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Midland Partnership Foundation Trust’s Arts for Health department wishes to remind people living in Stafford, Cannock and Shropshire of the next dates to meet for their Songs for You programme.

Songs for You provides fortnightly singing sessions for people with dementia, their carers and older adults experiencing isolation to come together and sing a range of well-known songs plus some new ones in a safe and friendly environment.

The project is vital for people who love music and singing or just want to be somewhere joyous and friendly – where they can share interests with others.  There is always a chance for a cuppa and a piece of cake, plus laughter as well as plenty of singing.

Music and singing are something that the person with dementia and the carer can share together – when so many other interests and activities can no longer be enjoyed. Song lyrics and music seem to remain in the memory when other critical aspects are lost or forgotten. So it reminds the person of who they are and allows them a glimpse of their former self. 

Our Songs for You sessions delivered by our music practitioner Gillie Nicholls also provide a support and social circle to participants, some who may have lost friends/ loved ones because of their illness.

The project takes place in Stafford, Cannock and Shrewsbury and the sessions are organised by Arts for Health, part of Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The next sessions funded by The People’s Post Code Lottery are as follows:

  • Stafford:  Monday 29th April at 1.30pm: Walton Village Hall, Green Gore Lane, Walton on the Hill, Stafford ST17 0LD
  • Cannock: Tuesday 30th April at 1.30pm: St Thomas Church, Dual Way, Stafford Road, Huntington, Cannock WS12 4PD
  • Shrewsbury: Thursday 2nd May: The Trinity Centre, Meole Brace Church, Church Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF

Pictured Songs Practitioner :  Gillie Nicholls

For more information please contact Helen Wilson on 01785 221328 or 07964 208542 or email helen.wilson@mpft.nhs.uk

For Shrewsbury contact Jessica Kent on 01743 210048 or 07814 752783  
or email jessica.kent@mpft.nhs.uk

Arts for Health Contact Details

Jessica Kent - Arts for Health Lead

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS

Jessica.kent@mpft.nhs.uk 
01743 210048 / 07814 752783
 

Helen Wilson - Project Worker

St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3AG

Helen.wilson@mpft.nhs.uk 
01785 221328

Eleanor Babb - Project Worker

St, George's Hospital, Corporation Street,
Stafford ST16 3AG

Eleanor.babb@mpft.nhs.uk
01785
221328

Diana Buckle - Administrator

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS

Diana.buckle@mpft.nhs.uk
01743
210038

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

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0300 790 7000
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