The University of Worcester – the Association for Dementia Studies – has been awarded a £587,000 grant from the National Lottery to support people and families living with dementia across the UK. Over the next three years, the funding will support communities across the UK to establish Meeting Centres for people and families affected by dementia.
Professor Dawn Brooker, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester who is leading the project, said: “This National Lottery funding will have a significant impact on many people’s lives. The numbers of people affected by dementia continues to rise with little hope of an early cure. The aim is to help communities across the UK to establish Meeting Centres by providing people with a ready means of learning about the model, getting practical advice on how to establish a Meeting Centre, training staff and supporters, finding funding and sustaining help and support for the longer term. Thanks to National Lottery players, this funding will help to build real capacity across the UK so that Meeting Centres can form a backbone of community-based active support to people and families living with dementia across the UK. Our ultimate goal is a Meeting Centre in every community.”
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The UK Meeting Centres Team: Mike Watts, Prof. Dawn Brooker, dr. Shirley Evans and Mary Bruce (not on the photo Nicoal Jacobson-Wright and dr. Nicola Bradbury)