Aims

    • Promote better health and wellbeing for all ages and abilities through singing and music-making.
    • Work with people living with a range of social, physical or emotional health conditions and their carers to help bring about the wide range of known social, emotional, physical and mental health benefits that singing and music-making with others can bring.
    • Build capacity within our communities to increase Singing for Health opportunities.
    • Contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of our local communities through improved health and wellbeing and increased social, economic and cultural opportunities.
  • We meet our aims by:

    • Providing fun, interactive community-based singing and music-making sessions for all ages and abilities that help participants increase physical activity through using the voice, movement, percussion and/or props.
    • Helping participants build confidence, where necessary and increase social and peer-support networks.
    • Injecting targeted exercises or activities into songs, where necessary to help people improve particular health conditions.
    • Fundraising and operating on a not-for-profit basis to keep sessions at a low cost (if not free) for participants where possible.
    • Providing volunteering opportunities relating to all aspects associated with running the organisation as well as delivering sessions.

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  • Playing For Cake (25 of 42)Working with health care professionals and community group leaders, where necessary, to design musical activities that can help bring about specific health needs or goals (i.e. in relation to specific conditions) .
  • Helping local musicians and other members of our community (including former participants!) develop their musicianship, skills and confidence by leading songs or sessions with our support.  This helps build capacity within the PFC community and beyond!  Some may wish to develop their skills further to become singing for health practitioners. 
  • Paying our session-leaders when we can. This is important if we are to properly support practitioners, build capacity and deliver sustainable services locally. We need to be able to recruit and help train people of working age as well as retired people. We also need funds to pay volunteers’ expenses and be able to cover running costs such as insurance and general administration expenses etc.

Interactive music session involving props!