|Can you think ‘outside the box’?|
Do you want to make a lasting impact on the lives of 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK? Do you want the chance to win £100,000 by developing a solution to support this growing challenge?
These are not opening lines that you would naturally associate with the work of a Local Authority but Essex County Council see things quite differently.
On the 19 January 2018 ECC is launching Challenge Dementia, the second in a series of Challenge Prizes developed to identify solutions to some of the most complex problems facing its residents.
Challenge Dementia is a nationwide search for innovative & creative ideas that can support people to live well with Dementia. The prize team, supported by the Centre for Challenge Prizes at Nesta, are particularly interested in engaging the ‘Unusual Suspects’ and encouraging people to apply who can view the problem through a different lens.
Individuals living with Dementia find it difficult to remain connected to the people & places around them. Challenge Dementia is a real opportunity to do something different, to create new & innovative ideas to enable people living with Dementia to live a purposeful life for as long as possible.Up to 10 shortlisted finalists will be given the opportunity to work with a range of sector leaders including Business Mentors from techUK as well as PA Consulting, Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Essex.