"Having had so many of my family pass away, With Music In Mind has reduced my sorrow and helped me to carry on with life. A wonderful group of friends."

Group Member, aged 88

"The With Music In Mind sessions offer me a place to bring my father (with Alzheimers) that guarantees a lovely few hours of enjoyment and laughter. There are few organisations that offer a service like this. I feel we have gained a group of friends (staff and members). As a carer it is a place that offers me a few hours in the company of like-minded people."

Group Member, aged 58

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Impact Video July 2021

Meet some our members and our staff team, and find out some of the benefits of attending a With Music In Mind group.

Table of Units of Care and Number of Sessions from May 2015 – March 2020 (until pandemic)

  Cowbridge Barry Llantwit Major St Athan Penarth Other Total
Units of care 6837 2635 962 355 194 179 11,162
Sessions 200 149 64 53 18 21 505
  • Unit of care = number of members attending per week x number of weeks
  • Sessions = total number of sessions run

Photos from With Music In Mind events and groups

Wellbeing Wordle: In Our Members Words

Activities Outside of Our Core Service

Trips and Projects  Conferences & Presentations  Concerts & Performances  Events 
Theatre – Guys and Dolls  Launch of Wales School for Social Care Research - Temple of Peace, Cardiff  With Music In Mind members performances for family and friends  Fundraising balls – silent auctions, raffles, presentations, live band & dancing 
Theatre – Kiss Me Kate  British Society Of Gerontology conference opening ceremony – Swansea University, Swansea  Performing for Friends and Neighbours group in Barry  Singalong evenings – Sound of Music, Frozen, Grease 
Theatre – Crazy For You  Annual Meeting of the Healthcare Research Wales Involving People Network – Cardiff City Stadium  Singing Christmas songs to residents in Bethel House, Dinas Powys  Fundraising sports: 

Man V Horse, half-marathons, Tough Mudder 

Theatre – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat  National Social Care Conference – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff  Christas songs at Amelia Trust Farm  Fundraising stands at may fairs – name the teddy, sweet stalls 
Pedal Power adapted bikes  Glamorgan voluntary services funding presentation – Paget Rooms, Penarth  Performances at Launch of Dementia Friendly Cowbridge & its annual event  Indigo May concerts 



Song-writing and recording project, Rockfield Recording Studio    Performance at Cowbridge Fringe Festival with Elin Manahan-Thomas 


Madeline project workshop at St Quentins Suite, Bear Hotel Cowbridge 
Remember To Remember project, Gathering Place St Athan    Performances at Duffryn House singing Christmas songs for National Trust members occasion  National Lottery Players Christmas party with the Rat Pack 
    Performance at Cowbridge May Fair