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)

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

Latest News

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...

Business Audit Video – dementia friendly design tips

  Let’s take a short tour of Glasgow Prestwick Airport, highlighting good examples of dementia friendly design, and where improvements could be made. Our thanks to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, and Alzheimer...

Event for Prestwick Businesses

We’re thrilled that Glasgow Prestwick Airport will be becoming dementia friendly, with advice and support from Alzheimer Scotland and us. Find out the simple steps that all businesses can take, which will help remove some barriers for people living with...

Contact Form

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