Songs for You

We run Songs for You sessions in the community for people with dementia to attend with their carers.  The sessions offer a safe and welcoming environment, they are professionally led and there are friendly staff and volunteers to support.   We sing well-known songs and learn new ones and this stimulating activity can help with general wellbeing and confidence.  You will meet others with similar experiences and there is tea and cake after the session and time to chat with friends and make new ones. 


Dance

Dance is taking place on our older adult wards both at Redwoods and at St George’s. We have experienced dance practitioners Rachel Liggitt and Helen Yeomans delivering to our inpatients, taking them through a range of gentle movement to music and exploring the benefits of this art form for wellbeing. 

The benefits of movement sessions include: stimulating cognitive function, improving mobility and responsiveness, connecting people and creating a sense of community, stimulating the senses, improving balance, co-ordination and confidence and encouraging self-expression in a safe environment.


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