Our Music Strategy

Music therapy has been at the heart of our holistic approach to excellent care and support for people in later life.

Music is a key part of our holistic approach to care and support at MHA, enabling people to live later life well. We are proud of our Music Therapy service and wish to build on this, as well as appreciate how music plays an important part in all of our lives.

Music has the power to evoke many different emotions and memories: the songs we used to dance to, and the ones we might still be dancing to; the bands that we followed; music that inspired us; music that helped us through celebrations as well as sad times; and music that moves us and gives us meaning.

Our Music Strategy sets out commitments on how the use of music enables residents and members to live later life well, as well as how music can play a key role for family members and colleagues. The commitments in the strategy aim to offer the best possible music provision, care, and support. 

Our commitments to music:

  • We will ensure that music is used effectively, to enhance mind, body, and spirit, and the use of music is person-centered.
  • We will grow our music therapy service ensuring it's used to its best effect across the full range of MHA services.
  • We will ensure all our services have access to high-quality music, both in-person and digitally.
  • We will use music as part of our holistic approach in supporting colleagues and relatives. 
  • We will use music to further engage the wider community, deepening existing and new relationships. 

To learn more about our commitments to using music as part of our support, enabling older people to live later life well, please read our Music Strategy >

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Support our Music Therapy

To provide our life-enhancing music therapy service for our residents living with dementia, we rely on donations and fundraising support.

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