Innovative day care

The Filo Project, which provides an innovative model of day care for people with dementia, has been announced as one of just four global winners of a prestigious award recognising its work. It won 100,000 euros and the international prize in recognition of community impact.  Run by the Fit for Life Foundation, the awards are aimed at not-for-profit social enterprises promoting fitness and health among older people.  Under the Filo scheme, carefully selected hosts welcome into their homes small groups of older people with early to moderate dementia, many of whom are socially isolated. It won the award for showing that an intimate care setting allows people with dementia to grow in confidence and reduce their risk of health issues associated with isolation. The Filo Project also won Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation at the National Dementia Care Awards earlier this year.

The Filo Project’s Libby Price (centre) and Liz Dennis presented with Fit for Life award by Jack Lowe