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Playlist for Life offers a variety of training packages to help health and care professionals across the UK use personal music in the care they provide based upon the Gerdner protocol developed at Stanford University.

Our training for professionals has been developed with practitioners in the field to support homes and hospitals embed Playlist for Life into care and support plans. It provides a clear understanding of why this is such a person-centred intervention and how to go about implementing it.

We offer two packages to teach ways of integrating Playlist into care. Both are suitable for a range of care settings.

We also have in development Enhanced Signposter training and Activities training.  We are also happy to discuss ways of making things a little more bespoke to suit your setting.

If you are on a tight budget, have a look at our ideas on ways to cut the cost.

  


Basic Package - Integrating Playlist Into Care

Our basic package is a half-day face to face training event for up to sixteen staff, designed to help participants to set up their own Playlist for Life project in care homes, hospital units, hospices and day centres of all kinds. In addition, access to our online training is available for additional staff.

An experienced trainer comes to your workplace to lead you through all the stages of developing your own project covering:

  • The Story of Playlist for Life
  • Why Music Works
  • The Benefits of Music in Dementia Care
  • Personalised Music
  • How to Make a Playlist
  • Setting up your Project
  • Measuring its Impact

  

Certified package - Integrating Playlist Into Care

Our certified training package is a half-day face to face training event for up to sixteen staff, designed to help participants to set up their own Playlist for Life project in care homes, hospital units, hospices and day centres of all kinds. In addition, access to our online training is available for additional staff.

An experienced trainer comes to your workplace to lead you through all the stages of developing your own project covering:

  • The Story of Playlist for Life
  • Why Music Works
  • The Benefits of Music in Dementia Care
  • Personalised Music
  • How to Make a Playlist
  • Setting up your Project
  • Measuring its Impact 

In addition, our certified package includes a follow-up half-day session where trainees present on their experience of implementing the plan developed in the first session. Once completed successfully, your home or ward will be classified as a ‘Playlist for Life Establishment’, with a plaque to display onsite and registration on our website.

Each participant in the face-to-face training is registered into the Playlist for Life online community of practice, which enables you to connect with others around the UK who have completed the training. Here you can share challenges, problem-solving suggestions and success stories.

  


To book, or for more information about costs or anything else, please get in touch.

  

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