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Home | Luminate News | New training and events programme from Scotland’s Dementia Inclusive Singing Network

New training and events programme from Scotland’s Dementia Inclusive Singing Network

Tue, 21st Jul 2020

Join us for a discussion about working online with dementia inclusive singing groups, in the first of a new programme of events and training with Scotland’s Dementia Inclusive Singing Network.

Age Scotland’s dementia training team will lead this first network-wide online discussion on 29th July, focusing on the benefits of group singing and how, in the current situation, we can lead singing sessions using video conferencing software in ways that are inclusive for those living with dementia.

There will be practical advice on how to overcome obstacles, and opportunities to discuss experiences and share learning.

Kirsty Walker, Dementia Inclusive Singing Network Manager, said: “We know that all choirs and singing groups continue to be affected by the impact of Covid-19.

Our commitment to helping ensure people living with dementia can sing as part of a group has not changed. In the coming months we want to work with people living with dementia, their carers and singing group leaders, to find practical ways of making sure online singing sessions are truly inclusive, as well as supporting a gradual and safe return to face-to-face engagement when the time is right.

We’re really pleased to be able to deliver this first event, which will help us develop future network training sessions.”

The event will be on Zoom Wednesday, 29th July, 2pm – 3.15pm. All participants must be members of the Network. You can join by completing a short online form here.

To register for the event, please email singing@luminatescotland.org with your full name and email address. Once you register you’ll be sent details of how to join the session.

The Dementia Inclusive Singing Network is run by Luminate with funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Baring Foundation, in partnership with Age Scotland, Making Music and Scottish Care.

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