norfolk Care Awards, held at Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel, to see 10 awards presented to individuals and companies.
Dementia is an increasing concern in the UK due to an ageing population. It is particularly relevant to the ex-Service community as it is increasing in age.
Legion research shows that in 2005 roughly 28 percent of the ex-Service community was over 75 or over but by 2014, had increased to 46 percent (Household Survey 2014). The Alzheimer’s Society quotes that one in six people aged over 80 have dementia with only 44% of people with dementia receiving a diagnosis.
“There are over 700,000 people in the UK with dementia and over the next 30 years this is expected to double. Some of these people are the most vulnerable in society, which is why the Legion will be expanding its range of services for older people. Meeting the demand for dementia services is now more important than ever.”Laura Morton, Head of Care Services at The Royal British Legion