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Moving Sounds CIC

Movingsounds aims to: Activate creativity, communication and learning. Deliver projects that celebrate diversity. Empower individuals and communities to create positive change To achieve these aims Movingsounds runs projects that use creativity and the arts to increase wellbeing, community empowerment, sustainability and leadership. We work with groups with dementia, 'Deaf and Disabled' groups, youth groups, Transgender groups, refugees among others. The projects are always bespoke to a groups' needs and most of our projects are an integration of two or more isolated groups learning together. Our current focus is on people living with dementia and their families, carers and communities. We provide those groups with creative environments which are vital for the well-being of those living with dementia and for keeping vulnerable people alert, exercising and connected to their communities and families

5 February 2018
South East
Arts, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Brighton and Hove Dementia Action Alliance, Lewes and District 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?

- improve mental, physical and social well-being, memory and relationships for people living with dementia.

-Provide Families, Carers with training in how to enable those experiencing dementia to access creative experiences of physical, mental, physical and social well-being  using music and music-related activities without the need for previous musical ability.

-To help create positive and supportive cultures in centres for participants and all staff throughout the project area.

We work closely with partners to support and learn from each other to provide the best service possible and to find solutions to challenges together. Not only do we work with partners to overcome problems, we see these relationships and creative opportunities for fresh and innovative projects


Action 1:Music and Well Being activities in Day Centres and Care Homes        

We will provide fully funded music and related activities to increase mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Action 2: Music for Dementia Skill Sharing   

Music for dementia session leaders will share skills and improve practice by co-leading and peer supporting in sessions in local day centres and homes. This will lead to monitoring and evaluation reports

Action 3:  Learning resource for staff and family in day centres and care homes.

Learning resource for staff and family in day centres and care homes on ‘Music and Creativity for People Living with Dementia’ produced from evaluations from funded projects and distributed to local centres.

Action 4:  Film Production

We are producing a film to raise awareness the many benefits of music for those living with dementia and how this can be achieved.

Action 5: Music for Dementia Research         

Partake in research in partnership with other music for dementia providers that can be approved by NICE.


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

Lack of research into the beneficial effects of music for dementia as a 'non-pharma' intervention of dementia care.


Lack of networking support to have time to learn from and share knowledge and skills with other organisations locally and nationally. The networking could enable organisations to be part of an effective community of support for those living with dementia who can, drawing on shared objectives, provide support that is joined up and coordinated.


Lack of project funding and core funding for dementia service providers.

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