National survey launched to look at singing for health groups and community choirs during lockdown
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Musicians leading Singing for Health Groups and Community Choirs supporting the wellbeing of their members, can take part by completing the online questionnaire here.
The surveys will run from Monday 18 May for four weeks and a report on the findings will be available by early July.
Evan Dawson, CEO of Live Music Now said:
“During these difficult times, Live Music Now's musicians cannot visit care homes in person, to continue bringing live music to the people who live and work there. However, they and the National Care Forum, have told us that music is more important than ever; helping separated people connect and communicate; expressing individual and shared identities; and lifting, processing and reflecting our moods and emotions.
“For many years, Live Music Now has been processing and developing the evidence, to inform and support this work, with our trusted partners. During the past few weeks, the team at LMN has adapted this approach, moving things online, developing ways to maintain connections through music, for people living and working in care. The feedback from care homes has been tremendously encouraging, whilst also providing a role and income for freelance musicians.”