Lessons From

Carers’ Music Fund Summit

Insight – Project Evaluation

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

Over the past two years, ten organisations across the UK, funded by the DCMS Tampon Tax Fund and Spirit of 2012, have been delivering music projects with female carers to understand what works in using music to increase wellbeing and tackle loneliness for this often-overlooked group.

Through detailed analysis and evaluation of these ten ‘test and learn’ projects, we have generated insights about the impact of creative participation activities on the wellbeing of carers and the people for whom they care.

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.

Below, you will find the full project evaluation by Apteligen and association learning briefings from Spirit of 2012, What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Carers UK, as well as presentation slides from the day including:

  • summary of the evaluation from Spirit of 2012
  • A deeper dive into the wellbeing findings and their context by Nancy Hey from What Works Centre for Wellbeing
  • A presentation from Michael Shann at Carers UK on the barriers to participation for carers, and how these may be addressed by organisations

Further information

View the projects

Women and girls

MyMusic

England Wellingborough
Women and girls

Sound Out

County Durham England
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