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Radio Horton launches at Glebefields Care Home


Residents at Glebefields Care Home in Drayton are enjoying a new service provided by Radio Horton, the hospital radio station broadcasting 24-7 to patients at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, Oxfordshire since 1964.

The new service at Glebefields has so far proven popular with both staff and residents alike.

According to research undertaken by national charity Age UK, music can be extremely beneficial for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Playing music from a significant period or event in a person's life, such as a song from their wedding, birthday or anniversary, can help them recall special memories and emotions.

Radio Horton has been trialling its exclusive weekly radio programme with Glebefields since July 2019, and after a successful official launch in September 2019, as the Glebefields team celebrated receiving their Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating, Radio Horton gifted the internet radio to Glebefields to place in their community room. Since then the residents have been enjoying a weekly request programme.

Radio Horton will supply care homes with an internet radio at no cost and will broadcast a weekly service for residents. Any local care homes wishing to adopt the service are invited to register an expression of interest with Radio Horton.


Pictured: Radio Horton's Jon Cox (second from left) presents Glebefields residents with the radio