Nordoff Robbins is a specialist music charity, delivering music therapy and other music services to a broad range of people in a broad range of places including schools, hospitals, care homes, prisons etc.
Music therapy helps people in many different ways. For some it has physical benefits, for others emotional or social ones. It can help people feel more motivated, social and self-confident. The people Nordoff Robbins help have a range of challenges including autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, depression and, in some cases, clients with life-threatening or terminal illness.
Nordoff Robbins also provides music and health programmes which open up their services to larger groups who do not require such intense specialist work, but all of whom can benefit greatly from the power of music.
In April 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to fund the work of Nordoff Robbins at their Music Therapy Unit based in the grounds of the BRIT School in Croydon, South London. The unit provides an essential music therapy service to children and adults of all ages, who struggle with many different types of physical and mental challenges, as well as being a valuable resource for the community and surrounding areas.