Author: Age Cymru
Published on 27 October 2014 11:00 AM
Congratulations to Trevor Whymark of Three Cliffs Care Home in Swansea on winning the Bryn Terfel Foundation Wales Care Award for promoting the arts in social care.
Trevor's music project enhances the lives of people who live with dementia by working with their musical memories and tapping into the songs and melodies that have played a part in their lives.
The project is funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and Age Cymru grant programme.
Says John Moore, who oversees the grant programme:
“Congratulations to Trevor Whymark and Three Cliffs Care Home on receiving this prestigious award.
“We are delighted that we were able to fund this music project through the Burdett Trust for Nursing and Age Cymru grant programme.
“Music can be very powerful, where residents can reminiscence by singing, dancing or just listening to songs that mean a lot to them.
“This project enriches older people’s lives, enhancing their wellbeing and creates a positive atmosphere for residents to live in”.
The prestigious 'social care Oscars', rewards champions of the sector and raises public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce to the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales.