Tears were shed last week as another trio of Playlist for Life plaques were awarded in Nelson, Lancashire, in an inspiring day of testimonies.

The event, attended by Playlist for Life Training Officer, Paula Bain, marked the success of a project funded by East Lancashire CCG’s Pennine-Lancashire Transformation Programme. Playlist for Life is one of the many projects related to the programme’s Dementia Music Therapy Scheme.

Twenty individual care homes attended Playlist for Life training which started earlier this year. Plaques were awarded to Abiden Care Home, Willowbank Care Home and Holme Manor Residential Care Home.

All care homes who undertook the training were recognised for the work they have done to start using Playlist for Life in their setting and were awarded certificates of participation by Caroline Otieno, Project Officer, and Adele Thornburn, Nursing and Quality Manager.

It was a truly inspiring day hearing about the benefits Playlist for Life is bringing to the many care home residents and their families across the region.

All three care homes provided moving accounts of their projects, demonstrating their commitment to a whole-home approach. The stories provided motivation and encouragement to the other care homes present.

Once again we were thrilled to be part of such a wonderful day and look forward to hearing more.