UK Programme Sustainability Update: This summer, our UK Partners received a series of Support Visits: Music Therapists returned to the setting in which they led training projects in 2017 and 2016, to provide immediate support – and to learn about the impact our projects have had, two years on. We visited six settings across the UK, with a total reach of 336 vulnerable children and adults. These visits took us to Abbeyfield, the Montrose Centre and Moss Park in the Highlands, to Haviland House in Worthing, to The Fields in Sheffield, and to Waterways and James Wolfe Nurseries in London. These Support Visits served to encourage practitioners in their use of music by celebrating their successes, and working through any challenges they have encountered while running their own music sessions. One of our partners, Stephanie (Moss Park) wrote to Music Therapist Clare Reynolds to say “Thanks for today, felt I learned a lot more with some 1/1 training and got a lot out it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.” We are now collating all our findings to see how we can strengthen the sustainability of our UK programme in future.

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