Carers’ Music Fund
Insights on female carers' wellbeing and loneliness
Set up by Spirit of 2012, the Carers’ Music Fund targets women and girls who are isolated as a result of their caring responsibilities.
For the first cohort of the programme, our role was to support grantees in measuring the impact of their interventions. We also researched how the fund impacts carers’ wellbeing and feelings of loneliness.
The ten projects – seven of which are in England, with one each in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – varied hugely in their approaches to engaging female carers. In Birmingham, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), through partnerships with Midland Mencap and Quench Arts, engaged with a range of existing groups who focus on areas such as mental health, disability and specific cultural communities, while also trying to reach those who may not consider themselves to be carers.
The result of the work is an insight report which summarises the key findings, a briefing which looks at the programme on a whole, a practice example and a podcast. Find these resources in the tiles below.
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