UKMCSP Webinar Series 2021

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UK Meeting Centres Support Programme 2021 Webinars

Throughout 2021 the Association for Dementia Studies will be hosting a series of FREE* online webinars via ZOOM

They will take place on the last Friday of each month, running from 12 noon to 1pm


(see registration details below - after registering you will be sent a link and passcode which you need to use to access each webinar)


to hear about a range of interesting topics relating to the work being done as part of the UK Meeting Centres Support Programme. 

  • 26th February - The UK Meeting Centre Support Programme: our journey so far. An overview of progress, including new and existing Meeting Centres, the Community of Learning and Practice, toolkit and resources, training, new developments, and related projects.
    • A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
    • A copy of the slides can be viewed here
    • A Blog of the event is here 
  • 26th March - We didn't risk assess for this! How Meeting Centres responded to the impact of the pandemic.
    • A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
    • A copy of the slides can be viewed here
    • A Blog of the event is here
  • 30th April - You've come to the right place. Finding the right location can be difficult and sometimes you have to make the best of what you've got. We hear about different locations and different approaches to making Meeting Centres 'dementia friendly'.
    • A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
    • A Blog of the event is here
  • 28th May - It all comes down to a question of money. We explore different approaches to funding sources and dilemmas such as to charge or not to charge.
    • A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
    • A Blog of the event is here
  • 25th June - Everyone brings something to the Meeting Centre. Find out about activities and initiatives led by members and family carers, and a range of creative approaches. (Note this webinar will run from 10.00 to 11.00am)
    • A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
    • A Blog of the event is here


  • 24th September - New kids on the block. We hear from new Meeting Centres and those planning to start. What inspired them and what they have learned along the way.
    • A recording of the webinar can be viewed here
  • 29th October - Scaling up Meeting Centres in a locality. Update and insights from the Worcestershire Meeting Centres Programme and initiatives funded by the Shaw Foundation.
  • 26th November - Sustainability of Meeting Centres: opportunities, challenges and the way forward. How can Meeting Centres move forward individually, as part of a regional approach, and as a UK-wide network? What are the next steps? 

REGISTER now to attend these webinars via ZOOM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting which includes a link and passcode which you need to use to access each webinar



To attend any of the webinars you will first need to Register and to view you will need to login to Zoom using your unique joining link and passcode which will be sent to you after you have registered.








After registering you will receive an email containing joining details.


Our webinars are broadcast on Zoom. In order to watch the webinar you will need the following:


  • A computer, tablet or smartphone with working speakers (a computer is preferable to better view the presentations and  participate in live chat with other attendees. 
  • An internet connection with a good speed


The email we send to you has a link and passcode for you to join the webinar. 


Please note that your joining link is unique to your email address (the email address entered when your booking was made, and where you received your booking confirmation and reminder emails).


When you wish to join a webinar please ensure you are logged into Zoom using this email address rather than an alternative, otherwise you may experience a delay. Please also note the Passcode and enter this when prompted.


If you do not already have Zoom downloaded on your device, you will be prompted to download the free software and set up an account – this should only take two minutes to complete.


If possible, it is good to have Zoom installed prior to the event.


Please try and join the webinar a few minutes early in order to allow time for the Zoom download if necessary, (it may ask you to register again – just put in your name and the email you registered with) and to be ready for the start at 12.00 noon.


Video recordings of all webinars in the series and a copy of the slide will also be posted on our website.


If you don’t receive a booking confirmation or joining email from us, or generally have difficulties logging into the webinars, please contact us at



Keep an eye on our social media as well for further updates and reminders as each webinar approaches.

ADS on Twitter @DementiaStudies

ADS on Facebook @adsuow

Meeting Centres on Twitter @MeetingCentres

If you have and queries, please feel free to contact us at

If you would like to sign up to being on the Meeting Centres mailing list please click here 

Find out more about the UK Meeting Centres Support Programme here

If you would like to be on our general ADS mailing list please click here

*The webinars are free to attend due to this project being funded by the National Lottery