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Music & movement for care homes

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Music & movement for care homes

Music & movement for care homes

The Greater Good Project CIC By The Greater Good Project CIC

Free interactive music and movement sessions for the elderly and dementia patients living in care homes in Burnley, Rossendale and Hyndburn.

Rossendale Fundraising stage

pledged of £9,977
days left

The Greater Good Project would like to tackle loneliness and isolation, which is contributing to poor mental health in elderly people living in care homes in Burnley, Rossendale and Hyndburn. Through interactive workshops using the medium of music, theatre and movement we will reach as many elderly people and dementia patients living in care homes as possible. The workshops will aim to brighten residents days with upbeat, interactive sessions that will have a positive effect on their mental health and wellbeing. The sessions will include music, singing, theatre and movement to engage residents alongside carers and family members. Sessions will be inclusive, encouraging residents to sing along, join in with seated dances/exercises and feedback on what music, songs they would like to hear. We know through research and past projects that many people living in care homes are incredibly vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation and this is something we are passionate about tackling.

What we'll deliver:

  • 30 interactive workshops
  • Props and resources

Why it's a great idea:

The positive outcomes for people accessing these sessions will include- Improved mood Reduced feelings of loneliness Reduced feelings of anxiety and depression Improved attention and concentration Opportunity for self expression through music Improved confidence and self esteem The sessions will also have a positive impact on carers and family members who see the effect sessions have on their loved ones/residents Increased exercise through seated exercises will improve both mental and physical health Increased social interaction between the residents with one another and also between staff, residents and family members.

Steps to get it done:

  • Contacting homes to offer the free sessions
  • Delivery of interactive sessions
  • Project evaluation

The Greater Good Project is a non-profit community interest company based in Rossendale, Lancashire. Our mission is to enhance and make a difference to people’s lives by addressing various needs within the community. Through a variety of workshops, projects, and events The Greater Good Project will promote positive health and well-being through creativity and the arts. We aim to- Improve mental and physical health and well-being Create positive social interactions Improve confidence and self esteem Promote goodwill, kindness, and compassion Nurture, inspire and empower


Location Rossendale

About the space

Custom Location


Rossendale Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,977

Performer/Creative Practitioner - £3,000 (30%)
Pianist - £3,000 (30%)
Admin costs - £1,000 (10%)
Piano/Keyboard - £1,000 (10%)
Management costs - £500 (5%)
Rehearsal space - £250 (3%)
Costumes - £250 (3%)
Props/Resources - £250 (3%)
Advertising - £150 (2%)
Other - £577 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Performer/Creative Practitioner
Admin costs
Management costs
Rehearsal space
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Run more sessions in care homes
  • Offer one off celebration event for elderly
  • Buy more props/resources to use in the care homes

Total £9,977

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