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Our work and impact

Our work and impact

We’ve been helping vulnerable, socially isolated older people for 14 years. Today, we have 10 weekly music groups and community choirs across York, in church halls, community centres, local care homes and in City of York sheltered housing accommodation. Every year, we expect to work with over 500 vulnerable older adults, and collaborate with local schools, colleges and universities to include hundreds of children and young people too.

Our impact in numbers

During 2022/23, we supported over 300+ people during weekly music sessions, and involved over 800+ children in a variety of intergenerational sessions and events. In detail, we have: 

  • Reached 500+ people during weekly sessions and additional community events

  • Delivered 378 in-person sessions and events

  • Included 819 children and young people

  • Organised 26 intergenerational sessions, projects or events

  • Registered 4,102 attendances across the whole project

  • Provided transport for 39 people, who would otherwise have been unable to get involved in sessions

Based on the above numbers and the high volume of referrals we are regularly receiving from City of York local agencies and NHS social prescribers, we expect to work with around 400 older people during weekly sessions over the coming year.