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The Beneficial Impact of Our Work

Recent feedback from over 100 of our participants showed the following: 

  • 90% say that going to their MC group improves their mood that day (55% of this number say it greatly improves it)
  • 94% say that going to their MC group makes them feel generally happier and more positive about life
  • 90% say that participating in their MC group improves their confidence/self-esteem
  • 90% say that their MC sessions help them to feel more alert and active
  • 84% say that participating in the sessions gives them a sense of purpose and makes them feel good about themselves
  • 89% say it improves their overall wellbeing
  • 90% say that participating in MC events and sessions gives them an opportunity to make increased contact with other people/the wider community
  • 95% of carehome residents say that MC sessions help them to spend more time than usual doing enjoyable things with staff
  • 95% of community group participants say that going to their MC group improves their overall life satisfaction
  • 76% of community group participants believe that participating in sessions improves their physical wellbeing

 

Musical Connections also scores well in relation to the government's five Ways to Wellbeing: 

  • Learning new things/developing skills
  • Connecting with other people
  • Enjoyable activity
  • An opportunity to give to others
  • An opportunity to focus on the moment

Click here to read a large evaluation report completed in December 2017, with the support of funding from Arts Council England.  This link will open in a new window. 

 

Click here to read a large evaluation report completed in November 2016, with the support of the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund.  This link will open in a new window.

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