Moving Music Online was 10-session project for people with dementia and their carers and took place from March to July 2021. We worked closely with the Tisbury and Salisbury Area Memory Groups to enable access to the sessions for people living with dementia.
Funded by Comic Relief, Wiltshire Council Area Boards and the Covid-19 Support Fund, we met regularly to share personal stories, songs and movement. This helped us all feel less isolated and supported the transition to post-lockdown life.
During the project we provided a paid training opportunity to a music and movement facilitator, offered training in dementia to the project team, and created videos of the sessions for participants to watch between sessions.
The project led to our recent ‘Move and Make Music’ project, and many of the participants joined us when we were back ‘in the room’.
We work in London and the South with people with long term health conditions, people with learning disabilities and intergenerationally. Find out more about our past and current projects here.
We are all community music practitioners alongside running Sounds Better CIC, so understand the training needs, the challenges, and the techniques that are most effective in the room better than anyone.
Depending on the role, we can offer training in facilitation, experience in working with people with long term health conditions and learning disability and a way to connect with your local community more.