Insight from the Carers’ Music Fund offers a Theory of Change for supporting women carers’.

– When we sing it sounds like there are more of us: Findings from the first cohort of the Carer’s Music Fund

In 2019, 81% of carers declared they felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring role and felt nearly twice as anxious as the general population. These projects have been engaging female carers across the UK in music activities with the aim of reducing loneliness, improving their mental health and wellbeing, and challenging gendered perceptions of caring.You can read more about how projects sustained a wellbeing focus through the pandemic in our special focus practice example
Key findings
By the end of the first cohort, the average wellbeing of female carers participating had improved across the personal wellbeing measures, particularly for life satisfaction, feeling worthwhile and happiness.Overall, improvements were larger among adult carers and carers who were not working, while for young carers, life satisfaction improved more than any other personal wellbeing measure.Improvements were smaller for full-time carers, likely reflecting the considerable caregiver burden faced by this group. This blog comes from Margherita Musella, Evaluation Lead.Today we publish the first in a series of learning insight reports on the Spirit of 2012’s Carers’ Music Fund projects Read more

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