Accessible Arts & Media

Hands & Voices

Having friends, learning, being creative and playing an active part in your community all impact positively on wellbeing. Hands & Voices choir gives learning-disabled adults the chance to meet with friends, gain new skills and share their music skills with others through performances and workshops.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2018 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1072902)

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Situation

In recent years, the closure of day centres and other services for learning-disabled adults has placed people at risk of falling off the radar and becoming isolated, lonely and invisible. This has a negative impact on communities too, as people don’t get the chance to interact with learning-disabled people, leading to stigma and lack of understanding. We believe everyone can contribute to the life and vibrancy of their community, they just need the right support and opportunities.

Solution

Hands & Voices will provide weekly opportunities for up to 40 learning-disabled adults to get together with friends and develop skills in communication, team-working and performance. The Hands & Voices Apprentice programme will give members the chance to share their skills through outreach workshops, making a valued contribution to their community. The project will help build an inclusive community, making it an everyday occurrence to see learning-disabled adults leading workshops or performing.