Find help near you

Making a playlist is fun and easy when you know how. If you run into difficulties there are lots of places you can go for help. 

  • A younger friend or relative
    They are likely to be more confident with technology. Show them this website and ask them to get you set up.

  • Your local library
    Most libraries have free computers and internet access, and many have digital volunteers and/or workshops to help you. Some libraries are already operating Playlist for Life Help Points with trained Music Detectives close at hand to help you find and download music.

  • Playlist for Life Help Point ()
    Playlist for Life provides free training and materials to community organisations so they can establish Help Points to spread the power of music locally and advise anyone who gets stuck. Look on the map below to see if there is a Help Point near you – they are shown as red numbers. Some of our Help Points are simply an information display where you can pick up a leaflet, others offer times when you can drop in to speak to someone – they may not always be open to the public so we recommend that you contact the Help Point ahead of your visit to check opening times.

  • The Register of Playlist for Life certified establishments ()
    These are care homes and parts of the NHS that have completed Playlist for Life training and are incorporating playlists into care. Check on the map below to see if there is one near you – our accredited care homes are shown as blue numbers. 

Map help

The following buttons will help you explore the map:

this icon will allow you to zoom in and out of the map

this icon will allow you to see a bigger version of the map

this icon will show you an alphabetical list of all our Help Points

Other places to find help

  • Dementia UK
    Dementia UK provides specialist support with the Admiral Nurse service. Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia. Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere. You can speak to an Admiral Nurse at 0800 888 6678 or by sending an email to
  • The Alzheimer’s Society
    Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can find support by calling their Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline at 0300 222 1122

  • Alzheimer Scotland
    Alzheimer Scotland offers services for people affected by dementia in Scotland. You can find support by calling their helpline at 0808 808 3000 or by sending an email to