October 19 2017

Claire Thomas, a former Dementia Aware Project worker for Alzheimer's Support, is in line for a national award. 

Claire is a finalist in the Community Engagement category of the prestigious Third Sector Care Awards for her work in encouraging Trowbridge to become more dementia friendly. 

Claire, now a Special Projects coordinator for Alzheimer's Support, was nominated for her role in setting up a partnership with Holbrook Primary School, launching the town's dementia-friendly community initiative and personally creating more than 1,000 Dementia Friends across West Wiltshire. 

She will travel to London next week to meet judges for the interview stage of the awards process, and find out if she is the eventual winner of the category at a ceremony in London on December 6.