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PRESS RELEASE – Caring for Rushcliffe Carers – A Music Oasis

oasis workshopRushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group and Nottinghamshire County Council are providing a workshop for Carers in Rushcliffe to learn about the power of music to enhance their quality of life and providing them with a specially designed toolkit “My Music Oasis” from local charity, musicworks.

The “My Music Oasis” workshop is designed for people caring for others, and aims to recognise and celebrate the vital role they play, often at a significant cost to themselves.

The fun and interactive workshop, run by musicworks’ training partner, JoCo Learning and Development, looks at how the “My Music Oasis” toolkit is used to capture personalised music and make beneficial use of it in the daily life of a Carer. It will be an opportunity to meet other Carers and socialise whilst creating their own personalised playlist. Participants will receive the toolkit free of charge to keep and use.

The “My Music Oasis” toolkit, designed by West Bridgford based charity, musicworks enables Carers to draw together pieces of music and memories that are significant to them and can be used to aid rest and relaxation, and focus the mind on the good times that they have shared with the person they care for.

John Osborne, Chair and Artistic Director of musicworks said, “Understanding the power of music, and how to use it, is a profound way to empower your health and enrich your life. Music has been shown to ease physical discomfort and pain, ease emotional distress, promote spiritual awareness, aid relaxation, enhance relationships, improve quality of life, support life review and bring joy and positivity which are all vital to allow Carers to continue their support of others on a day to day basis”.

Marie, a carer from NHS Rushcliffe CCG Patient Cabinet said “This workshop sounds exciting and a lot of fun. It’s an interesting and relaxing way for Carers to share memories and socialise. I’m really looking forward to choosing my playlist”.

Penny Spice from Nottinghamshire County Council, said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with both our local NHS and independent sector colleagues on this exciting and innovative project.”

The event will take place on the 20th October 2015 between 2pm and 5pm at West Bridgford Library. Carers who are interested in taking part should call 0115 9145879 or 07955016377 to book a space. Places are limited to 20 participants. Download the flyer information here: Oasis Workshop – Rushcliffe CCG

For more information about the workshop please contact Kate Williams on the numbers above.

Participants must be registered with a GP in Rushcliffe to be eligible for a place on the free session.
Participants can reclaim replacement care costs from Nottinghamshire County Council whilst attending the workshop – details of how to claim will be supplied at the workshop

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