Coronavirus – Jessie’s Fund’s measures

These are extraordinary times, and we are doing our best to deal with the crisis with as little impact on the children we help as possible. Our office is now closed and we are working separately from our homes, with regular online team meetings.

It was inevitable that our face-to-face Soundtracks projects in special schools for the next few months would be cancelled. We are acutely aware that our musicians, who are all freelance, are going to have their livelihoods severely affected, so we will not be depriving them of income they would have received from us for these projects.

We plan to commission some of our musicians to develop online music resources which can be used either in schools or in the home during the period we can’t physically work with children. In addition, we are looking into ways we can lead online music sessions with children and young people who have special needs. We are also working with a community of music therapists to find meaningful ways of running music therapy sessions online.

During this period we can be reached by phone on 07511 609779, and will be contactable by email as usual.

We wish you all well, and we look forward to an eventual return to some sort of normality.