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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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Why Music in Dementia Care?

Why music in dementia care? Because no other sensory stimulus works like this. Watch our short video below: Stimulating the brain is an important part of supporting people with dementia to remain mentally sharp and physically active. Brain activities are showing that they can slow down the progress of the disease. With an affordable and […]

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Soundtrack to My Life Music in Care Training

The First Music in Care Training Program for Frontline Dementia Care Staff

Music has long been recognised as beneficial to people with dementia and other memory loss conditions. Music has been used in a variety of activities as part of care for decades. From the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Singing for the Brain’, music therapy and independent musicians entertaining care home residents to radios turned on to keep those living […]

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My Music Oasis Workshops

My Music Oasis Workshops Report – 2016

We recently ran a series of workshops for family Carers across Nottinghamshire. The workshops focused on the use of personalised music as a tool for comfort, relaxation and resilience. JoCo Learning & Development developed the workshop using the ‘My Music Oasis’ toolkit one of a series by the charity musicworks. The workshop was then commissioned […]

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Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment

VALUES BASED RECRUITMENT is an approach which attracts and recruits employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of your organisation. This should take place as part of existing recruitment processes which assess aptitude and skills. VALUES are not easy to define. Perhaps your definition of a value indicates […]

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