Care home entertainers delighted at recognition
A MUSIC therapy company has finished second in a top award for care home entertainment.
Kiddleydivey, based in Cross Lanes Close, Chalfont St Peter, achieved silver in the Care Home Idol competition which celebrates all forms of entertainment in more than 200 care homes across the country.
Care Homes UK run the competition which is in its second year and asks entrants to submit a video of their musical performance before putting the talent to the vote.
Owner of Kiddleydivey Sally Murphy and her team who were delighted with the accolade say her musical classes are for the benefit of dementia sufferers. She said: “When music and songs, especially chosen for their inherent therapeutic qualities, are combined with props, greatly facilitate and encourage movement, social interaction and memory function, the results are frequently, incredible.
“Residents who do not usually communicate, can suddenly start to sing and interact with others they can become more animated, and those who are not normally very mobile, often decide to dance.
“The results are instantaneous and can be long standing.”