So far this year we have delivered 4 pilot skill sharing projects in London, Wales, Scotland and Sheffield working with elderly living with dementia, Adults with learning difficulties, children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and children aged under 5. The response has been fantastic and the immediate impact has been clear. Here’s some feedback from the staff and manager from care settings who have received projects this year:

It has been a great 6 weeks – Clare has been fantastic. The staff and residents have gotten a lot from the last 6 weeks. Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to be included in this this music therapy sharing project.

Manager of Moss Park care home for elderly with Dementia

The children we support have very limited communication and can be difficult to ‘reach’ so to hear that they are engaging, reacting and getting involved in the sessions is excellent news. I’m really pleased, I think not only will this be excellent for the children it will help with the confidence of the staff and the structuring of activities.

Chris Hooper, Centre Manager at Oaklands (respite care for children and young people with disabilities)

It broadens your mind a little bit, it makes you realise that communication isn’t a one way street and it doesn’t have to be verbal and it isn’t a one way street” and “Each of these people….has a very unique way of getting their feelings across to you and if you can just find a way for them to have an opportunity to do so then it opens up a whole other area for them.

Emma, activities coordinator at the Fields residential care home for Adults with Learning Difficulties