What’s coming up?

Although we haven’t exactly been quiet recently, the Summer months tend to give us a bit of space to take stock and reset – maybe even go on holiday! The next few months are already starting to fill up though, so we thought we’d give a brief overview of what’s on the cards for us.


Two of our Postgraduate Certificate online modules will be starting with their next iteration, so we’ll be welcoming new cohorts of students to:

Students on our Postgraduate Award ‘Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care’ will also be returning for the second semester of their module.

After a Summer break, our Meeting Centre webinars will be back up and running, and in September it will be ‘New kids on the block’ as we hear from a selection of new Meeting Centres. You can register here.

The latest round of funding applications for the Worcestershire Meeting Centres Community Support Programme will close at the end of September.

We’re hoping to present at a few conferences as well, but whether that’s online or in person remains to be seen:

  • ‘Bringing Arts and Creativity in Dementia Education: The role of leisure’ at the Higher Education Dementia Network
  • ‘Environmental design for people living with dementia’ and the SCI-Dem [link] project at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo
  • ‘The future of dementia care, post Covid’ at the Admiral Nurse Forum
  • Meeting Centres at the Jersey Alzheimer’s Society Conference
  • Namaste at the Namaste Care International Annual Conference


Our October Meeting Centre webinar focuses on ‘Scaling up Meeting Centres in a locality’ looking at the Worcestershire Meeting Centres Community Support Programme. Register to attend here.

We’ll also be presenting on ‘Reflecting upon how the experiences of people living with Dementia, engaging in leisure within social spaces, influence and inform citizenship’ as part of the British Sociological Association conference focusing on Leisure for All: Formulating Right to Leisure as a Radical Demand for Democratic Citizenship.


The next 5-week Meeting Centres online training course starts this month, and you can find more details and how to book on our website.

In November the final Meeting Centre webinar will be on ‘Sustainability of Meeting Centres: opportunities, challenges and the way forward’. You can register here.

We’ve also had a couple of abstracts relating to our work on Meeting Centres accepted as part of Alzheimer Europe which this year is focusing on Resilience in dementia: Moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

And after that?

A whole raft of our Postgraduate Certificate online modules will be getting underway with new students in January 2022, so keep an eye out for reminders on how to apply.

There are also a few other things in the pipeline that we’ll let you know about in due course. We’re obviously still working on a number of projects, journal articles and other education courses, so I think we’d better make the most of our ‘quieter’ August while we can!

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