Every Tuesday, members of the Carr Gomm community come together at the Midlothian Music Group ‘Something to Believe In’.
Facilitated by Support Practitioner and Music Maestro Ross, the group runs weekly and welcomes people we support to the Loanhead office to get together and sing, perform, dance, play instruments and – of course- have fun.
The Midlothian Music Group is a safe space for self-expression, where people we support are able to come together and:
- learn new skills
- improve their confidence and self-worth
- make new friends
- feel a sense of community and belonging
There is no pressure to sing, dance or perform at the group – everyone is welcome to come along and get involved however they feel comfortable, whether that is through singing a bit of ABBA or by watching the fun with a cup of tea and a biscuit.
This project came about after Ross put his idea for a music group into Carr Gomm Futures. Futures is an initiative for staff members to suggest ideas and projects which they have seen a need for, and then receive support and funding to make it happen.
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