Our impact

We are dedicated to investigating the impact that music therapy can have for those affected by life-limiting illness, isolation or disability, and this work ensures that our practice is effective and led by our beneficiaries’ lived experiences.

In 2018 we reached more people with music therapy than ever before

Our music therapy practice is informed by our research – and our researchers work alongside our therapists, at our centres and partner organisations, to evaluate and understand the impact of our work. This ensures that our therapists can provide the best possible support every day, and that we are teaching people to work in ways that we know are effective and informed by our beneficiaries’ lived experiences.  

Overwhelmingly, our research shows the positive impact that our music therapy has for our beneficiaries, their families, carers and for staff. 

270+ Organisations across the UK had a Nordoff Robbins music therapist on site, including:
  • Mainstream & SEN Schools
  • Care Homes
  • NHS Hospitals
  • Mental Health Services
  • Neuro-Rehab Centres
  • Hospices
11,954 vulnerable people reached 44,952 music therapy sessions held
13 Regional hubs providing free therapy sessions across the UK
92% of people who had music therapy with us said it improved their quality of life
96% of people who had music therapy with us said it improved their communication skills
7,692 more sessions than in 2018
69% of our total workforce are music therapists - demonstrating our commitment to resourcing our frontline services

Read about our impact

Find out more about the impact Nordoff Robbins has as a charity, from our frontline music services to our work around transparency and governance.