On June 23rd 2021, Spirit of 2012 hosted a virtual summit to share practical guidance on how to design and implement music programmes which improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness for unpaid female carers
Women’s Work was part of the Carers’ Music Fund, giving female carers across the UK opportunities for creative expression through music-making.
The project in numbers
Women’s Work was part of the Carers’ Music Fund, a fund that gave female carers across the UK opportunities for creative expression through music-making.
Women’s Work was delivered by the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast and ran music sessions for women and girls who have caring responsibilities for children and loved ones. The project engaged women caring for people with dementia and disabled people, and worked in schools with recent Syrian migrants, delivering a variety of music sessions.
Women’s Work ran an annual festival designed to celebrate the contributions that women make to music, but also society, using music to remove barriers, increase confidence, celebrate diversity and develop talent.
The project developed confidence, reduced loneliness, and built friendships whilst honing music skills through musical activities bespoke to each group.