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Coda Music Trust – Music for Health and Wellbeing

Music for Health and Wellbeing was developed in response to a need for services for individuals who are taking up personal budgets as part of the roll out of self-directed support in health and social care.

Name of Organisation:

CODA Music Trust

 

Title of project/programme:

Music for Health and Wellbeing

 

Dates of project/programme:

2010-11

Summary

CODA, Music for Health and Well-being Programme was developed in response to a need for services for individuals who are taking up personal budgets as part of the roll out of self-directed support in health and social care. The programme advocated for and delivered music development activities which impact on:

  • Health and well-being; Self esteem and confidence
  • Social and communication skills; aspiration and motivation
  • Emotional and mental health

CODA is a unique resource on the Dorset/Hampshire border providing music tuition, creative music workshops and music for health and wellbeing for people of all ages and all abilities (www.coda.org.uk). The Music for Health and Wellbeing programme was funded by the Dorset Social Care Innovation Fund, which was created to support the development of new and innovative services to help meet the increasing needs of service users who are taking up personal budgets.

Following a period of research and consultation CODA developed:

  • Start the Week with a Song, a vocal exercise group with Parkinson and stroke sufferers
  • The Beautiful Sound, a rock school for adults with learning disabilities
  • Golden Moments, a singing group with Dementia sufferers
  • Sparks, a workshop using music and movement for relaxation aimed at people experiencing mental health problems

They also offered a visiting workshop to residential care homes and promoted their existing music therapy service as part of the programme.

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