We’re thrilled to share this exciting milestone for our Help Point Network, driven by the efforts of organisations across the UK who are passionate about bringing the power of personal playlists to their local communities.
Around 60% of people with dementia live at home in the community. We partner with the organisations offering dementia support in their local area to set up Help Points, sharing our materials and resources to reach even more people who could benefit from a personalised playlist.
With Orkney Library and Archive joining as the 1,000th partnership, we now have over one third of Scottish libraries signed up as Help Points!
Thank you to our partners at the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) who helped us reach this milestone. This is what their CEO had to say:
Michelle Armstrong-Surgenor, our Executive Director said:
Orkney Library joins 999 other community groups and organisations across the UK which are Help Points. It will work in partnership with Age Scotland Orkney to distribute Playlist for Life’s materials to people living with dementia in the community.
Here’s what our latest additions to the Help Point network had to say:
Become a Help Point
We want to help support your organisation’s activities, so we’ve created a pack of materials which can be distributed to any person living with dementia who you think might benefit. This includes:
- 50 Get started leaflets
- 50 Conversation starters
- 50 Create the soundtrack to your life workbooks
Any organisation that can provide free advice, support or activity to people affected by dementia are invited to apply, from grassroots community groups to libraries, dementia cafes, sports clubs, community Police stations and GP Surgeries. No matter how you reach your community, there are multiple ways for you to set up your Help Point and share the power of personal music.
Our free resources are now available in simplified Chinese, Gaelic (Scottish), Gujarati, Hindi, Nepalese, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Urdu and Welsh
If you would like to request more printed materials or have suggestions on other languages that would be helpful for your community, please get in touch.