Thursday, 11 October 2012

tommyontour on the shorlist for roses media award on dementia and social care

with thanks to all at Independantage and Barchester Healthcare ,I dont know what to say at the moment

but thank you so much


Dear Tommy,

I hope you are well. We are absolutely thrilled to let you know that your blog, Tommy on Tour: One man’s mission to raise awareness of dementia has been shortlisted for a Roses Media Award. It has been shortlisted for best coverage of issues around dementia and/or social care.

We had hundreds of entries for this year’s awards, so making the shortlist is a fantastic achievement.

Best coverage of issues around dementia and/or social care (Barchester special award)
  • BBC1: Panorama - Undercover: Elderly Care
  • BBC2: Louis Theroux - Extreme Love: Dementia
  • Tommy on Tour: One man's mission to raise awareness of dementia (blog)
  • The Independent: Dealing with dementia: "My dad was treated like lost luggage on a carousel," by Arifa Akbar
  • BBC Radio 4: Today - Adam Brimelow reports on a new approach to looking after people with severe dementia
 All shortlisted finalists are invited to join us at the awards ceremony in central London on the evening of 8 November. The ceremony will be hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Janet Street-Porter. An e-invitation will follow shortly.

From journalism which positively portrays older people or explores the issues they face, through to the best representations of older people in film, TV or radio drama, we hope you will be able to join us for a fun-packed evening which will celebrate and reward the very best examples of media coverage and journalistic excellence which are helping to bring older people’s issues to the forefront of the news agenda.

I attach a “Roses Award finalist” web sticker for you to use, should you like to.

With very best wishes and congratulations,


Sent on behalf of the Roses Media Awards judging panel

Rebecca Law
Media and PR Officer

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