Trustees are very pleased to continue their support of the Yellow Submarine residential holidays for 11-18 year olds who have autism and learning difficulties. We hope that these holidays can take place next year and we are sure the young people will gain confidence through all the fun and activities that you give them in a different environment.
Trustees are pleased to support the plans for Morning Explorers at the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands, providing a programme that gives families with children who have an autistic spectrum condition, more regular provision through bimonthly events, delivering awareness training for staff and running a marketing campaign to encourage more attendees for future events.
Trustees were pleased to read of the continuing support the Pepper Nurses have been able to provide to families and their children who have life limiting conditions, via zoom and telephone conversations. We particularly liked the restructuring of the nursing services so that each team can work to their strengths and provide focussed assistance for the children and their carers.
Trustees are pleased to support the work of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Open Sound Ensemble 2021/22, which aims to support the musical progression, personal development and social musical opportunities of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in SE London. We have been impressed that work was adapted through Lockdown and that the delivery team’s expertise is being expanded through the use of Makaton.
Two of our trustees visited Keech a few years ago and met with the music therapist and saw the music facilities at the hospice. We were most impressed and recognising the value of music therapy, trustees are content to support a grant request for continuation of the music therapy service.