Live Music Now is celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay with the launch of Including Me, an online family music programme in Cheshire and Merseyside.
Including Me is a 10-week programme of fun, interactive, family-focused live music sessions brought to participants’ homes by LMN musicians in partnership with Improving Me and the Cheshire and Merseyside Women and Children’s Partnership.
Including Me is designed to respond to COVID 19 pressures by:
- Supporting ‘stronger families together’ with music
- Providing an antidote to ‘lockdown blues’
- Combating increased risk of social isolation and exclusion
- Boosting good mental health and resilience.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Women and Children’s Partnership referred the families and provided support to ensure they can take part – from language support for those whose first language isn’t English, to sourcing technology.
Watch this short intro video Live Music Now musician Ben Sayah made for the family he’ll be meeting with for the 10-week project:
About the partners
Improving Me www.improvingme.org.uk is a partnership of 27 NHS organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside aiming to improve the experience of all women and children.
Live Music Now livemusicnow.org.uk is a leader in music participation for children with a range of complex needs. Their trained professional musicians typically work in special schools on projects, with class groups and one to one.
BookTrust www.booktrust.org.uk is the UK’s largest reading charity. They reach 3.9 million children each year to help develop a love of reading. They want every child to have the good start in life that reading brings.