Carers’ Music Fund

Women’s Work

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

£59,800

Project spend

2 years

Project duration

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.

Project aims

  1. Give female carers the opportunity for creative expression through music-making.
  2. Examine the effect of participatory music projects on the wellbeing of carers.
  3. Increase wellbeing and reduce loneliness for female carers.

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