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UK Meeting Centres Support Programme - 'Pioneer' Workshop in Manchester

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Room G306A7B

Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9PL

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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 from 12.30. The workshop will formally end at 16.00.

There is an area for tea/coffee just outside of the meeting room; sandwiches etc can also be bought there

In addition to this Workshop we are planning to hold others in different parts of the UK during the coming year including:

  • Worthing – 3 July 2019 - to register click here

  • Wrexham – 18 September 2019 - to register click here

  • Newcastle – 26 September – to register click here

  • Leeds - 1 October 2019 - to register click here

  • Doncaster – 5 November 2019 - to register click here before the start of UK Dementia Congress

If you would like more information please email us at meetingcentres@worc.ac.uk

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Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester

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