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.

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)



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

Latest News

Future Town Design Competition

How delighted are we that Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) has shortlisted the concept of dementia friendly communities in their “FutureTown Design Competition 2017”. We submitted our way of delivering DFC, and now the public are voting for their...

Film schedule for Autumn/Winter 2017

Dates for your diary, film fans. The fourth Friday of the month, come and watch Ghostbusters next Friday….then Carousel in November….and in December … the people chose Miracle on 34th Street, the 1947 version with Maureen O’Hara and a young...

Grace Heart & Voice concert

Grace Heart & Voice is a local choir, and on the evening of Friday 27th October they are holding a choral concert with Christina Whyte (Soprano) and Lindsay Brodie (Piano). Join us in St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Maryborough Road, Prestwick to raise funds...

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Dementia Friendly Prestwick
Tel: 0808 808 3000
Email: hello@dementiaprestwick.co.uk