New research, carried out by the Salford Institute for Dementia at our specially created music café, has found that people living with dementia who regularly experience live music have reduced isolation, increased wellbeing and improved peer support.
We are delighted to have received a new grant for just over £30,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund so that more people isolated in healthcare settings can experience the healing power of live music through our #MusicEveryDay live stream sessions.
As part of our Play it Again SAV! project, a songwriting pilot ran in late 2019 with veterans at Scottish War Blinded, Erskine and Royal British Legion Scotland centres.
In January 2019, Music in Hospitals & Care received two grants from the Darkley Trust and the Arts Council of Wales to provide Dementia specific communication training days for our musicians working in Wales. Throughout the Spring we organised three training events, which took place in Wrexham, Swansea and Cardiff.
Students on Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Music, Community and Wellbeing module will be observing professional musicians from Music in Hospitals & Care over the next two terms as part of an ongoing partnership with the institution.
Our musicians Kirsten Easdale & Gregor Lowrey will be visiting the Tigh Na Drochaid Resource Centre in Portree for a week of interactive music sessions culminating in a live performance for the local community.
Please give today to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and adults through the healing power of live music.