Phil worked with adults with learning difficulties as a care worker from 2012-2016
and found playing an acoustic guitar, a way of creating a calm atmosphere.
Now he goes into assisted living residential homes to play and sing - soul/folk songs
from across four generations - tunes by Bill Withers, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel,
Rihanna, and Johnny Cash etc.
“I aim to promote a feeling of well being, while encouraging
as much of a gentle sing-a long as possible”
In the future, he may spread his songwriting workshops (see workshop page)
to include adults with learning disabilities, their carers and young people
recovering from mental health issues.
"Phil has a terrific voice and was warm and friendly. It was great to see our residents
wanting to join in. It was a pleasure to have him here."
Maycroft Manor Nursing Home, Brighton
Phil is DBS checked and has safeguarding training