500 DVD copies of the ReConnect series are available to care homes, community groups, individuals and their carers in Falkirk.
ReConnect is an interactive musical resource produced by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, which aims to help and support people living with dementia and their carers throughout the Falkirk area. It has been designed to bring people together through music to improve wellbeing and quality of life – whatever their age or stage of dementia.
The initiative (which has been running since 2013 in partnership with NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh) has been developed for specialist use in healthcare settings to help people with dementia through the creation of improvised pieces of music that draw upon people’s moods or movements.
The DVDs are available in Falkirk as part of Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) ongoing COVID-19 action plan, aimed at supporting groups and communities affected by the pandemic.
All care homes throughout Falkirk will receive copies of the ReConnect DVDs, and – with support from Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) Forth Valley and Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre – DVDs will be offered to individuals living with dementia throughout the community.
Community groups can also request copies for the people they support.
For further information, or to request copies for your group, please contact Gemma Ritchie by email: Gemma.Ritchie@falkirk.gov.uk