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Chiltern Music Therapy

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Chiltern Music Therapy is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that provides a music therapy service to people of all ages. Chiltern Music Therapy offers expertise in the fields of learning disabilities, mental health, brain injury, dementia and Alzheimer's, palliative care, neonatal and paediatrics. Our services are available face-to-face or online.

Our Music Therapists are qualified with a Masters in Music Therapy, are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the national body the British Association for Music Therapy.

We pride ourselves on using evidence based practice and are dedicated to providing measurable and tangible outcomes for all client groups. At the heart of our work is our aim to provide an inclusive service that is accessible to all.

We provide services across England.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Vicky Crouch
Contact Position
Scheduler
Telephone
01442 780541
E-mail
info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk
Website
View our website
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ChilternMusicTherapy/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/ChilternMusic
Notes

Please call us on 01442 780541, or email us at info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk for more information!

Where to go

Name
Office A, Irfon House, Stones Courtyard, High Street
Address
Office A, Irfon House
Stones Courtyard, High Street
Chesham
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP5 1DE
Notes

We run one to one and group sessions at home and in community settings and residential care across the county, delivered in-person or online. Please contact us to find out more!

Accessibility
Sensory adaptations, Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Please contact us to find out more!

Other Details

Costs

Details
Please contact us for more information about Music Therapy costs.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Please e-mail info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk for a referral form, or call and leave a message on 01442 780541 and one of the team will call you back to tell you about our services.

Local Offer

Local Offer
Description

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

Music Therapy is a therapeutic intervention using music, which looks at creating change and improvements in communication, physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs.

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

At Chiltern Music Therapy we help people with functional needs, such as helping develop skills in cognition, speech and communication or motor skills. We also help people with psychological needs, working on emotional well-being and mental health issues. Music Therapy uses the influence of music to affect specific behaviours and outcomes and is a clinical and evidence-based process, tailored to each individual’s goals.

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

Please e-mail info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk for a referral form, or call and leave a message on 01442 780541 and one of the team will call you back to tell you about our services.

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

Our music therapy service is fully accessible in the community and also on a mobile basis. Our inclusive approach means that no-one is excluded because financial or geographical means.

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

Our evaluative approach means we constantly monitor and assess development and progress in music therapy, and our standardised outcome measures are used alongside parents, teachers, SENCOs and families.

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

Our Music Therapists are:

  • Qualified to a minimum level of a Masters in Music Therapy
  • Registered with and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered with the British Association for Music Therapy - DBS (Enhanced) checked
  • Trained in the use of standardised and validated assessment tools and outcome measures for all client groups In addition, many of our team have additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy, Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy, Medical Music Therapy and MATADOC (Music Therapy Assessment Tool in Awareness for Disorders of Consciousness).

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

Chiltern Music Therapy aims to provide a music therapy provision wherever there is a need across England. All our music therapists are continually undergoing specialist training to further professional development when working with children and young people with additional needs.

Contact Name
Vicky Crouch
Contact Telephone
01442 780541
Contact Email
info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk
Links
https://www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk/
What does your service do?

Chiltern Music Therapy is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that provides a music therapy service to people of all ages. Chiltern Music Therapy offers expertise in the fields of learning disabilities, mental health, brain injury, dementia and Alzheimer's, palliative care, neonatal and paediatrics.

Who does your service provide for?

Chiltern Music Therapy offers expertise in the fields of learning disabilities, mental health, brain injury, dementia and Alzheimer's, palliative care, neonatal and paediatrics. We offer evidence-based help for SEND children in individual or group therapy sessions, available online or face-to-face, at home or in the community.

How can I start using the service?

Please e-mail info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk for a referral form, or call and leave a message on 01442 780541 and one of the team will call you back to tell you about our services.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

We are based in our offices in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, however we have therapists running sessions all over England, whether at home, in schools, in the community, or online.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Our music therapy service is fully accessible in the community and also on a mobile basis. Our inclusive approach means that no-one is excluded because financial or geographical means.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

Our services are client-led and we work with every individual and their family to understand and meet their therapy needs and create meaningful goals and outcomes.

Is your service fully accessible?

Our services are available online or in person. Face-to-face sessions can be offered at home or in community settings.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Our Music Therapists are:

  • Qualified to a minimum level of a Masters in Music Therapy
  • Registered with and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered with the British Association for Music Therapy - DBS (Enhanced) checked
  • Trained in the use of standardised and validated assessment tools and outcome measures for all client groups In addition, many of our team have additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy, Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy, Medical Music Therapy and MATADOC (Music Therapy Assessment Tool in Awareness for Disorders of Consciousness).
How will I know my child is safe?

Our safeguarding lead and deputy undertake Level 3 child protection training at least every 2 years, and all other staff are also given appropriate training. All staff have a duty to identify and respond to any signs of abuse or neglect, as well as to help any children who may be at risk. 

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Sensory adaptations
Our service is delivered in the community
Our service is delivered in the home
Disabled parking
What communication methods are you familiar with?
Makaton
Does your service include children and young people with:
Makaton
Who can I contact for further information?

Contact our office at info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk, or call us on 01442 780541

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