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Music in Hospitals & Care is a charity that improves the health and wellbeing of children and adults through the healing power of live music.

 

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Making an impact

In difficult times, music can soothe, comfort and help us feel better. Our professional musicians share live music with thousands of people who may not otherwise get to experience it. The live music they create improves people’s mental, physical and emotional health. From March 2020 to June 2021, our supporters helped us to achieve:

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    people reached with the healing power of live music

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    live music experiences shared with people from across the UK

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    people connected through our online music programme #MusicEveryDay

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    professional musicians working with us

Our Stories

“Music just seems to lighten things. You’re that busy singing and dancing you don’t think about anything else. You’re living for the now. It’s great.”
Irene, member of The Friendship Cabin in Glenrothes

From the Scottish Highlands to the Channel Islands, from Northern Ireland to the Welsh Valleys, our professional musicians share live music with people of all ages. This includes everyone from premature babies in hospitals, to people living with dementia in care homes.

Discover the difference our live music makes to people across the UK by clicking or tapping on the map and reading their stories.

All Stories
Glenrothes: The Friendship Cabin

“Music just seems to lighten things. You’re that busy singing and dancing you don’t think about anything else. You’re living for the now. It’s great.”

Belfast: Edelle McMahon musician moment

At the end of the concert I remarked to a staff member how sweet the couple were. She told me that they had been married for over 50 years and that the lady, who was living with dementia, was no longer able to speak. They were all delighted with how she engaged with the music and sang along.

Salford: Tommy's story

The music brought back memories because I used to go to parks with my dad to watch brass bands. He used to play when he was in the army.

Haslemere: Marilyn's story

Marilyn had an accident which left her with brain damage and she has relatively low awareness and is often asleep. But when there’s good live music going on, she reacts to it. She is more awake and it makes a big difference to her wellbeing.

Bridgend: Alan's story

"That element of having live music performance was really uplifting, it was really engaging. It was so nice to see everybody smiling and joining in, and people who hadn't joined in the previous sessions, who were encouraged to come along for the live session, have now said that they are going to continue to come every week."