Mark Smyth from Soundabout has put out the following appeal:
"I am writing to their friends, colleagues and partners to inform them that Soundabout is looking for a new home. We have to give up our base at Wornal Park, Worminghall as from September 2017.
I hope that everyone who receives this letter will know about our charity that has worked in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for over 20 years. Just in case you have not;
Soundabout works with staff¬ in special needs settings, training them in the use of interactive musical techniques as a tool for developing communication skills for those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder. We also provide community sessions for children, young people and adults with their parents and carers giving ideas and techniques for interactive musical play. Our work promotes self-expression and interaction, encourages well-being and builds relationships as well as providing the framework for substantial opportunities for learning.
Whilst this is a sad moment moving from a home we have had for five years, it is also exciting to think what possibilities are out there. If you know of venues that are crying out to be filled with music, learning and support for people with severe disabilities and their families then please let me know. Equally, if you know of office hubs that can support our office team while we seek out partnerships and venues to support our charitable activity, then please let me know. We currently use an office space for 5 people, a music/training room and a storage area but are open to ideas and different configurations.
If you think, you can point us in the right direction then please contact me by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on 07740 675098."