Understandably many of the dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on this map have been postponed, some have moved their offer virtually. Please contact the provider for further details.


Nordoff Robbins

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life-limiting illness, isolation or disability. They support people with dementia in care home and hospital settings, as well as at their own centres.

Their music therapists are expertly trained to tune into each movement, reaction and expression of the individuals they work with to discover how music can enrich their lives. This could be to unlock memories, to communicate where words have failed, to socially connect with family and friends, and to build confidence and self-esteem.

Nordoff Robbins undertake vital research into music therapy and its uses, advocate publicly for the use of music therapy, and train future music therapists on their Master of Music Therapy programme. They also run short courses which are open to everyone, and a PhD programme for experienced practitioners in either music therapy, community music, or music and health, seeking further professional development through research.