Signposting - Moving to adult life - Soundabout Life - FREE music project for 16-25 year-olds with complex needs


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Soundabout Life - FREE music project for 16-25 year-olds with complex needs

Soundabout Life aims to support young adults aged 16-25 with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties, and their family members/carers, during the transition to early adulthood.

There are two elements to the Soundabout Life project:

1) Individualised music sessions: A family member/a carer supporting a young adult with complex needs can sign up for music sessions with a specially trained Soundabout music practitioner. The Soundabout practitioner will work with the young adult and their family members/carers in tailored music sessions to support their use of sound and music at home, including modelling and suggesting interactive musical activities that can be used in daily life. Project participants will also benefit from receiving their own physical set of Soundabout Life cards and the opportunity to choose an additional resource to support their music-making.

Those joining the project are eligible to receive four Soundabout Life sessions a year, one roughly every three months, until the end of the project in summer 2022. The sessions will either take place online, in the family home or in a supportive living setting with sessions supported by a consistent care staff member. Please note that due to current Covid restrictions we are currently only offering online sessions, with the hope of being able to return to face-to-face visits when it is safe to do so.

Applications to the Soundabout Life project can be made via the application form on their new [Soundabout Families website]

2)Resources: They have also been developing a series of musical resources as part of the project which offers ideas of how to use sound and music to support both musical and wider development. These are free to access and can be found on the [Soundabout Families' website]

Please take a look at the flyer for further information about Soundabout Life. Since the offer is only available until summer 2022, we encourage families to sign up as soon as possible to get the most out of this opportunity.

Don't hesitate to contact Soundabout for further information or with any specific questions. Please email in the first instance and one of the project team will be back in touch with you as quickly as possible. You can also find out more about Soundabout on our main [website]