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Libraries provide local hub for dementia support

Libraries are a great resource for people living with dementia. We work closely with libraries across the UK to make our resources accessible to local communities through dementia-friendly social inclusion.

Libraries Week is the annual showcase of the best that UK libraries of all kinds have to offer, with a focus in 2021 on celebrating the role of libraries in supporting active and engaged communities.

This Libraries Week, we want to shout about the libraries across the UK who have signed up as Playlist for Life Help Points – sharing our materials to support those living with dementia in their community.

Over 500 UK libraries are now signed up as Playlist for Life Help Points, contributing in large part to our network of 1500 Help Points across the UK.

Playlist for Life provides a real opportunity for libraries to use their unique position to support better inclusion and wellbeing in local communities. Despite the pandemic presenting complex barriers, staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain a positive impact in their area, and I’m delighted that libraries have played an essential role in this.”

Pamela Tulloch, CEO at the Scottish Library and Information Council

Join our UK-wide network

"As todays libraries are an inclusive part of local communities, we try to reflect and support anything which may be of benefit to our customers. Playlist for Life leaflets are displayed within each of our community libraries, along with a free directory. Some of our most vulnerable customers and carers, those we deliver direct to with our free Home Library Service, have benefited from these resources."

Stockport Libraries

How do I sign up?

If you work in a library and would like to learn more about becoming a Playlist for Life help point, you can apply here to join our growing network! Every organisation that becomes a Help Point receives a welcome pack containing:

And it’s not just libraries that can join the Help Point network. Any organisation that can provide free advice, support or activity to people affected by dementia are invited to apply, from grassroots community groups to libraries, dementia cafes, sports clubs, community Police stations and GP Surgeries. No matter how you reach your community, there are multiple ways for you to set up your Help Point and share the power of personal music.

Stay connected

Help Point Network
All of our Help Points are automatically invited to join a network of over 1500 organisations supporting our work to share ideas and experiences.

Help Point Webinar
Due to high demand, we have added an extra Help Point webinar for Tuesday 19th October at 11AM. The webinar is open to everyone who works or volunteers with your group/organisation who is interested in getting involved with your Help Point activities.