Dementia Inclusive Choir Network – Luminate in partnership with Scottish Care

Scottish Care is working in partnership with Luminate - Scotland's creative ageing organisation - and are planning to create a Dementia Inclusive Choir network throughout Scotland. This network aims to ensure that people who are living with dementia, along with their carers, are able to sing in choirs in their local area.

An exciting opportunity has came up for community music training opportunities in Stornoway and Dumfries that may be of interest to activity coordinators at local care venues, especially if they lead singing activities and would like to develop their musicianship skills. Whilst many working in healthcare venues may feel the dementia inclusion training is not needed, in Stornoway the training will be split so people can just attend the community music training.

In Dumfries they are piloting an integrated approach so it would be a mix of both types of training plus group management training led by Making Music over a full day. 

Come and Sing Event

This dementia inclusive singing event will feature an exciting mix of different songs and styles. This is a chance to sing together with community choirs, singing groups and individual singers. There will also be an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy refreshments after the event.

Dementia Inclusive Training

The Dementia Inclusive Training sessions are designed for choir leaders and organisers, community workers and professionals working in the care and healthcare sector. This enables leaders to develop new and stronger skills and knowledge around choral leadership and dementia-inclusive practice, with the aim to increase the accessibility of choirs and singing opportunities across Scotland to people living with dementia and their carers.

Upcoming Events

Come and Sing - Stornoway

Thursday 26 September 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Dementia Inclusive Training - Stornoway

Saturday 28 September 2019, 9:00am-3:00pm

Come and Sing - Dumfries

Saturday 12 October 2019, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Dementia Inclusive Training - Dumfries

Sunday 13 October, 10:00am-4:00pm

Please click the buttons below for more information or you can call the Luminate office on 0131 668 8066 or email [email protected].