'A Choir in Every Care Home' is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country.
Last summer, many of you contributed to a survey to tell us about the activities of amateur choirs and other music groups in care homes. It was really interesting, and the data gathered is going to feature in our final report, which we’ll tell you about soon.
What we would love is for any choirs that work often in care homes to give us a more detailed description of what you do, so that we have some case studies that other groups can learn from. If you might be prepared to do this, please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide you with a template.
Thank you very much indeed for any help you can give us.
Evan Dawson, Executive Director Live Music Now (and formerly on the Making Music staff!)
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. Funded and initiated by the Baring Foundation, it is a unique collaboration between 30 leading national organisations from the worlds of adult social care, music and healthcare research.
It is led by three major organisations in the field: Live Music Now (which provides national leadership for musicians working in the care sector); Sound Sense (the UK professional association for community music); and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre (providing cutting edge research on the medical and social impacts of singing). You can read more about it on the project website.