Our training provides a clear understanding of why this is such a person-centred intervention and how to go about implementing it.

Listening to music

If you are a professional caring for people with dementia and would like to learn how to develop your own Playlist for Life project, we offer two training options. Both are suitable for a range of care settings. A less workplace-orientated version of this training is also available for families.

Playlist in the Workplace – Basic package

This half-day face to face training event for up to sixteen  staff is designed to help participants to set up their own Playlist for Life project in care homes, hospital units, hospices and day centres of all kinds.

An experienced trainer comes to your workplace to lead you through all the stages of developing your own project. These cover:

  • The Story of Playlist for Life
  • Why Music Works
  • The Benefits of Music in Dementia Care
  • Personalised Music
  • How to Make a Playlist
  • Setting up your Project
  • Measuring its Impact

Playlist in the Workplace – Certified package

Everything in the basic package plus a follow-up half-day session where trainees present on their experience of implementing the plan developed in the first session. Once completed successfully, your home or ward will be classified as a ‘Playlist for Life Establishment’, with a plaque to display onsite and registration on our website.

This training has been delivered to sites in the NHS in Scotland and England, care home providers, family carer groups and carer support organisations.

“I can’t wait to get back to work and start making up the playlist for life with one of our residents.” Robbie Finlay, Care Worker, Cameron House Care Home, Inverness

“Just attended a Playlist for Life training event. It’s really inspiring to be able to put all this into action. Due to meet with colleagues from local Dementia Resource Centre later this week to work together on introducing PFL across our area.” Morag MacLean, Manager, North Argyll Carers’ Centre

“Really looking forward to take forward Playlist for Life in our clinical areas after today’s training.” Donna Southworth, Occupational Therapist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Each participant in the face-to-face training is registered into the Playlist for Life online community of practice, which enables you to connect with others around the UK who have completed the training.  Here you can share challenges, problem-solving suggestions  and success stories.  We have recently revised our training packages. We now have a suite of packages which will enable care organisations, such as care homes and hospitals to develop and embed Playlist for Life into a person’s care and support plan. 

 Playlist for Families

A less workplace-orientated version of this training, free of charge for families, is available in the form of a DVD.  We also hold training sessions on a regular basis. If you want to find out more please contact us.

Playlist for Families

If you are interested in arranging a training event or want further information on other packages available, please contact info@playlistforlife.org.uk or call 0141 418 7184 to request pricing information and arrange a date.