Deal helps take music to care home residents
The £500 sponsorship deal between Rotherham-based Yorkshire Windows and Lost Chord UK will see selected residents at Richmond Care Home in Sprotbrough who are no longer able to leave their beds enjoy a series of interactive iPad/tablet/laptop sessions.
Professional musicians of the Maltby-based charity provide a range of interactive musical activities in care homes, day centres and other venues across the region and nationally.
The new deal will enable them to provide bespoke online individual performances tailored to the needs of the four selected residents who all have dementia and are receiving palliative care.
Lost Chord UK chief executive Clare Langan said: “This is a new concept for us and one that allows us to take our musicians right to a person’s bedside and we believe it is a service that will re-open a window on the world to them.
“Music has been proved to unlock memories in a way nothing else can and over the ten weeks of the sessions we will be monitoring how the residents respond and progress.”
She added: “We are confident that, as a result, we will be unrolling these sessions to many more care homes across the region.”
Yorkshire Windows managing director Ian Chester said: “As a Yorkshire business, we are very keen to support Yorkshire charities and Lost Chord UK is doing brilliant work in an area that touches so many lives.”