An exploration of the UK unpaid carer's world

Email to AC - 6 Aug 2015       

Dear Ann

Thank you so much for your time..  Somewhat more precious than my retirement time.

Yes, your email makes a lot of sense and reflects our conversation.

There are two pages to forward to your colleague.  Key text on the pages is as follows:

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1   The reasons for including a BILD page on this website include introducing it to readers who have not met it.

     The page is here.  Back-up URL -
2   There is a piece from your website which begins:

                People with learning disabilities

                WHAT DO WE ALREADY KNOW 
                about older people with a learning disability and their needs? 
                Here are some key facts ((( numbered to aid referencing))):

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One way of forwarding the pages we discussed is to paste the text between the  + + + + + + + lines into an email. The URLs are there as the here  links sometimes don't work if the recipient is new to this website.

Another way of forwarding the pages we discussed is via the BILD navigation page.   The advantage is gaining overview of all the pages.    The two pages are highlighted in red. here 

3   ‘Singing for the brain’

Here's what I've said:

In discussing the situation with only a few in the field, the reaction is "  Why are you going to such lengths?  Have you (ergo - why haven't you?) heard of "Singing for the Brain" ? ".  "Yes thanks" (and let's talk about something else.).  It's for closer-to-normal people as the video here makes clear.  Another video makes the point even more.  If I could achieve arm-swinging, never mind in time with the music,  with "my" group it would be more than a breakthrough.  video  The participants can communicate and some are accompanied by spouse etc .

In context - Item 6.1  -
Related issues page  here  

Singing for the Brain Hereford  is the same as the above.

Description: Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.


Target group(s): People with dementia and their carers                           source

The Ryefield group - no dementia participants.  None can read or sing.

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Music therapy - Herefordshire

1  Herefordshire Headway - Improving Life After Brain Injury
    I will make contact - more.

2  Music Therapy Works

    "Only delivered by Music Therapists trained to Masters level in the application of music as a therapeutic, 
     and a psychotherapeutic tool."

     I will make contact -                       more

3  Martha Trust Hereford Ltd


We have two wonderful sensory rooms filled with engaging and entertaining stuimuli. These rooms can be used to either excite or relax the senses. Music, sound, lights reflections, textures and mixed media are all ingeniously merged into these spaces.

I will make contact - more    Although the rooms would benefit the group, nothing will happen until the BT CEO is on board.  There will be other benefits.

4    Real Impact Music 

Real Impact Music sessions are delivered all year round. Our sessions are tailor-made to suit individual and group needs. We work with all ages, abilities, learning difficulties and disabilities. Time and location that the sessions take place are also tailored to suit the group. Please contact us for further details/price.

I will make contact -  more   Although the £-based  offerings would benefit the group, nothing will happen until the BT CEO is on board. 

5   Google source of the above  - to explore



BT is included at 2, 4 & 5.1 here.   There are other mentions elsewhere and, nearer the time, there will be a page for her.      

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