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Playlists for Help Points – An introduction to sharing personal music in your community

eLearning for registered Playlist for Life Community Help Points

IMPORTANT: This course is relevant to all community Help Points. If you are registered on our Students course or Professionals course, please go back to ‘My Profile’ and select the relevant course. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Congratulations on being accepted to set up a Playlist for Life Help Point!
And THANK YOU for wanting to bring the power of playlists to your community to improve the lives of families living with dementia. 
In this training course we’ll show you the difference Help Points are making and give you some ideas to help you decide what sort of services you want to offer your community. 
There’s no right or wrong way to run a Playlist for Life Help Point. Every one is different because every community is different. There are so many ways you can help families living with dementia!
We want to give you the resources, tools, and confidence to help your community in the best way you can. 
That’s what this training course is about. The course should take between 1-2 hours to complete.
We hope you enjoy it!
A happy smiling woman

Playlist for Life is a wonderful thing! You've no idea how happy it makes me. I don't need to remember I've got dementia. I can just put my playlist on and I'm dancing and singing my heart out.

Carol Topper who lives with young onset dementia. Carol first came across Playlist for Life at our Help Point in St Andrew’s Church in Carluke where she was supported to make a playlist by volunteers from the local school. 


Did you know?

The number of families living with dementia is increasing. There are currently 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK. But by 2040 experts believe dementia could affect 1.6 million of us. Already, one in three of us will experience dementia or care for someone with dementia in our lifetime.

A word about safeguarding

 When working with vulnerable people it is important that everyone takes care to make sure they are kept safe and reports any concerns they have to the relevant authorities. It is the responsibility of your own organisation to put in place safeguarding policies and procedures appropriate to the work that you do and to carry out the necessary safety checks (PVG in Scotland, DBS in the rest of the UK) needed to protect both you and your service users.

How the course works

This online training course will take you through the simple lessons in the grid below. You can go through them in any order you like. 

You can logout at any time. When you return, just start back at your last incomplete lesson.

At the end of each lesson you’ll notice a button labelled ‘Flag as complete’. When you’re sure you’ve learned everything in that lesson click that button and you’ll be able to move on to the next lesson.

If you have any issues using the website please get in touch using the ‘Contact support’ link in the footer of every page.

So plug in your headphones, or turn on your speakers, and enjoy this introduction to Playlist for Life!

Course overview

The course consists of the following topics.