Work with Older People


The Hallé works with a number of organisations that specialise in caring for the elderly and those suffering from dementia. The Hallé is very proud to be registered as a Dementia Friendly organisation. The orchestra and administration team have all received training on the impact of dementia on patients’ and carers’ lives and gained a greater awareness of the specific needs of some members of our audience to ensure that all are welcome.


Pendine Care Homes

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.

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

“I cannot praise too highly the partnership and working arrangements we enjoy with the Hallé. 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

We are proud to be working with Hallé Principal Sponsor, Siemens, on new methods of engaging with Dementia patients. See the video above for further information.


Contact us

If you would like to find out more about any of our projects and how to get involved, please contact the Education team on education@halle.co.uk


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