Hello from Scotland!

Nordoff Robbins Scotland Directors Janet Halton and Mary Brown blog about the merger with Nordoff Robbins:

2018 has been a huge year for Nordoff Robbins Scotland, as we have been working towards joining forces with Nordoff Robbins, and we are excited that this partnership is finally coming to fruition. We are looking forward to getting to know all of our new colleagues in the weeks and months ahead!

Nordoff Robbins Scotland started up as an independent charity in 1996, based on work that had developed in the Lothians in the 80s and 90s. From small beginnings, the charity grew significantly over the years, and we now have a team of 15 music therapists offering services across the central belt of Scotland, in and around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee and Angus. 

We are working towards increasing our music therapy provision across 12 local authority areas, and have partnerships with schools, children and adult hospices, other charities and various NHS settings. In addition, we have four bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife and Dundee, and we hope to develop our free open access services in the coming months, opening up the sessions to more groups in those areas, to ensure that our life-changing work reaches those who need it most. 

Whilst we are very proud of our 22-year heritage and history in Scotland, we are excited to now be part of a wider team of Nordoff Robbins therapists and other colleagues, with opportunities to share practice and learn from each other.

Today signals a really important day for us all and on behalf of all our colleagues here in Scotland, we look forward to more sharing, learning and working together.