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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Trust technical instructor scoops National Dementia Care award

Published: 18/11/2014

Rob Grady, an occupational therapy technical instructor at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the Ken Holt Memorial Award for Life Story Work, in the National Dementia Care Awards. This was also an award category which he was shortlisted for in the previous year.

Rob said “I’ve been helping service users and carers compile life stories for over 12 years now and over the last couple of years it has really flourished within the Trust’s older people’s service, with help and support from colleagues.

“With help from Debbie Logan and Clare cook, we now have a life story strategy and have started staff training workshops, a life story pilot group and a joint theatre project with Women and Theatre planned for next year.”

The Ken Holt Memorial Award is presented in recognition of those who have changed people’s lives, improved relationships or changed organisational cultures through capturing, using, embedding and prompting the use of life story work.