The Alive Meeting Centres offer support for people with a recent diagnosis of a dementia, and people living with a mild to moderate dementia and their carers.

We offer:

  • Practical help – information to support living well and independently
  • Social support – be part of a friendly community and develop connections
  • Emotional support – encouraging a positive self-image and building resilience

We aim to improve the well-being of both people with a dementia and their carers, helping them to cope in adjusting to the changes that living with a dementia brings.

I really appreciate the sessions you run because, for those five hours, Alive is doing the heavy lifting and I can relax.
Thank you so much for everything so far. It’s been really invaluable to Mum and our family!

Our person-centred approach encourages people to identify their own support needs.

Members plan and engage in activities which are interesting, stimulating and fun, supported by trained staff and volunteers. Members are encouraged to design activities based on personal interests, hobbies, life experiences and abilities.

The group has been fantastic for my Dad, who has a big smile on his face every time I pick him up. I didn’t expect what it’s done for my Mum; as Dad’s main carer, it’s her “golden moment of the week”.

We run two Meeting Centres based in dementia-friendly and accessible venues with plenty of free parking.

When? Both centres are open between 10am and 3pm, three days a week.

Membership costs are flexible depending on income, and potential participants are invited to a free trial day to find out more about the benefits that being involved can bring.

To find out more about our individual centres, please click on a location above. If you would like to ask us any questions, please email

We hope you will join us soon at a Meeting Centre. 

Find out more by watching the introductory videos below!

How can Meeting Centres benefit people affected by dementia and their carers?

How can referring people affected by dementia to their local Meeting Centre benefit them and their carers?

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