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‘Music in Care’ Supported by Donation from John Lewis’ ‘Music Matters’

In June, we announced that we had received a grant from the John Lewis Partnership’s ‘Music Matters’ fund for our Care Homes Project fund. (see previous article here)

On the 17th of November, Louise Law and James Cordin from John Lewis Partnership in Nottingham, visited staff from Kingfisher Court and Seely Hirst House on their final day of ‘Soundtrack to my Life’ Training.

Staff from Kingfisher Court and Seely Hirst House meet staff from John Lewis

Staff from Kingfisher Court and Seely Hirst House meet staff from John Lewis

Both Care Homes were given the opportunity for members of their management and staff to receive FREE training and toolkits as part of the Care Homes Project.

John Osborne, Chair and Artistic Director of musicworks said: “We were thrilled to receive this grant from the John Lewis Partnership. As a direct consequence of the award we have been able to provide toolkits and training to two local care homes to implement the ‘Soundtrack to My Life’. In addition to directly enhancing the quality of life for residents with dementia, this innovative and creative approach will greatly enhance the skills and knowledge of care and support staff.”

We look forward to keeping in touch with the Care Homes and following their progress with ‘Music in Care’.

The training was provided by JoCo Learning & Development. Thanks to Seely Hirst House for hosting the training sessions.

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