About

The Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre supports people with dementia and carers to adjust to their changing situation. The Centre opened in September 2015, the first such Centre in the UK.  One person in every 14 has dementia so it is extremely likely you will know someone close to you who is affected by and who would benefit from such a service.

The Centre was set up as part of the European MeetingDem project (www.meetingdem.eu) led by the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, with implementation support from the Alzheimer’s Society. This was developed based on a successful model of post diagnostic support for people with dementia and their family carers in the Netherlands. There are now 144 Dutch centres with a national infrastructure that local groups can utilise to bring on new centres.

Results from the MeetingDem project evaluation showed that people with dementia attending Meeting Centres in the UK, Poland and Italy were significantly healthier with better well-being and experienced an improvement in self-esteem, compared to those not attending the Centre and that family carers felt less lonely.

For more information please view various films here

Joining the Meeting Centre – new members welcome

If you or someone you know would like to come to the Centre, new members are very welcome. Further information can be found here
https://droitwichspameetingcentre.wordpress.com/joining-the-meeting-centre/

Details of the activities planned for April 2018 can be see here so why not come along for a free taster session

A copy of the proposed programme of activities in April 2018 is DSMC Schedule April 2018

To arrange a visit please contact  Gill Hyatt at Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire to arrange a convenient day/time.

Telephone: 0800 008 6077 / 01905 740950

Email: mcsp@ageukhw.org.uk

Supporting the Meeting Centre

Following the completion of the European MeetingDem project the Alzheimer’s Society funding for the provision of the service ended on 31 September 2017 and a new charity DROITWICH SPA MEETING CENTRE Registered Charity Number 1172997 was set up to take the service forward and secure funding needed to enable the Centre to continue to operate on a sustainable basis. If, therefore, you would like to support the Centre via:

  • charitable donations, either now or in the future;
  • sponsorship;
  • any other support, such as mentoring and help with fundraising and establishing a robust group of Trustees.

please contact us by email us via https://droitwichspameetingcentre.wordpress.com/contact-us/

or telephone 01905 542531

Please also pass this information onto others you think would be interested in this information and/or would be like to help with the fundraising, volunteering at the Centre or making a donation, which can be done via this link as having established this Centre here in Worcestershire, the first of its kind in the UK, it would be a great shame if this important facility is lost to the town of Droitwich Spa.

Donate now

DROITWICH SPA MEETING CENTRE
Registered Charity Number 1172997

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Sir,
    I visited the centre well over a month ago. I also made contact by phone prior to that. I left my email address and hoped that some contact would have been sent to me giving me information of any activities you have been able to set up. I do not live in Droitwich but in the rural vicinity in Elmley Lovett & therefore do not find it easy to just pop in! Also we do not receive any free newspapers that are handed out in Droitwich. Do you have a web site which you use to publise your daily activities.
    I would welcome any information.
    Regards
    Clare Maiden

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    1. Dear Claire

      Many thanks for your contact and apologies if I and others missed your previous contacts. The Centre is open 3 days each week from 10:00 to 16:00.To find out more and discuss what happens can I suggest you contact the Alzheimer’s Society who are managing/running the Centre – they can be contacted at Worcestershire@alzheimers.org.uk or telephone: 01905 621868

      Hope that is helpful but please also feel free to also email on m.watts@worc.ac.uk

      Many thanks

      Mike

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