Fife’s Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Spaces

STAND is a Scottish Charity which exists to support people across Fife who are affected by changes to their memory and day to day functioning.

STAND is setting up Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Spaces across the Kingdom. The unique feature of these spaces is that they are led by people living with a diagnosis of dementia and their families and friends supported by workers and volunteers …

A Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Space is for you if:

  • You are worried about your memory and think you may be developing dementia
  • You are worried about a family member or friend who is struggling with memory
  • You are being investigated for changes to your memory and day to day functioning
  • You have been diagnosed with dementia and are waiting for Post Diagnostic Support
  • You are in the mild to moderate stages of dementia
  • You are actively supporting someone who has a diagnosis of dementia

What a Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Space can offer you:

  • A chance to meet and chat with other people in a similar situation over a cuppa and some food
  • An opportunity to talk to your peers, workers and volunteers and to find out what services and support might be available to you
  • The chance to join in with fun and creative activities that will help you to stay well and keep your brain active

Locations of STAND Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Spaces (they all meet weekly):

  • North East Fife Community Hub – Tuesdays – contact Cath Carter on, 07792941783
  • Kennoway Community Shed – Monday afternoons from 1.30pm – 4pm – contact Gill Stokes on, 07502226235
  • Ostlers House, Kirkcaldy – Wednesday mornings from 10.30am – 12.30pm – entrance via the Café Door – contact Pat Phee on, 01592 583442
  • Kinghorn Community Centre – Thursday mornings from 10.30am – 12.30pm – contact Ruth McCabe on, 07341 842567
  • Methilhaven Care Home (existing home with a view to moving to the Methilhaven Care Village once it is open) – Friday mornings from 10.30 – 12.30 – contact Lynsey Fraser on, or Helen Oliver on, 01592 583326
  • Jean Mackie Centre, Dunfermline – Tuesday afternoons from 13.30 – 15.30 – starting 4/4/23 – contact Anna Capon on, 01383 602357
  • STAND Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Spaces currently in Development:
    • Eats Rosyth – aiming to be open in April 23 – contact Ethan Daish on


Ruth McCabe of STAND explains a little more: “To attend the Spaces you need to be able to look after yourself. If this is not possible, you need to bring someone with you who can support you.” Ruth adds: “The Spaces are free. However, a donation towards the food and refreshments would be welcomed. The recommended amount is £5 per person for a 2 hour session.”


Need more?

If you would like any more information about the Spaces, please call Ruth McCabe on 07341 842567 or email STAND via this link.

Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre Spaces do not need to be registered as they do not provide personal care, support with taking medication or have formal care plans in place for the people who attend.      


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