If you run a choir or singing group in Scotland that has an inclusive approach when it comes to welcoming and including people living with dementia, you can join the network and be featured on a new online search tool and map. This will be available very soon, and will promote dementia inclusive singing opportunities across the country.
The first step is to complete our self-evaluation form. This form takes you through the dementia inclusive principles of the singing network. If your group is partly or fully achieving these principles, you will be able to take the next step which is to complete the sign-up form to join the network.
We have identified a number of principles as essential features of groups who welcome and include people living with dementia, and created a self-evaluation form to help you assess your choir or singing group’s current approach to dementia inclusion.
If your group is partly or fully achieving ALL principles and your group is based in Scotland, you are eligible to join the Dementia Inclusive Singing Network. You do not need to share your answers with us, but please complete the self-evaluation form before you complete the form to join the network.
If your group would like to be dementia-inclusive but you are not currently achieving all the principles, then we hope the form is a helpful tool for you to reflect on your practice and build on it.
Check out Luminate’s Dementia Inclusive Singing Network Guides to find out practical ways you can improve your group’s inclusivity for people living with dementia!
Principles of the Dementia Inclusive Singing Network self-evaluation form
Please follow and complete each stage of this online form to list your choir or singing group and become a member of the Dementia Inclusive Singing Network. By joining the network, you are making information about your dementia inclusive choir / singing group available in our search tool and map.
Before completing this form, please make sure you have completed the self-evaluation form. We will send you a notification annually to prompt you to check / update your group’s details, as well as to complete the self-evaluation form again to assess how your group has changed or developed its practice.
If you do not have an email address and are unable to complete this online form, please contact us to request a hard copy form by post.