Pioneering Music Therapy in Community Rehabilitation

At Chiltern Music Therapy, we are not just passionate about the transformative power of music; we are committed to ensuring everyone has access to high-quality, person-centred rehabilitation services. This is why we are proud to be part of the Community Rehab Alliance (CRA), a dynamic coalition advocating for universal access to rehabilitation services.

The Call of the CRA

The CRA is on a mission to create equal access to high-quality, person-centred community rehabilitation. With Chiltern Music Therapy as a member, alongside 50 other organisations including the Community Therapists Network, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the alliance is a force for change. 

The CRA's goals are ambitious yet critical:

1. To raise awareness of an individual’s right to rehabilitation.

2. To gain political commitment to delivering universal access to rehabilitation to meet an individual’s needs.

3. To improve the quality of rehabilitation services through new models and approaches, better data collection, planning, commissioning and delivery of service.

Chiltern’s Unique Contribution

As the first and only music therapy company in the CRA, Chiltern brings a unique perspective to rehabilitation. Our involvement underscores the importance of integrating music therapy into community rehabilitation to provide holistic, person-centred care. We believe that music therapy can play a pivotal role in rehabilitation, offering emotional, cognitive, and physical benefits to individuals in need.

Supporting the Latest Campaign

The CRA is backing a recent campaign supporting the right to rehabilitation services, embodied by the Petition For Rehab. This initiative, while only one aspect of our collaborative efforts, showcases the power of collective action in raising awareness and driving change. Chiltern Music Therapy proudly supports this campaign, aligning with our values of advocacy and innovation in rehabilitation. 

A Word from Our Expert

Elizabeth Nightingale, our Neuro Music Therapy Lead, shares her insight:

Until it affects someone’s life directly, many have no idea that access to rehabilitation is a postcode lottery. If the worst ever happens to your friend, sibling, parent or partner, it’s essential they receive all the vital support they will need as part of their recovery. A stroke or a brain injury does not discriminate - why should geography?

As we continue to support the CRA's campaigns and initiatives, we invite our community to join us in this important conversation. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of individuals needing rehabilitation services, offering them hope, support, and the healing power of music.

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