A series of musical activities has been organised in Moray to help change the public’s perceptions of care homes.
The Glasgow School of Art has teamed up with Anderson’s in Elgin to run the Rights Made Real initiative later this month.
Staff from the campus near Forres have designed the “community medley” programme to include participation from children, local musicians and international performers.
Tara French, programme director at Glasgow School of Art, who is leading the project, said: “The design approach has placed the rights of residents at the heart of the process and meant that we can understand the role that music plays in their everyday life.
“It has also helped us to understand the ways that they would like to see more connections being made in the community.
“Music is such a powerful tool that can enable us to connect with others and experience many benefits for our health and wellbeing.
“A wider ambition of the project is to support a shift in public perceptions around care homes. We also hope that the project will help to communicate the inner life of care homes and move beyond existing perceptions.”
Anderson’s manager Kathy McGrath-Gunn said: “It’s been a great venture for us to be involved with and work along with the Glasgow School of Art.
“Their expertise has brought a new perspective exploring how music and song within a care home setting can create further openings for care homes to become community musical centres.”
The project will run at Anderson’s from August 19 to 21 with activities open to members of the public.