The Dementia Care Awards are just weeks away and celebrating excellence within dementia care, the event is one that has the whole industry talking.

With the winners set to be announced at the lavish London event on 13th June, the evening will be filled with the best in the business – employers, care providers, care workers and informal carers alike.

With its Midlands-based head office, leading community care provider Radis Community Care has one of its employees up for the prestigious activity coordinator award.

Having worked for Radis as an activities coordinator for more than three years, Kris Oughton was recently promoted to National Activities Lead, providing fun, interactive and engaging activities for all of the service’s residents.

Previously based at Redditch’s Dorothy Terry House Extra Care Service, Kris now works closely with all of Radis’ services across England and Wales.

Incorporating monthly schedules and activity plans for thousands of residents, Kris continues to enhance the lives of those living with dementia, ensuring they remain active both physically and mentally.

Kris’ activities plans include various sessions that get everybody involved. From bingo and quiz nights, knit and natter club, and breakfast club to music-themed activities and wiggle and giggle, which consists of chair yoga and ball disco, there’s something on offer for all abilities.

Delighted to be flying the Radis flag and continuing his work for those living with dementia, Kris said:

“It’s an absolute honor to have made it through to the finals of the activity coordinator category. I feel very proud and privileged to be representing Radis at the Dementia Care Awards. I feel like a winner just getting through.”

As well as providing the Radis services with fun-filled activities, Kris has worked on the opening of the business’ new community space, the John Chapman Day Centre – a dedicated space that welcomes local residents living with dementia in the local community of Swaffham, Norwich.

But his hard work doesn’t stop there as Kris is also an ambassador for dementia charity Singing for the Brain and is a Purple Angel as part of the Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign.

Danielle Jones, Head of Care Services at Radis Community Care, expressed her pride at Kris’ hard work and the recognition of being nominated for such a prestigious award.

She said, “It’s fantastic to see such a caring and dedicated member of the team be recognised for their work.

“At Radis, we see the work that Kris does every day and we’re delighted that this can be seen across the wider industry, too.”

The Dementia Care Awards will be held at The Lancaster Hotel in London on 13th June.

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