Tuneful afternoon is music to the ears of West Drayton residents
7th May 2019
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A care home in West Drayton has set the tone and used music as an innovative way to improve the lives of older people.

Residents at Care UK’s Franklin House, off Rickards Close, as well as residents from neighbouring care home The Burroughs, on Mill Road, were treated to a special performance from the Royal Albert Hall musicians.

The Royal Albert Hall’s Songbook is an interactive concert designed for older people throughout London. The performance takes residents on a reminiscent journey through the Hall’s back catalogue of performances, from Vera Lynn to The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

Mathew V Mathew, home manager at Franklin House, said: “Music can have many therapeutic benefits for older people, especially those living with dementia, by offering them a way to communicate and express themselves, while also triggering happy memories from their younger years.

“The Songbook performance has proved to be a real success, and it was fantastic to see the smiles on residents’ faces when they heard iconic songs from their youth. We’d like to say a big thank you to the Royal Albert Hall for a fantastic afternoon of music and nostalgia.”

Bozena Szczepaniak, home manager at The Burroughs, added: “We were delighted to join our Franklin House neighbours to spend the afternoon enjoying music from the generations.

“The performance was a real conversation starter, and it was wonderful to hear so many stories from the residents’ memories of iconic musicians. We look forward to continuing to implement music therapy at the home.”


Franklin House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short term respite care.

For more information on Franklin House, please call home manager Mathew V Mathew on 0333 4343 031, or email mathew.mathew@careuk.com

For general information please visit, careuk.com/franklin-house 


The Burroughs is a warm and welcoming care home which provides full-time residential and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has it very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events, group activities and days out.

To find out more about The Burroughs, please call 0333 4343 077 or email home manager, Bozena Szczepaniak, at bozena.szczepaniak@careuk.com

For more information please visit careuk.com/the-burroughs

Issued for and on behalf of Care UK by WPR Agency Limited.


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