MusicPlace North West Ltd

MusicPlace North West Ltd

At a glance


  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities

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The principal objectives and activities of the charity are:  

  1. The protection and promotion of good health, both physical and mental, by the therapeutic and specific use of music
  2. The relief of sickness, and in particular the alleviation of developmental, emotional, and social difficulties, by the therapeutic and specific use of music.
  3. The advancement of the education of the public concerning music as a means of therapy and the provision of support for the education and training of music therapists and of other interested professionals and students, and:
  4. The promotion and publication of research concerning the therapeutic use of music.  


We obtain feedback from all our users and it has always been very positive but the pressure on public finances has meant that it is difficult to maintain continuity with our patients.  Music therapy has proved to be one of the most effective therapies for a wide range of psychological and physical disabilities and is powerful across all age ranges.


We have provided a music therapy service in 6 schools across Merseyside, Cheshire, and Lancashire.  Five of these schools are special schools for children with a range of health and educational needs including communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, severe learning difficulties and physical disabilities.  Two of the schools we serve are mainstream schools and in one of these schools the music therapy sessions have supported students with emotional difficulties.

We continued to provide music therapy services for MerseyCare NHS Trust, who run a range of units in Liverpool to support adults with acute and chronic mental health problems. These music therapy services continued to be well received by both service users and staff.  The co-ordinator organised a comprehensive service review using questionnaires for both service users and staff.

We continue to provide a community-based music therapy project to support stroke patients when they leave hospital.  The project was run in partnership with the Stroke Association and with two NHS Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

We continued to provide an 'in house' therapy service for individual, privately referred clients.  Clients include adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and children with communication difficulties as well as some clients referred by Liverpool Council as part of the post-adoption support given to children and families. 

We continued to provide a limited number of sessions within clients' own homes where the client was unable to travel to the MusicPlace base.

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