ALLIANCE Live round up 11 -17 June

Type: News Item Date Published: 17th June 2020
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This week we had podcasts talking about the impact of music on people with dementia, palliative care and webinars on digital health tools.

Why you should find the soundtrack to your life

In this podcast Carer Voices Project Lead, Tommy Whitelaw talks with Andy Lowndes the Deputy Chair and ‘Music Detective’ with Playlist for Life. Playlist for Life is a personal music and dementia charity founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, Mamie, who lived with dementia. In this podcast, you will hear about why Playlist for Life wants everyone living with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it.

Listen to their wide ranging conversation about music, playlists and the importance of exploring someone’s life story on AnchorFm (this link will take you away from our website).

Visit the Playlist for Life website (this link will take you away from our website) to get you started.

GIRFEC Members Networking Webinar

The GIRFEC “Training the Trainers” webinar aims to enable a broad range of practitioners from the third sector to deliver information workshops for children and young people or parents and carers to inform them about GIRFEC and what it means for them; to bring GIRFEC to life, to make it real for them. This is part of a series of GIRFEC webinars hosted by the ALLIANCE.

The workshop covered everything from organising an information session to the contents and materials (provided) to the continued support and guidance after the ‘training for trainers’ workshop concludes

Palliative care in the times of COVID-19 with Palliative Care Scotland

Across the world, hospitals are struggling to get the resources they need to care for people, from face masks to ventilators to ICU beds. But there’s another aspect of health care also in short supply: palliative care. In this podcast, Carer Voices Project Lead Tommy Whitelaw is joined by Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive of Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) to discuss the importance of talking about death, dying well and bereavement as well as the role of palliative care during a pandemic.

You can now listen on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website).

Wellbeing Wednesday with Talking Mats

This week’s Wellbeing Wednesday is a live webinar from 13.30-14.15.

Keeping quality communication is key to health and well-being, but how do you do that in lockdown? Particularly when there are additional challenges for people with communication support needs.

This webinar will demonstrate how you can use the digital Talking Mats to have health and well-being conversations remotely with anyone. It will also report on the creative ways people are using the tool for health benefit of a variety of groups e.g. people with dementia, children and young people with additional support needs, people with learning disability.

Register for this webinar in advance (this link will take you away from our website).

The webinar will be available on the ALLIANCE YouTube channel (this link will take you away from our website) after it is finished.


In this webinar, Felix Agakov from Pharmatix demos a resource developed to support people living with COPD to self manage, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

To find out more about this resource visit (this link will take you away from our website) or (this link will take you away from our website)

Watch a recording on the ALLIANCE YouTube Channel (this link will take you away from our website)

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