Introducing the Irene Taylor Trust: Creating Music. Transforming Futures.
“I feel like this project has changed my life quite tremendously…” Nirobi, ‘Making Tracks’ participant.
A short film introducing our inspirational work with NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people, ex-prisoners rebuilding their lives, and people of all ages in prisons. Staff and project participants sum it all up in the space of a 3-minute song.
At the Irene Taylor Trust we believe that creating original music collaboratively can make a powerful impact on people’s lives, bringing them new confidence, important transferrable skills (such as communication, team-working and perseverance), and raised aspirations for the future. Music can break down barriers and help people who have found themselves pushed to the fringes of society to become celebrated and valued members of the community.
We run three main programmes developed specially to support the needs of participants; ‘Making Tracks’ (NEET young people), ‘Sounding Out’ (ex-prisoners) and ‘Music in Prisons’. The individuals we work with are some of the most marginalised and excluded in society, having faced a range of issues such as abuse, violence, substance misuse, mental health problems, exclusion from school and homelessness. Our work lights a spark that can be the catalyst in supporting these vulnerable people to change their lives for the better.
You can find out much more about us, including how to support our work, at our website; http://irenetaylortrust.com/
Or to make a direct online donation, please visit; http://bit.ly/supportITT
Filmed by Ximena Alvarez-Maschio (http://www.xam.me.uk/