Soundabout Families on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours

We were delighted to have been invited to feature on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme, highlighting the positive impact that Soundabout’s online music sessions have had for children, young people and adults with severe and profound learning disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The radio feature will be available at this link after midday on Monday 3rd May 2021: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vq7k 

BBC You and Yours joined Soundabout practitioner Karen Nicholson for a small group Soundabout Families session with three of our regular musical participants – Charlie, Maisy and William. You can see a little clip of the session here: https://youtu.be/DNdPiRCA24s 

The BBC team also talked to our CEO Clare Cook about how Soundabout had pivoted to deliver our services digitally during lockdown, and to our Chair of Trustees Professor Adam Ockelford to find out more about the Soundabout Families resources.

Little Soundabout and Soundabout Life are a collection of free online musical resources for children in the early years and young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families and carers. 

The resources, based on the Sounds of Intent framework, were developed in association with the University of Roehampton and underpin the Soundabout Families (Little Soundabout and Soundabout Life) project, made possible thanks to funding from Youth Music (www.youthmusic.org.uk), Global’s Make Some Noise (www.makesomenoise.com) and the Tambour Foundation. 

Families in England can also apply for regular sessions with a Soundabout music practitioner to bring the cards to life. To find out more visit www.soundaboutfamily.org.uk. 

Could you help fund Soundabout’s life-changing music sessions for children, young people and adult with severe and profound learning disabilities? Just £10 would enable a family to take part in a group music-making session, and £100 would pay for an hour long online session: click here to donate.