An award-winning music and dementia charity is bringing the power of personal playlists to Cumbria.
Playlist for Life is inviting community groups and organisations across the county to join their free Help Point network, sharing the power of personal music for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Playlist for Life was founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, who lived with dementia, to ensure that everyone living with the condition has a playlist of personal music and that everyone who cares for them to know how to use it effectively.
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the charity has appointed local organiser Mark Costello to run a 12-month project building a network of Help Points in Cumbria.
Mark said: “It’s great to be working in the community on a project with such marvellous benefits. I am looking forward to meeting groups and organisations and raising awareness of Playlists.”
Playlist for Life currently works with over 1000 Help Points around the UK. It’s free to sign up to become a Help Point, and the organisation will receive a free pack of printed resources to share as part of their activities.
Anyone interested in becoming a community Help Point or volunteering is invited to visit www.playlistforlife.org.uk and/or contact: Mark at [email protected] or telephone: 07476359601