Our Working Papers have distilled the sharings and emerging leanings of both the Working Group and the consortium, to provoke further debate and discussion. They have shaped the direction of the initiative to date, form the basis of the toolkits, and provide the evidence of our recommendations for future work. Click on the title of each paper to download it.
30 working group members from social care, wellbeing and arts sectors spent a day shaping the project and deciding on the work to be done. This paper shows what took place, and tracks developments in the activities.
This working paper shows some of the raw data that we analysed to produce WP2. Unfortunately most of the data is in a single very large spreadsheet that cannot be easily be paginated for reading.
The second meeting of our full Working Group, with several new organisations joining us. This paper shows what took place, and the input of the different organisations represented.
To aid thinking for future developments, this paper draws the parallels between Sing Up (a programme designed to get 20,000 largely-autonomous, heavily-pressured, regulated primary schools to sing every day) and ACIECH (a programme designed to get 20,000 largely-autonomous, heavily-pressured, regulated care homes to sing every day).
We approached several different organisations and leaders that had been recommended to us as examples of how singing and music can be particularly effective for older people. This paper sets out detailed case studies from 27 different approaches. Our analysis of the data will be published shortly, once the contributors’ approval has been given.
This paper outlines the potential impact that a regular singing programme could have on a care home’s CQC Assessment, and the views of the National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence. It has been agreed by the CQC, and updated to address the new KLOE criteria.