Help Point materials 

Playlist for Life Help Points are somewhere you can go if you want to pick up some information on how to start using playlists if you have dementia or know someone with dementia. We are delighted to have set up 78 Help Points across the country so far. 

We would like to grow this network, so if there is no Help Point in your area yet, perhaps you would like to consider setting one up?

What makes a good Help Point?

  • A physical space already used by people with dementia or their family members.
  • Existing volunteer structures, so that volunteers are already PVG or disclosure checked.
  • Space to display an A2 poster.
  • Space near the poster to display materials which can be taken away by anyone interested.
  • At least one volunteer who we will train.
  • Space to run a Cuppa Time at least once a month, where people can pop in to ask any questions they might have over a cup of tea.

Help Point host organisations are provided with everything below – absolutely FREE:

  • 2 x training places on training events held around the country and access to an online training package you can share with all your staff and volunteers to get them trained and up to speed
  • A Help Point pack of high quality materials and resources to help people make and use their playlist
  • Bulletins from the Playlist for Life team sharing best practice, funding opportunities and the latest news and research on using music to help dementia
  • A listing on the main Playlist for Life website directing people to your service and organisation

To find out more about what is involved in being a Help Point have a read through this guide. If you would like to apply click the green button below. We have three application periods every year. Our next intake is for May 2019 but you can apply to be a Help Point at any time and we will send out information about the next steps to successful applicants on the dates shown below.

May 17th 2019
September 13th 2019
January 17th 2020

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