Meeting Centres family blanket

Sometimes we have slightly crazy ideas, and this week it’s time to tell you a bit more about our latest one!

When we see photos from Meeting Centres being shared on social media, we often see lots of arts and crafts and creativity taking place, and one recent comment from a member about what they would like to do was “we could make a blanket”. Suffice to say, these sorts of things get us thinking, and we’ve come up with a plan to create a Meeting Centres UK family blanket.

We’re inviting Meeting Centres from across the UK to work with their members and carers to create squares that represent their Meeting Centre and what it means to them, send them to us, and we’ll bring them all together to create a blanket.

As luck would have it, we’re hosting an event to share the findings from our ‘Get Real with Meeting Centres’ research in mid-July, which will be the perfect opportunity to display the blanket and celebrate how far Meeting Centres have come.

We’ll be doing our bit too, creating a few squares on behalf of the Meeting Centres UK project team here at the Association for Dementia Studies, and one of those squares is already underway!

Photo showing a partially complete white crochet square with red lettering starting to spell out ‘Meeting Centres UK’

To find out more about the details, please see our flyer

We hope Meeting Centres across the UK get involved and get creative, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

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2 thoughts on “Meeting Centres family blanket

  1. Hi, DMiP are starting to encourage MCs to get on board, with 3 squares from each MC we’re planning on having 4 individual squares spelling DMiP and others too! Regards,


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