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 5 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’s it’s done for my mum, she is dad’s main carer. The group is her “golden” moment of the week”.

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

When? All three centres are open between 10 am and 3 pm, 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. 

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