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Spring News

We have some interesting dates coming up we wanted to share with you. A Music in Care seminar at the Dementia Centre and some Safeguarding training dates in Nottingham for more details, see below. We also wanted to congratulate our very own Farai Pfende who recently celebrated being a National Finalist at the Great British […]

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Music is Medicine

PRESS RELEASE – New Book ‘Music is Medicine’ Released to Help People Going Through Medical Treatment

John Osborne, Managing Director at JoCo Learning & Development in West Bridgford, Nottingham has published a book, ‘Music is Medicine’ to help people who are undergoing medical treatment through music. John has been developing resources and training in the use of music in healthcare and social care for several years. Having been diagnosed with a rare […]

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Care Award

PRESS RELEASE – Head of Learning & Development Recognised with Award for Training

Farai Pfende, Head of Learning & Development at JoCo Learning & Development in West Bridgford, Nottingham has been presented with the Care Trainer Award at the Great East Midlands Care Awards. JoCo are a training and consultancy company for the healthcare and social care sector. They support local and national care organisations by designing and […]

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Soundtrack to My Life Book

A New Look for our Music in Care Suite!

Since our formation the JoCo Team has been developing resources and delivering training in the use of music as part of a person-centred approach to care. We have had phenomenal feedback from care provider organisations, registered managers, staff, family and individuals themselves.  As more teams across England embrace the use of music as part of […]

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newsletter november 2016

Read All About It! Latest Learning & Development News is Out!

The latest issue of our Learning & Development News is out! Click to read issue twelve for November 2016: l-and-d-news-issue-12-november-2016 This issue includes an article on the Agency Staff Induction and Training, our new look Music in Care resources,  an Interview with Nick Gale, Director of Bendigo Systems, information about the latest events and research projects and much […]

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arts in dementia

Arts in Dementia Care: Beware of the Silo Building

I am looking forward the upcoming TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference entitled “Research into Practice”. I come from a healthcare and training background and am a keen supporter and advocate of arts in care (music especially) I look forward to improving my knowledge and confidence through the conference. I won’t lie though, my feathers are always […]

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activity coordinators

The Role of the ‘Activity Coordinators’ – Misguided & Misunderstood?

According to ‘Skills for Care’ the role of an activities co-ordinator is: “…to develop, create and oversee social activities for people who need care and support. [They] are responsible for planning and implementing an activity plan for each resident which will stimulate new interests and skills, and meet their individual needs. They assist in promoting […]

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Musicians in care homes

Musicians in Care Homes

If you are a musician who has had the privilege of providing entertainment in a care home, hospice or other care setting then you will know that live music should not be used as a nice little extra that people have when there is spare time or money. Music for people with dementia, physical and […]

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