Live Music Now is a national charity delivering thousands of participatory music sessions for older people in Care Homes and the community each year. Their work is endorsed by the Care Quality Commission, and they also work in partnership with a number of large care providers as well as with national organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society.
”Before the residency Penny (LWD) was quieter. Now she’s much more open, communicative and confident and getting more involved. She is really flourishing and you can see that in a few of the residents”- Care Home Manager and Activities Coordinator, A Choir in Every Care Home project
Their artist, Louis, has been involved in several major projects in Care Homes, including ‘A Choir in Every Care Home’ – a staff development project working with care staff at two homes to help them develop their own creative leadership skills. Louis plays guitar and other string instruments.
”What really came through for us about the musicians was their openness to new ideas. This was very important. They took a personal approach and were attached to the residents. They have empowered the whole team”- Care Home Manager and Activities Coordinator, A Choir in Every Care Home project