Orchestras Live welcomes a new report from Music for Dementia and UK Music, which outlines a blueprint to use music to help transform communities and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing.
The Power of Music report makes a series of recommendations about how music can be used to improve the lives of those dealing with illnesses such as dementia, depression, loneliness and other debilitating conditions at a time when health services are under unprecedented pressure.
Its publication follows a year-long study by UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, and Music for Dementia, the leading health and music campaign, supported by The Utley Foundation.
The Power of Music report reflects our priorities for work in health and wellbeing settings and points the way to using music even more effectively to support the mental and physical health and wellbeing of millions of people. We are delighted to see many of the recommendations from our Orchestras in Healthcare report are reflected in the study and look forward to working with our music and health sector colleagues to further this work.
~ Sarah Derbyshire, Orchestras Live’s Chief Executive
Music for Dementia and UK Music hope the report and its recommendations will pave the way for the Government to work with health professionals, charities, and the music sector to capitalise on the positive changes the power of music can deliver.