Older People

The Musicians in Residence project at Pendine Care Homes involves Hallé musicians David Petri, Caroline Abbott and Hugh McKenna working with patients and carers at the home. The partnership between the Hallé and Pendine aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of all the residents involved with particular emphasis on those with dementia, and to develop a staff training programme as part of a Care Diploma. The Diploma is provisionally entitled ‘Enhancing Care and Well-Being in Tune With Music/the Arts’ and is currently being developed between the Artist-in-Residence, Hallé Musicians and Smartcare – the staff training branch of the Pendine Organisation. We hope to eventually have the Diploma accredited and rolled out across Wales and will begin the pilot study in-house later this year. Through this staff-training unit we hope to inspire and promote confidence and understanding of the value of the arts within the care sector and the wider community.

Arts and Business Award
Hallé Education was delighted to receive the Arts and Business, Wales Community Award in 2012 for their work in partnership with Pendine Park.

“I cannot praise too highly the partnership and working arrangements we have now enjoyed with the Hallé for close on four years. I know I speak for everyone involved in the project on our side when I say that the partnership has well and truly succeeded to bring purpose, enrichment and stimulation to the quality of life of so many of our residents.”

Mario Kreft, Proprietor of Pendine Park Care Homes