"Just a simple one hour a week of singing has helped me escape. You're doing wonders here. Don't ever stop what you're doing."

Stroke rehabilitation patient, five weeks in hospital, after participating in Independent Arts' Singing for Recovery sessions.


"I have had the most amazing feedback from our residents, family members and staff. The residents said that it was very enjoyable and very interesting. One resident has started writing again after a very long time. We have all taken parts of this experience and are continuing to use it with our residents on a daily basis.

"We have implemented a poem box for all three of our units where residents, staff and visitors can read either together or by themselves. The interest is unbelievable."

Orchard House's activities coordinator on Independent Arts' poetry project.


“We have found the whole experience with Independent Arts hugely worthwhile for our clients. Both the Reminiscence and Music Therapy activity make a massive impact during the sessions, and it is a positive experience for everyone involved."

Manager, Autumn House

"Since coming to Independent Arts I've learnt to write my name again."

Participant, Therapeutic Arts Project

“I don’t have dementia but it’s helping a great deal with depression following cancer treatment.”

Participant, SingAbout

“You have got me for life!”

Participant, SingAbout

"In town I have to walk with a trolley to feel stable. Here, I've been given the confidence to dance again."

Participant, DanceMakers

"Clearing-up time always comes too soon."

Participant, Therapeutic Arts Project

“I am really really enjoying SingAbout – Sandy, your love for music shows and rubs off on people. Thank you. Everyone is making it such a lovely atmosphere, it doesn’t matter if I sing a wrong note – having said that I’m sure at different points you have listened and we actually make a nice sound together; we also have exciting biscuits!”

Participant, SingAbout

"We all need to express ourselves."

Participant, Therapeutic Arts Project

"Age is not a drawback."

Participant, Therapeutic Arts Project

"While you're painting, you're not disabled."

Participant, Therapeutic Arts Project


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