NCPC and Dying Matters receive prestigious GSK IMPACT Award

15 May 2015
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), which leads Dying Matters, was picked from more than 350 organisations to win one of ten prestigious GSK IMPACT Awards at the Science Museum in London on 14 May.

The GSK IMPACT Award, which includes £30,000 in unrestricted funding, recognises excellence among organisations working in health and wellbeing. As part of the prize, a short film about each winner was commissioned. 

Watch the film about our work.

An overall winner was announced on the night and our congratulations to RESTORE, a charity based in Oxford that supports people with mental health problems to gain or maintain employment.

The GSK IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are designed to recognise the outstanding work of community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are open to charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2million that are at least three years old. The name ‘IMPACT’ derives from the criteria that winners must have demonstrated in their application submissions: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community Focus and Targeting Need.

The ten winners are:

  • Alzheimer’s Support – based in Wiltshire, helping improve diagnosis and support for people with dementia
  • CoolTan Arts – based in Southwark, helping improve the lives of people in mental distress through creativity, self-advocacy and volunteer opportunities
  • The Deborah Hutton Campaign – based in Islington, helping prevent smoking among young people through peer-to-peer education and campaigns, including its Cut Films project
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – based in Islington, is the only UK charity supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities and focuses activity on raising the profile and understanding of the disease and ways to prevent it
  • National Council for Palliative Care – based in King's Cross, a members’ organisation campaigning to help everyone approaching the end of life have the right to the highest quality care and support 
  • Neuromuscular Centre – based in Cheshire, providing physiotherapy, training and employment opportunities for those with degenerative neuromuscular conditions, as well as assistance for their carers
  • Off the Record – based in Bristol, helping young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • RESTORE – based in Oxford, supporting people with mental health problems to gain or maintain employment
  • The Junction – based in Leith, helping children and young people make positive choices that promote their health and wellbeing and reduce harmful behaviour
  • Wave Trauma Centre – based in Belfast, offering care and support to anyone bereaved, injured or traumatised through the violence in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the winners and the Awards, visit  The King's Fund website.

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