Since 2014, OOTS has delivered a programme of over 500 live performance workshops to people with dementia, their families, staff and carers in 40 care homes and 7 dementia cafés in Birmingham, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Nuneaton & Bedworth in partnership with music therapy charity Mindsong. 21 OOTS players are trained by Mindsong to deliver this activity, alongside receiving specialist mentoring and support.
Sue Pope, OOTS Learning & Participation Manager and Dementia Champion:
“Music has such a powerful role in supporting people at whatever stage of their dementia journey. It is such an amazing experience to see people come alive with the music; join in, tap their feet, sing along and really get involved with the sessions. We are so pleased to be able to bring our professional musicians to these homes & cafés and know that our players are gaining a great deal from the experience too.”
If you would like to find out more about our projects and activities for older people, please contact Learning & Participation Manager Sue Pope at: email@example.com