Playlist for Life are setting up a network of Help Points across the UK. The purpose of the Help Points is to share how a playlist of personally meaningful music can help improve daily life for people with dementia.
The Life Changes Trust have funded Playlist for Life to set up 300 Help Points across Scotland by July 2020.
To be a Help Point all you need is a space on a wall to display an A2 poster, and a space to display some materials which visitors can take away with them to help start making their own playlist. We will provide these for free.
We will need contact details of a lead volunteer. They might be a staff member from your organisation, or one of your own volunteers. Whoever they are, they will be our main point of contact and it will be up to them to recruit any other volunteers to run your Playlist for Life Information Point. Your organisation will be responsible for getting all the necessary checks for your volunteers, such as CRB or PVG.
Your volunteer(s) will run a Cuppa Time - a drop in service where visitors can have any questions they might have about making a playlist answered, over a cup of tea. You decide how often to run these, it can be as little as an hour once a month. There will be space on your poster to advertise your own Cuppa Time details. Ideally you would add this to a service you are already running, for example if you already have a dementia cafe, or a regular event.
In your Help Point pack there will be some sign-in sheets, so that you can keep track of how often you run Cuppa Time, and how many attended.
That is the minimum all Help Points sign up to. Some Help Points will want to go on and offer more services, but there will be no pressure from us to do this.
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