A Choir in Every Care Home

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

This survey is for anyone working within a care home (or similar), including senior staff and activity co-ordinators, whether or not you have any involvement with music. A very important part of this project is getting the views of organisations and people working in the care sector directly with older people. We want to make sure that this knowledge, expertise and understanding is taken into account in any recommendations made.

We appreciate that 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. The whole survey has 3 pages, and we think it should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 

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 completed with recommendations for next steps.

Thank you so much for your help!