"A Choir in Every Care Home" is an exciting new initiative to explore how singing could feature in every care home across the country. Please help us to achieve this vision!

This survey is for those who lead singing for older people in care, or who manage such singing leaders. We want to make sure that this knowledge, expertise and understanding is taken into account in any recommendations made. It is a very important part of the project.

There are 4 pages of questions, and we've found that takes about 15 minutes to complete them all. We appreciate that your time is very valuable, so any information in response to the questions would be very much appreciated. If there are questions that you cannot answer or do not feel applicable, please just skip them.

(Note: we recognise that “singing” can include not only vocalisation but other ways of making sounds and music together, especially for those unable to vocalise. We want to be as inclusive as possible so in this survey, please use your own definition of “singing”.)

Funded and initiated by the Baring Foundation, it is a unique collaboration between 30 leading national organisations from the worlds of adult social care, music and healthcare research. It is being led by three major organisations in the field: Live Music Now, which provides national leadership for musicians working in the care sector; Sound Sense, the UK professional association for community music; and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre, providing cutting edge research on the medical and social impacts of singing. The project will take place between May 2015 and April 2016 at which point a report will be issued with recommendations for next steps.

Thank you so much for your help!