Birmingham’s world-renowned dementia specialist wins Lifetime Achievement in Care AwardBirmingham-based Professor Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care Services at care provider HC-One, won the Lifetime Achievement in Care Award at the prestigious 22nd National Care Awards, on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

Professor Graham Stokes was nominated for the award following an impressive career spanning over 30 years in dementia care. Professor Stokes is a Clinical Psychologist and one of the most influential people working in dementia in the UK, and has been instrumental in developing and shaping the concept of person-centred care.

Professor Graham Stokes, HC-One’s Director of Memory Care Services, stated: 

“Being chosen as the winner in this category is a deeply humbling experience, and I am honoured that my work has been recognised at such a prestigious ceremony.  

“The greatest award for me in life has been to help people realise that living with dementia is more about the person and who they are and less about their dementia, thereby helping those with dementia to live more content and fulfilling lives.”

James Tugendhat, HC-One’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: 

“Congratulations to Graham - this is a tremendous achievement and we are incredibly proud of him!

“We were thrilled to have two winners and six finalists at the National Care Awards in total. 

“Our success at this year’s National Care Awards is a testament to the dedication of my Colleagues, even in the most challenging of times. They have truly gone above and beyond to provide the kindest care to Residents living in our care homes, as we strive to be the first-choice care provider in each of the communities that we serve.”

The National Care Awards, organised by Caring Times, is the longest established annual awards in the care industry, celebrating the finest talent in the care sector. This year marked 22 years of celebrating the very best people working in the care sector and those who go above and beyond to provide consistent exceptional care.