Live Music Now (LMN) and Ryedale Carers have been working together to deliver an innovative project to reduce the sense of loneliness and isolation in older people living in Ryedale.
The Ryedale Songs & Scones programme provides 90 older and isolated people each month with an informal performance by LMN musicians, followed by a time to socialise over tea and cake.
Although a simple idea, this project is changing lives.
'I don't get out very often. At Songs and Scones I see old friends and chat with new people. It's better than any medicine!'