About Nordoff Robbins
Nordoff Robbins is a national organisation, helping vulnerable people of all ages across the UK. The many thousands of people we help suffer from a range of conditions such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, learning difficulties, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and in some cases, our clients receive music therapy as part of their palliative care. We provide a network of music therapists who work with individuals to help improve physical health and ability, to deal with emotional and behavioural difficulties, to develop creativity, communication and social skills and increase self-esteem and confidence. No other organisation uses music to reach so many people, in so many contexts, with such consistently high levels of expertise.
We deliver our services in schools, hospitals, care homes and other venues, as well as in our own centres and units. We provide over 45,000 sessions a year and there are currently 70 organisations across the UK receiving services from Nordoff Robbins. Our service provision is particularly good in the North West, after establishing the charity there in 2004 and our aim is to provide an equitable service to all people across the UK, wherever they live, whatever their circumstances.
We train music therapists in both London and Manchester. Our new Master of Music Therapy degree will enable us to enrol 48 students, more than we’ve ever trained at one time before. This will ensure there are many more trained music therapists out there, enabling us to provide services directly to many more people in need.
Established in 2002, our thriving Research department, providing continual monitoring and evaluation of our services, ensures we deliver the highest quality in everything we do. They develop the research evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of music therapy. Both our training and research programmes ensure we continue to be leaders in our field.