Bristol Reggae Orchestra

Bristol Reggae Orchestra

People’s Health Trust addresses social determinants of health as described by the WHO, by supporting projects that increase collective control and build social links and ties. Encouraging collective control is described by the WHO as a wider social determinant of health. Giving local communities greater control to determine what happens in their neighbourhood brings about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing.

Vitality – Movement to Music for the Over Sixties

Vitality – Movement to Music for the Over Sixties

VITALITY provides movement to music classes for the over sixties and those younger with medical conditions that cannot exercise or take part in similar activities in any other way. We are part of artsNK which deliver visual and performing arts projects, initiatives and events in Lincolnshire.

Music in Stroke services

Air Arts Royal Derby Hospital

An 18 month project from March 2015 set up by Air Arts to embed music listening, music participation and music therapy approaches into Stroke Services at the Royal Derby Hospital.  

The project had two main aims:
• To improve patient experience, wellbeing and recovery through use of music through a variety of delivery methods.  
• To train staff to incorporate elements of music listening, therapy and participation into their daily therapy sessions with patients.

Our objectives were:

Creative Homes

Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes

Aims and objectives:
At Creative Homes we support families to give children the best start in life. Our playful solutions reduce daily stresses in the home and help create happier, healthier and better connected families.
From toothbrushing to healthy eating, toilet training to reducing mess and clutter, we’re here to help reduce day-to-day stress in the home. We offer a range of simple playful and creative solutions, which give families a helping hand towards building lasting, positive routines.

Plymouth Music Zone

Plymouth Music Zone logo
Barbara singing, Plymouth Music Zone
CD Digifile Back, Plymouth Music Zone
CD Digifile Front, Plymouth Music Zone
David Clarke with microphone and earphones, Plymouth Music Zone
Plymouth Music Zone

Plymouth Music Zone is a highly regarded multi-award winning community music charity that uses the power of music to reach out to some of the most vulnerable or marginalised individuals supported within health, social care, education and community settings.  The organisation engages up to 1000 people every week with over 60 weekly music activities. It also brings people together through special projects, events and specialised training. It aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve people’s skills, emotional wellbeing and social connectedness.

Hear My Voice, Share My Song

Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song logo

‘Hear My Voice, Share my Song’ was a unique pilot intergenerational music project, taking place in Northumberland Heath, Bexley. It involved children aged five and under and their parents, a local pre-school nursery, and older people living in the area. The project was designed to share and exchange the cultural and musical understanding of participants, whilst developing a shared musical experience between the generations.

Music for Life

Music for Life, Wigmore Hall

Aims –

  • To improve quality of life for people living with dementia through:
  • Participatory music projects
  • Experiential staff training
  • Workforce development with musicians

Sing and Mingle Carers/Cared For Choir

Rona Topaz

Sing and Mingle Carers/Cared For Choir, a singing group meeting weekly at Manor Farm Day Centre, Egham. Aims and objectives are to allow carers to have respite from their caring responsibilities and to meet and sing with other carers in a supportive environment.
Cared for are welcome to join in or take part in the other activities taking place concurrently at the day centre. Funded on an ongoing basis by Spelthorne and Runnymede Borough Councils. Timescale: outgoing once weekly. Delivery dates: Fridays from 11-12pm

Description of the arts activity


Nick Rutter

STROKESTRA is a pioneering collaboration between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and the Humber NHS Trust’s Hull Integrated Community Stroke Service (HICSS) which uses group creative music-making alongside professional musicians to drive patient-led recovery in stroke survivors and their carers.

Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera logo

Streetwise Opera uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced homelessness and other members of the community, we run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas.

The aim of our work is to increase participants’ physical and emotional wellbeing and increase social inclusion.
Funding sources: Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Macquarie Group Foundation, various private trusts and foundations, individual donors and fundraising events.

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