Soundabout

A charity that uses music as a tool for communication for children and adults who have complex learning disabilities and has sessions for families and carers to enjoy making music together. A fun time for the whole family.

We currently run community sessions in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Through making music we help them develop their ability to communicate and interact with the world around them, plus have a lot of fun along the way!

Who to contact

Contact Name
Soundabout Office
Telephone
E-mail
info@soundabout.org.uk
Website
Soundabout

Where to go

Name
Soundabout, Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon
Address
Buckinghamshire
Venue Notes

Didcot is well linked by train and bus routes, the Cornerstone building is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Geographic Area Covered
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Regular Saturdays throughout the year and summer holiday activity
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
Please contact Soundabout for further information

Other Details

Cost Description

£10 per person with a disability. Family and Carers are free to attend. Bursaries are available if needed please contact us. 

Age Ranges
All ages
Facilities
Accessible Website
Hoist
Car Parking
Wheelchair Accessible Entrance

Local Offer

Description

Soundabout's musical sessions are specifically for people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and their families. We welcome everyone to enjoy and share in our magical musical journeys, encouraging playful interaction and communication through musical expression

Contact Name
Philippa Higginbottom
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
info@soundabout.org.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
25 plus
19 to 25
2 to 4
All ages
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
Needs Level
Cognition and Learning
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Musical experiences on Saturdays for all family members

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Opportunities to improve communication for people with disabilities and a chance for families to learn some of the Soundabout techniques to use at home.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Families need to book on to our sessions. To get more information please either phone or e-mail the office and we can send you the dates of activities coming up each term. Or have a look at our website.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

Our venue and the venues we use are all accessible for people with disabilities. All staff are very experienced SEND practitioners having worked with a wide range of disability.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

We use both e-mail and post to advertise our service.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

Our practitioners have over 100 combined years experience in working with people with disability.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

All of our provision is specifically for people with SEND. We are looking at developing relationships with new venues in order to make our sessions widely accessible for families.

Last Updated
13/01/2020

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