UK Meeting Centres Support Programme - 'Pioneer' Workshop in Wrexham, The Memorial Hall, Wednesday, 18. September 2019

UK Meeting Centre Support Programme (MCSP). 
The aim of this National Lottery funded programme is to help establish new Meeting Centres in different parts of the UK to work with their communities to support people and families directly affected by dementia. 
To help people think about and plan how a Meeting Centre might work in their community we are holding a number of ‘Pioneer’ Workshops in different areas of the UK. 
Pioneer Workshops are designed to help people think about and plan how a Meeting Centre might work in their community.  In these workshops we will cover:- 

The background to Meeting Centres - history, principles and ethos including the adjusting to change approach.

How to run a Community Engagement Event

How to set up an Meeting Centre Planning Group of interested stakeholders.

Creating an implementation plan -

Who your target group is (who will attend the Meeting Centre);

The programme of activities (for people with dementia, for carers; for the community).

Finance (funding and sustainability);

Finding a good location;

Protocol and collaboration between stakeholders;

Staffing and training;

PR and marketing (reaching out to participants and referrers).

The workshop itself will start at 13.00 with registration and refreshments from 12.30. Refreshments will be provided on arrival and during the afternoon. The workshop will formally end at 16.30
In addition to this Workshop we are planning to hold others in different parts of the UK during the coming year including:

Worthing  on 3 July (see separate Eventbrite booking form)

Newcastle on 26 September (see separate Eventbrite booking form)

Leeds on 1 October  (see separate Eventbrite booking form)

Doncaster on 5 November (see separate Eventbrite booking form)

Others - dates and venues to be confirmed 

Manchester - planned for 15 October tbc

London/South East

Northern Ireland


South Wales

Further details of these with dates and venues will be available shortly.
If you would be interested in attending any of these please let us know by emailing us at meetingcentres@

Wednesday, 18. September 2019, The Memorial Hall, UK Meeting Centres Support Programme - 'Pioneer' Workshop in Wrexham

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