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UK Impact

MiHC cares about people. We also care about live music. We care about reaching people who may have little, if any, access to live music. Through versatile and highly personalised performances we create moments and memories of sheer joy, relaxation, engagement and sometimes, magic. We’re proud to be able to provide so many of them:

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Our Stories

Music in Hospitals & Care spreads Joy Through Live Music across the length and breadth of the UK, from the Shetland Isles and the Highlands of Scotland to Northern Ireland, the Valleys of Wales and down to the south coast of England. From lullabies for premature babies to old favourites for those living with dementia, we operate in a wide range of healthcare environments including hospitals, hospices, care homes, day centres, special schools and community settings.

People are at the heart of what we do. Click or tap on the map to discover some of our stories from across the UK and find out more about how people in healthcare are benefitting from live music experiences.

All Stories
Balloch: David's story

"It’s just a fantastic way for David to engage with something that he loves… I see the benefit it has for David and I would hate to think there's anyone out there who can't access it. It would be such a shame."

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.

Rochdale: Mike's story

Live music should be on prescription for people living with dementia. While thoughts can be difficult to form and process, emotions aren't – and music evokes them.

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."