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Age Friendly Awards 

We are very excited to be hosting the first ever annual Age Friendly Sheffield Awards Ceremony this October. The awards are designed to reward and celebrate all the achievements and contributions of amazing local businesses, voluntary groups, communities and individuals who make Sheffield a great place to grow older and a fantastic city in which to live. It's all part of the Age Friendly City Programme.

Lifetime Achievement Award
We’re asking the people of Sheffield to nominate a person to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.  The person you nominate will be a person who has made a significant impact and commitment to ensuring that Sheffield is a great city in which to live and grow old. 

We ask that you please simply nominate a person by clicking here and:
- Telling us their name
- Telling us why you think this person is worthy of achieving this award(This can be as long or short as you like, however the more details, the better! Please include a clear description of at least one example of something they have done in order to make Sheffield an age friendly city). 
- Please give us this person’s contact details (with their permission) so that we are able to contact your nominated person should they win the award. Without having their contact details we will not be able to tell them that they have been nominated or, potentially, won the award! 

To place your nomination, simply click here.

You are welcome to nominate more than one person. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday September 8th. Thank you to everyone who has nominated so far!

We are also looking for a tagline for our Age Friendly programme in Sheffield. It needs to truly reflect Sheffield. We’d love to have the input and ideas from as many Sheffielders as possible! So please feel free to add a your own tagline idea (or a few!) when you place your nomination. You can also make a suggestion without a nomination, just fill in the relevant part of the survey here. Alternatively feel free to email us or tweet us your ideas! 

To give you an idea of what the tagline should look like, here are some examples from other Age Friendly Programmes:

For Belfast, it is: “Belfast: a city where people live life to the full”
Leeds is: “Making Leeds the best city to grow old in”
Glasgow: “A great city to grow old”
Denver: “Age Matters in Denver”.

What is it all about?
Over the next few years our team at Age UK Sheffield and the team at the Lai Yin Association will be providing opportunities to build the pathway to an Ageing Friendly Sheffield! This is going to involve bringing local residents, communities, citywide organisations, partners, and key players together to collaborate in the design, delivery and evaluation of the project.

How we'll do this
We’ll do this by engaging in focus groups, co-production events, mystery shopping, volunteer roles, and a city wide launch – all of which is aimed to empower people aged 50+ to have their voices heard. We’ll also be working with organisations across the city so that we can influence future strategic and political decision making.

Who can get involved?
Everyone! No matter what age you are, if you're retired or you work in the city, and if you want to get involved to help make a difference in your community, we’d love to work with you. We want as many people to be involved as possible. Get in touch if you're keen to find out how.