I have become involved with doing singing for people with Dementia and have been funded by Crossroads Care to run weekly singing groups, with my friend Janet Swan, from  MondayFeb 6th to April 2nd. We will be using the new conference facilities at Moorhouse’s Brewery on Accrington Rd in Burnley.

Singing is great for everyone but for people with dementia it has been found to be particularly beneficial in opening up the voice and bringing back memories. The group is designed to be a social afternoon for carers and cared for alike and a chance to do something together. Crossroads are particularly interested in reaching those who are newly diagnosed as there will be signposting to other services available at the session too. Anyone with a diagnosis og dementia and their carer is very welcome to the group, which is provided free. You should contact Crossroads Care by phoning 01282 832548 or email enquiries@crossroadseastlancs.org.uk