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

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Support for the music making of blind and partially sighted people

  • Organisation Type: National umbrella / music development organisation

Email: sally.zimmermann@rnib.org.uk

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Three most commonly faced challenges

Sensory impaired, Physically disabled, Mental health problems

Age of participants

3-25

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

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Music and movement, Performance, Research, Technology, Training, Vocal, Youth leadership, Accessible music notation

Genres

Music theatre, Opera, Pop and Rock, Western Classical, Indian classical, Gospel, Folk, Contemporary classical, Beatboxing, African, Koto

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Royal National Institute of Blind People are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Royal National Institute of Blind People:

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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: Gov.uk - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)