Dying Matters Award
This year, Dying Matters is focused on the importance of being #InAGoodPlace when we die. It has been a year like never before, with death and loss at the forefront of the nation's consciousness.
The collaboration between St Elizabeth Hospice, St Helena Hospice and St Nicholas Hospice Care in partnership with University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Pear Tree Centre is a clear example of successful innovation and collaboration.
For Dying Matters 2021, this collaboration offered communities guidance on how to support one and other during grief. The events that were put on catered to a diverse audience - from professionals to members of the public, which deepened the impact within the community.
It is clear that by joining forces, the reach and engagement with a wider audience was a hugely beneficial and paves the way for future work in East Anglia.
This model can be replicated by others - one of the hardest steps of collaboration is getting it off the ground, this model clearly shows the successful impact of working with others all while promoting a clear understanding of Dying Matters themes, aims and message.
Entries are open for events in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including those organised in Wales under the Byw Nawr campaign.
General criteria and guidance
- Unless otherwise stated, Innovation entries will consist of an introductory statement of 650 characters (including spaces) followed by a statement of no more than 3,500 characters (including spaces), as to why the entrant feels his or her organisation/project should win. The statement should be based on the information outlined below. Entrants may also submit supporting information such as relevant literature, media coverage, etc. Extra info should be e-mailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly identifying which entry it refers to.
- Each entry will be judged by a panel appointed by Hospice UK.
- Each category will have a winner, with no runners up.
- Members and Subscribers of Hospice UK are eligible to enter, with the exception of:
- The Towergate Hospice Team of the Year Award, which is only open to member hospices.
- The Dying Matters Award is open to those who registered an event in England, Wales (via Byw Nawr) and Northern Ireland.
- No one employed by Hospice UK may enter the awards.
- Projects should have been initiated or be completed during the twelve month period up to end August 2022.
- By entering these awards, entrants agree to work with Hospice UK to develop a case study about their project which can be shared with other hospices.
- In certain circumstances, if the standard of entries is considered not high enough, the judges may elect not to make a particular award.
- The closing date for entries in all categories is tbc.
- The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
In your submission, please cover
- A brief description of the nature of your activity
- Who the target audience for the activity was – was it aimed at the public? Clinicians? A specific group?
- Who was involved in delivering the activity – did you partner with any other local organisations?
- Evidence of the impact you had – with feedback, quotes or figures in support where possible.
Please note your activity need not have taken place within Dying Matters week. Changing the conversation around death and dying is a year-round mission and we welcome submissions from a broad range of activities at any time of the year.