Jessie’s Fund was established as a registered charity in 1995 and helps children with serious illness, complex needs, and communication difficulties through the therapeutic use of music. Music can provide a powerful and profound way in which children can express themselves and connect with the world around them. Our work covers all areas of the UK. We aim to:
• enable children in every children’s hospice in the UK to access music therapy by establishing posts for music therapists, providing appropriate musical instruments, and offering musical training to staff
• help children in special schools and hospitals to participate in creative musical activities
• train staff in special schools to use music as a tool for communication and learning
Our popular courses are packed with practical music-making ideas for people working with children who have complex needs. We have a proven track record in designing hands-on, stimulating and enjoyable training for those working with children who have serious illnesses, learning difficulties, or disabilities. We share inclusive musical activities for children who have wide-ranging abilities/disabilities rather than focusing on any specific diagnoses.