Craigielea Care Home in Renfrew today became the first care establishment in Scotland to be awarded Playlist For Life certified status.

Our deputy chair, Andy Lowndes, along with training coordinator, Paula Bain, had the pleasure of visiting Craigielea for a feedback session where they handed over the Playlist For Life plaque to staff.

This marked a very poignant day for manager Sheila Inshaw and all the staff. Craigielea was the first care home Playlist For Life worked with to create a playlist for Harry O’Donnell. Harry and his wife Margaret were the first couple to see the powerful benefits of personally meaningful music.

During the feedback session, Craigielea staff enthusiastically told us how they were now implementing the Playlist for Life tools and methodology since the first training session a few months ago.

Craigielea manager, Sheila Inshaw said, "It has been tremendously rewarding to see the staff develop with the assistance of the Playlist team. I know that the development of playlists within the home have touched many staff, residents and relatives. I feel the staff really do understand the power that music can have on everyone’s life."

Playlist For Life's accredited package allows practitioners to demonstrate implementation of Playlist For Life's methods, ensuring that residents can build a playlist and gain the benefit of personally-meaningful music in their care. They then receive Accredited Status with us for the next 2 years.