The Association for Dementia Studies was awarded a European Union research grant to carry out potentially vital work in helping people and families living with dementia. The project, known as MEETINGDEM, is part of an EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) funded by ESRC, and aims to implement and evaluate the Meeting Centres Support Programme which has achieved great success in the Netherlands. The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) provides an innovative way of supporting people with mild to moderate dementia and their families through an evidence-based, person-centred and community driven approach.