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Singing for Wellbeing

(Hampshire)

We wish to set up 2 Singing for Wellbeing groups to benefit older people with dementia in Farnborough and Eastleigh. The groups will bring people together in a friendly environment. A trained instructor will lead the groups. Singing provides a way for people with dementia to express themselves and can reduce feelings of anxiety and loneliness.

Our goals:

  • Providing a safe, friendly and stimulating environment for people with dementia and their carers to socialise together
  • Enabling people with dementia in Eastleigh and Farnborough to express themselves through music and singing, led by a trained instructor
  • Reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation amongst 25 people with dementia and their carers at each session in Eastleigh and Farnborough
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How we will achieve our goals

An award would enable us to set up two Sing for Wellbeing groups in Hampshire, in Eastleigh and Farnborough. An award would enable us to hire two venues and the trained instructors to run the Singing for Wellbeing groups for a year, supporting people living with dementia by providing singing and music in a stimulating, social environment.

Where the money will go

The project will provide older people living with dementia (and their carers) in Eastleigh and Farnborough with a friendly group to attend that would use singing to help them to express themselves and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Carers would also be able to support one another in this safe environment.

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  1. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Good luck

  2. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Hi Mark, thanks for all you do,
    Regards,
    Eric

  3. Posted on August 13, 2017

    What a truly fantastic idea. I used to work for Mha and its ethos and values are amazing. I miss it so much. But good luck in getting it granted. Jen x

  4. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Excellent work by an exceptional charity who really cares and supports

  5. Posted on August 22, 2017

    good luck

  6. Posted on August 25, 2017

    Really hope that this award is granted – a really good idea!

  7. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Good luck, I have everything crossed for you Tanya

  8. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Mha deserve to win the award great company to work for their values are amazing good luck Mha
    Flora

  9. Posted on September 3, 2017

    My Mum has this awful disease and would love to go to something like this,we live in Somerset and not sure if there is anything like it here. Best of luck

  10. Posted on September 4, 2017

    I think this is an amazing project i hope you get it…you are doing a brilliant
    job keep it up well done. ☺

  11. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Best of luck

  12. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Have voted, good luck!

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