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UK Meeting Centres Support Programme - 'Pioneer' Workshop

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University of Worcester Arena

Hylton Road

Worcester

WR2 5JN

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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 10.30 with registration and refreshments from 10.00am. A buffet lunch will be provided and the workshop will formally end at 14.30 but members of the Meeting Centre team will be available to answer any individual questions until 15.00.

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

  • North West of England

  • Northern Ireland

  • Yorkshire/North East of England

  • London and South East of England

  • South West of England

  • Doncaster

  • Scotland

  • 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@worc.ac.uk

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