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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Cardboard Citizens

Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company that works with people who are homeless, have been or are at risk of homelessness. We produce touring theatre and run a workshop programme for members, including ACT NOW our young people’s programme. We deliver qualifications and provide Information, Advice and Guidance support for members.

  • Organisation Type: Theatre / performing arts company


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Homeless, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), Mental health problems

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Performance, Music and movement, DJ/MC, Composition/songwriting


RnB, Rap MC, Music theatre, Hip Hop, Garage, Dance electronic, Beatboxing

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Cardboard Citizens are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Cardboard Citizens:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)