Music and Memories proud achievements recognised at Barnsley Awards

Barnsley Council’s Central Library, Music and Memories service has been recognised in the Proud of Barnsley Awards 2018 for their outstanding work with people who live with dementia.

The Proud of Barnsley Awards honours local people for their exceptional achievements run by the Barnsley Chronicle.

The Central Library team were nominated for the award by Cllr Linda Burgess, who praised them for helping to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers’. The group based at the central library offers a fun and social environment to support attendees with mental stimulation through the act of singing, music and conversation.

These fantastic new sessions are one example of some of the groups and services that will continue in the new Library @ The Lightbox, opening in spring 2019, helping to support the varying needs of the local communities and helping to create an inclusive hub for all to enjoy.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “It's lovely to see the work of the library staff celebrated at the Proud of Barnsley Awards. The team have made a real difference for both those living with dementia and their carers through these sessions.

“If anyone is looking for similar services has a range of options from across the borough.”


This news is linked to Town Spirit. We want to work better together. If everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, together we can make our borough a more welcoming place where people want to live, work and visit.

We’re committed to #LiveIt by supporting Barnsley’s most vulnerable older people and helping them get access to support and services at the earliest possible stage. #OwnIt by asking for support to improve the quality of life for your family, friends or neighbours.

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