Yesterday, Alexia Quin and
Caroline Anderson, along with Advisory Panel Member Emma Lovell
attended the Learning Disability Today London Conference. Emma
Lovell ran a fantastic samba band music activity group for
delegates, giving them a real sense of the benefits of active music

Feedback was very enthusiastic: ‘I would like to say that
I enjoyed [the workshop] very much’, ‘I really had the
feeling that we talked the same language’, ‘we all made
one group – amazing!’, ‘I feel that I know you
all now’, ‘I feel rejuvenated’ and on the
experience of being in a group ‘no-one should be

As Music as Therapy International thinks about its role
in learning disability care, this conference gave us the chance to
hear from people with learning disabilities, support workers,
organisations and policy makers about good practice and priorities
for health, social life and housing. Alexia and Caroline came away
from the conference full of enthusiasm for the potential of
skill-sharing with care staff and others to improve the life,
health and well-being of people with learning disabilities.