Clare Langan, CEO, Lost Chord Dementia Charity

It is with much regret that we announce that Clare Langan will be stepping down as CEO of Lost Chord UK this year.

Clare took over the Charity at a critical time as the pandemic had a huge impact on our ability to share music with our residents. Clare, together with our musicians and volunteers, developed inspirational initiatives to allow and enable music to come back fully into the lives of people living with dementia.

As well as the day to day management, Clare has modernised, given hundreds of interviews, performed and even run a marathon to help raise funds, inspiring us all by her passion and commitment to take the charity forward.

Many new schemes have come about during her leadership. To name just a few, the bedside 1-2-1s for solitary residents at care homes have had a remarkably positive effect, and the community choirs alongside the development of Soup and Song sessions have brought tremendous joy including support for carers.

We know Clare will always be a friend to Lost Chord UK and she has developed the story of our charity in her own inimitable way. We will all miss her infectious enthusiasm but wish her all the very best for her future projects.

Lost Chord UK will be advertising for a new CEO imminently.

From Benjamin Frith. Chairman, on behalf of the Board of Trustees.