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  • Margaret Butterworth Award Winners 2016 Posted on 08 August 2016

    Dementia Pathfinders were delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Margaret Butterworth Award at their presentation event held in London last month.

    First a little about Margaret Butterworth, a family carer turned activist, who made it her business to make a difference for people living with the symptoms of dementia, their families and caregivers.

    Margaret’s achievements and legacies are numerous, not least the way she inspired everybody she met, creating communities of health and social services professionals and above all speaking up for the unsung heroes and heroines who spend expensive periods of time caring for and communicating with people whose symptoms can be exceptionally difficult to deal with and understand.  Theory is one thing, being there is another thing altogether, and it is in recognition of the very important role of being there, going the extra mile to make a difference to people with dementia, an illness that society prefers not to see.  

    In terms of this award the judges are looking for the qualities that Margaret stood for: reports from clients, residents, and family caregivers, about people doing sterling work who might not get recognised elsewhere. In order to be fair to those nominated we need detailed examples of what the person does to make a difference.

    2016 Margaret Butterworth Award Winners:

    Norma Nyabango
    Nominated by: Beverley Smith
    Registered Manager, Bluebird Care, Westminster


    Joan Spicer
    Nominated by: Beverley Manzar
    Registered Manager, Ebury Court Care Home Romford


    Olga Starkiewicz
    Nominator: Dominique Kent, Director of Operations
    The Good Care Group, London


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