What is #JustOneHour?
The #JustOneHour campaign is an initiative led by Musica Music and Wellbeing CIC to encourage every caregiver in the UK to provide at least one hour of meaningful music a week for individuals living with dementia. By signing up to the campaign, you are pledging to provide at least one hour of meaningful music a week for the individual(s) you care for. In return you will receive a digital pack full of information, tips and resources to help you fulfil your pledge.
Is the campaign only for care homes?
No, the campaign is for every caregiver, whether you operate a care home, hospital, or are an unpaid caregiver, we would love to see you pledge.
Someone else from my care setting has already pledged on the setting’s behalf, can I pledge too?
We want #JustOneHour to be a whole home approach, and so we would love as many people as possible to pledge to provide just one hour of meaningful music a week. The more the merrier, share share share!
Do I need special equipment to take part in #JustOneHour?
No, that’s the beauty of it. We will provide you with information on many different ways to use music with the individual(s) you care for whether you have access to certain technologies (i.e. Spotify, iPads etc) or not.
Do I need to provide a whole hour of music in one go?
No, we would recommend that you spread the hour over the week, ideally offering music daily, but as a minimum offering it 3 times a week
Is one hour a week enough?
We recommend that one hour a week is a minimum, of course many people are providing more than one hour a week, but research also shows that some people living with dementia receive as little as 14 minutes of social interaction a week, and so we want to encourage everyone to provide AT LEAST one hour of meaningful music a week