Centre of Excellence for Music and Dementia to be created in Manchester 

Greater Manchester is to become the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Music and Dementia, hosted by Manchester Camerata. 

Funding for three years, totalling over £1m, has been awarded by the Power of Music Fund (established by the National Academy for Social Prescribing, the Utley Foundation and Arts Council England), Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and NHS Greater Manchester. The funding begins in October 2024. 

Manchester Camerata will partner with the Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Manchester to provide two research-backed music cafes: Manchester Camerata’s Music in Mind and the Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain. Manchester Camerata and the Alzheimer’s Society will also recruit, nurture and train a volunteer and community workforce of over 300 ‘Music Champions’. 

You can find out more here: https://manchestercamerata.co.uk/centre-of-excellence-for-music-and-dementia/