Activities for Elderly People in Care Homes

Jennifer Stone writing in 2017 From my time running a care home, I learned that listening to other people’s ideas can really improve the systems you have in place. The days when nursing homes sat all their residents around the perimeter of a lounge with a TV on in the corner that they could neitherContinue reading “Activities for Elderly People in Care Homes”

I used to, but …

MUSIC is a natural part of life for most children and young people – in school, at home, and in their social lives. Exposure to it and experience of it has huge benefits. But is that the same for looked after children living in residential care? That’s what Creative Scotland wanted to find out. TheContinue reading “I used to, but …”

Inspiring and supporting music in care homes

A Choir in Every #CareHome is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country. They have launched an online toolkit to inspire and support care homes to bring music into the lives of residents. This is a free resource with practical ideas on how to introduceContinue reading “Inspiring and supporting music in care homes”