We run singing for health sessions and in the community and on the wards.
Songs for You
We run Songs for You sessions in the community for people with dementia to attend with their carers. The sessions offer a safe and welcoming environment, they are professionally led and there are friendly staff and volunteers to support. We sing well-known songs and learn new ones and this stimulating activity can help with general wellbeing and confidence. You will meet others with similar experiences and there is tea and cake after the session and time to chat with friends and make new ones.
Sessions take place in Shrewsbury, Stafford & Cannock. Please click on 'Dates & Venues' tab above for further details.
On the Wards
At Redwoods in Shrewsbury Kate Allan has been delivering singing sessions for over 5 years for inpatients on the wards “we enjoyed the singing so much today – you always lift our spirits and put a smile on our faces. My husband sings much easier than he can express himself in words, which is lovely to see. “
At St Georges in Stafford and George Bryan Centre in Cannock, Gillie Nichols is delivering singing sessions to older adult inpatients. “Amazing, takes my breath away and my thoughts are positive always. Thank you” “Loved every minute of the singing – want it more often!”
As part of our staff health and wellbeing programme, we provide opportunities for staff to come together to sing and the staff choir has performed at various Trust events.
A Songs for You session can be seen in the video below, starting at 4.30 into the clip, so please take a look....
The section on SSSFT Arts For Health starts at 4:30
Staffordshire County Council’s Community Arts Fund helps to support Staffordshire communities in their access to a wide range of cultural activities. This short film provides an insight into the different projects that the fund has supported over the last year, it celebrates the diverse range of activities taking place, the arts organisations that make it happen and the beneficial impact on the community.
Dance is taking place on our older adult wards both at Redwoods and at St George’s. We have experienced dance practitioners Rachel Liggitt and Helen Yeomans delivering to our inpatients, taking them through a range of gentle movement to music and exploring the benefits of this art form for wellbeing.
The benefits of movement sessions include: stimulating cognitive function, improving mobility and responsiveness, connecting people and creating a sense of community, stimulating the senses, improving balance, co-ordination and confidence and encouraging self-expression in a safe environment.
Songs for You sessions - dates, venues & contact details
Thursdays, 2.30 – 3.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Meole Brace Church, Church Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF
17, 31 Jan / 14, 28 Feb / 14, 28 March / 11 April
2, 16, 30 May / 13, 27 June / 11, 25 July
Mondays, 1.30 - 2.30pm
Walton Village Hall, Green Gore Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford ST17 0LD
7 & 21 Jan / 4 & 18 Feb / 4 & 18 Mar / 1 & 29 Apr
13 & 27 May / 10 & 24 June / 8 July
St Thomas Church, Dual Way, Stafford Road, Huntington, Cannock WS12 4PD
8 & 22 Jan / 5 & 19 Feb / 5 & 19 Mar
2 & 30 Apr / 14 & 28 May / 11 & 25 June / 9 July
Tuesdays at 2.00pm
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill St, Ludlow SY8 1AZ
For further details, please contact:
Shrewsbury - Jessica Kent 01743 210048 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ludlow - call Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 01584 878141
Stafford and Cannock - Helen Wilson 01785 221328 or email: email@example.com