Music is a great way to come together. We have regular musical entertainers join us at Campion Gardens Care Home, and Peri Lynn is one of them. Her rendition of classic ’50s and ’60s songs always have our residents singing along. It quickly became apparent to us that Peri was the perfect person to help us start our choir group at the village. We’re looking forward to the Autumn when we’ll be commencing with our regular choir group which will be open to residents of the village and the general public.

Live music in care has been acknowledged as being beneficial for residents and members of staff. A major new national report has recommended that live music should be essential in all UK care homes. Led by Live Music Now and the University of Winchester, it presents ground-breaking evidence about how music can benefit people living and working in care, and provides practical guidance about how music can be introduced affordably and sustainably.

“We have known for some time that carefully delivered music activities can provide significant benefits for people who live and work in care. At last, this important report presents rigorous evidence showing how music can impact on whole care settings, not just on individuals. There should no longer be any excuses – live music programmes should be essential for all UK care homes. This report shows why, and what practical steps care homes can take to embrace this.” – Professor Martin Green OBE, UK Govt Dementia Champion, CEO of Care England

You can read the full report here. Keep an eye on our Facebook and website for further updates on our choir group.

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