This page is here to give you some background on why Musical Connections registered as a charity, and why the work we do is important to our participants.
Of course, everyone attends our groups for different reasons; some people come simply because they like music, some because they like an opportunity to develop a new skill, some because they relish the opportunity to meet with others in the community and some because they enjoy expressing themselves in an environment where everyone is encouraging and non-judgemental.
Within Musical Connection’s constitution our charitable object is outlined as follows:
To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society in particular by:
Providing participatory music, and where feasible, related arts activities
Providing training to healthcare professionals, carers and others where applicable.
Our aim as a charity is to take forward the skills, experience and professionalism we have developed over several years of running this project, and to remain at the forefront of new developments in the field of arts and wellbeing.
Using music as a platform, our sessions aim to provide:
Physical, intellectual and emotional stimulation
Opportunities to connect with other people
Increased self-esteem and a sense of purpose
We have a policy of total inclusion, and all are welcomed to our groups. See The Case for Singing for more information about how and why our sessions work.