Our New North London & Central England Regional Manager

Meet Alli

We’re very pleased to welcome Alli Anthony to the Nordoff Robbins team, as our new Regional Manager for North London and Central England. Alli’s role will see her looking to help support and grow music therapy within the area, all from our new north London HQ. We wanted to catch up with Alli and hear more about her, in her own words.

Over to Alli

I worked at Alzheimer’s Society for almost nine years in different roles. I started as the Younger People with Dementia Coordinator across three east London boroughs, setting up a new service for people understand 65 living with dementia. I managed a three-year project funded by Department of Health looking at dementia awareness for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups across eight London boroughs and was one of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions for Alzheimer’s Society. My last role was as the Service Manager in outer east London managing teams who worked in one to one services, such as dementia advisers, and group services including singing for the brain. 

My aim is to visit every music therapist at a partnership by the end of May to learn more about our work, understand how the organisation works and look at how we can make best use of the new London Centre from a music services perspective. I have already had a positive visit with John, our music therapist in Dagenham with two of his groups for people with dementia. I chose this one first as I already knew some of the service users who attend from my work at Alzheimer’s Society. It was lovely to see people I knew so soon after leaving my role there. 

I am very passionate about including people with dementia in society and trying to help individuals and families live as well as they can with the condition. I loved my work, and did an MSc in Dementia Studies at the same time. I also have lots of personal experience as a carer for family members with different types of dementia. That said, I felt it was time to learn new things and look forward to sharing my experiences through Nordoff Robbins.