Nurse of the Year success for Housing 21's Dementia Voice Nurse

Warm congratulations go to Morejoy Saineti, Housing 21’s Dementia Voice Nurse, who has been named as Nurse of the Year at the prestigious International Dementia Excellence Awards.

Morejoy learned of her success at the awards event which was held last night in the Capital Suite at ExCel in London. The International Dementia Excellence Awards, which are part of the University of Stirling’s ‘Coming of Age – Dementia in the 21st Century’ conference, recognise individuals and organisations who have worked to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. The awards celebrate the important work being undertaken to support people with dementia internationally and are a celebration of innovation and good practice.

Commenting on Morejoy’s success, Pushpa Raguvaran, Chief Executive of Housing 21 said: “This is a tremendous achievement for Morejoy and I am delighted that she has won this very important title.

“We are well aware of the huge impact that Morejoy has made on the quality of life for people with dementia and their families. This is a well deserved award and a fantastic achievement, both for her and for Housing 21 Dementia Voice.”

Congratulations also to our team at Wilshaw House Day Centre in Ashton under Lyne who were short-listed in the same awards for the ‘Pleasure of Eating’ category.  Housing 21 was well represented and reflects the excellence of our customer- focussed services.

Morejoy will learn whether she has also been successful in achieving the title of Guardian Public Servant of the Year on 23rd November. In the meantime the public can still vote for Morejoy by visiting http://www.guardian.co.uk/publicservicesawards/vote.