Herts Inclusive Theatre

Inclusive Arts: Support disability, help wellbeing

Help us reach more vulnerable people in Herts, as we enter our 21st year. We support disabled people by providing drama & wellbeing opportunities. Helping mental & physical health, supporting people to reach their potential. We are never more needed after the incredible challenges of the past year.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1180955)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,600

Donations

0

Championed by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

ACCESS: A lack of accessible and inclusive activities can significantly restrict disabled people’s involvement with others in society SOCIAL ANXIETY: Disabled people have difficultly expressing themselves and struggle with anxiety because of the world around them. Commonly developing stress-reducing behaviours which make them appear strange ISOLATION: Parents with disabled children face additional worries, money, schooling and appointments leading to social isolation, loneliness and depression

Solution

INCLUSION: Providing adapted activities for those with hearing, visual, physical & verbal disabilities to take part in and have their 'say'. SKILLS: Participants gain skills including improved reading, speech, behaviour and creativity. Providing a platform to show their new skills, which in turn leads to increased confidence and self-esteem. COMMUNITY: Providing invaluable respite time for parents/carers and opportunities for them to meet other parents, form friendships and support networks.

  • I'm a firm believer that life is better when you "find your tribe", when you find a place to be yourself and where you are appreciated for the contribution you can make. HIT is R’s tribe. Every week, every session, however she feels going in... Every time she's a happier, calmer person coming out.

    — Children's session Parent

  • At the start of the first lockdown, we couldn't have believed what has been possible via Zoom. Nearly a year on, I've performed in two online musicals and an online mystery play thanks to Herts Inclusive Theatre.

    — Youth Theatre Participant

  • I have dealt with many organisations over the years, always searching for somewhere that makes us feel welcome. This has been the most positive experience I have had when dealing with an organisation where Isla's needs have to be taken into consideration. Trust me, these things are not the norm!!

    — New parent Stevenage Sessions

  • It says on the tin – Herts Inclusive Theatre – and that’s exactly what this is. This was easily the most fantastic and inclusive productions I’ve seen across the county. A big well done to everyone

    — Will Hobhouse, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire (17-18)