Chiltern Music Therapy
12th April 2016
Chiltern Music Therapy is an award-winning Community Interest Company that provides a Music Therapy service to people of all ages. We offer expertise in the fields of learning disabilities, mental health, brain injury, dementia and Alzheimer's, palliative care, neonatal and paediatrics.
Our Music Therapists are qualified with a Masters in Music Therapy, are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and the national body the British Association for Music Therapy.
We pride ourselves on using evidence based practice and are dedicated to providing measurable and tangible outcomes for all client groups. We cover Bucks, Herts, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Berks and further afield where there is a need.
Chiltern Music Therapy is the first social enterprise Music Therapy service (to offer both specialist Neurologic Music Therapy and standard treatment programmes) for all ages in the UK. We also offer the MATADOC assessment for Disorders of Conciousness.
We won the Pride of Bucks Healthcare Team of the Year in 2014. We currently provide services for Oxfordshire Health NHS Trust mental health teams and will soon be providing services for Bucks County Council Transitions services for young people aged 16-25. We provide services to a large number of schools (mainstream and SEN), residential and nursing homes for learning disabilities, and dementia and Alzheimer's, brain injury and neuro-disability hospitals and offer an acute neonatal and peadiatric service.
We believe that everyone should have access to the treatment and therapeutic support of their choice, regardless of ability, disability or financial means, so at the heart of our work is our aim to provide an inclusive service, that is accessible to all.
NHS Music Therapy is sporadic across the UK, supporting only those in crisis.We aim to provide services that have a preventative focus in addition to supporting those in crisis, to really encourage a wider impact. We hope to introduce Neurologic Music Therapy more widely in the UK. Using outcome measures for all our work, we also aim to help organisations think more creatively about what their clients or patients can achieve. We want to increase the use of music in everyday care, through training care staff and support workers as well.