Music

May 22, 2019

A Choir in Every Care Home

Live Music Now

Launched in May 2015, A Choir in Every Care Home is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country.

The Toolkit for Care Homes, aimed at care homes and musicians, provides practical tips and advice on how to bring music into the lives of care home residents.

Watch 5 videos made by Live Music Now on how to lead a music session.

Tutorial on how to lead singing sessions for older people

September 9, 2019

Boogie Mites

Find out more about Boogie Mite’s Intergenerational Music initiative : Sharing Music to Boost Well-being and Community Cohesion.

Boogie Mites have conducted an evaluation measuring community cohesion in two care homes and a day centre in Portsmouth. These settings care for older people and have been visited by children aged 10 months – 4 years, either from a Nursery School setting or with parents old on a weekly basis, for Intergenerational music sessions.

May 22, 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE, NAPA

Written in association with NAPA, the SCIE website has a dedicated page aimed at encouraging participation in the arts for people living in care homes.

Packed full of information about a wide range of arts activities including creative writing, visual arts, dance, using puppets, sculpture, music, pottery, digital arts, gardening and everyday creativity.

June 4, 2019

Arts Toolkit for Activity Co-ordinators and Care Staff

Arts Derbyshire

Arts Derbyshire Toolkit is aimed at staff and Activity Co-ordinators in care settings, wishing to plan and deliver arts projects. This Toolkit was produced as part of the ‘Music in Care Homes’ project which took place in 2010 and 2011. It includes information on funding, recruiting artists, promoting projects and evaluation.