Swing Easy

As a sole trader, Swing Easy is bringing cognitive musical therapy, memories & musical enjoyment to people with dementia and carers in Tyldesley.

28 January 2015
North West
Arts, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Wigan Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As an entertainer I am bringing music to people with dementia. Music is a proven form of cognitive therapy for dementia patients & people with memory loss. To add to this there is also (of course) the music/entertainment itself where people with dementia & their carers can sing along & dance to old recognisable tunes.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The biggest constraint here is the very limited budget which is given over to cognitive entertainment therapy within care homes.

2. Actions

  • Flexibility

    We will work with care homes flexibly in order to provide the best entertainment that their budget will allow.

    Being implemented
  • Councils & Local Authorities

    Councils & Local authorities will be contacted to ascertain the best plan to overcome  budget problems & we will try to bring Entertainment to as many care homes as possible.

  • Local businesses

    We will be approaching local pubs and restaurants with a view to putting on afternoon entertainment in their establishments & then speaking to local care home co-ordinators in my area to organise a trip out (for their residents) to these establishments for an afternoon of musical entertainment.

    Initial Scoping