About Dementia Friendly Prestwick

Dementia Friendly Prestwick aims to support people with dementia, and their families/carers, in Prestwick to be included and remain part of their community for as long as possible. We will achieve this through raising awareness of dementia locally, in order to reduce stigma and provide education and advice to local residents and businesses. Dementia Friendly Communities started in Japan. They are now being introduced in the UK and in other countries, predominantly in Europe and USA. Prestwick will be the first dementia friendly town in Ayrshire and one of the few in Scotland and worldwide.

A group of volunteers in Prestwick have set up this initiative in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, local Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. A Steering Group, Chaired by Ian Welsh OBE and an Implementation Group have been formed. Members have received Dementia Friends Training.

We launched this initiative in Prestwick on Saturday 4 June 2016. Download our latest Flash Report.


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“If we get it right for people with dementia, we get it right for everyone.”

Latest News

1st birthday party

Our Meeting Centre has been open for one year, and you’re invited to our party! Wednesday 28th June, from 11am – 2pm. We’ll have live music from the Ayrshire Ukes at 12:15 – 12:40pm, and a DJ set from the Ayr Hospital Radio team, Heart Beats.... read more

Art Room Video

Here’s our Jen, talking about art and creativity, and what it can mean to our Meeting Centre members. Jen works here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and we’d love to welcome you to our Club (and to the Art... read more

What we do in the Meeting Centre

If you’re interested in finding out more about us, pop in to the RAFA Club on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays (10:30am – 3pm), telephone us (07392 696 217) or email (hello@dementiaprestwick.co.uk) any time. What we do: Mondays is our most physically active... read more

Our Values

  • I live in a place that suits me and my needs
  • I am able to be as independent as possible
  • I get the help I need when I need it
  • I feel safe, listened to, valued and respected
  • I am empowered to do the things that are important to me

Values for our work are based on what people with dementia have said is important to them about a dementia friendly community.
(source: Life Changes Trust)