Children’s Music Therapy - Coming to Westminster January 2017

Once a month starting from January 2017, In-Deep will offer group music therapy for children with special needs and disabilities. These new music therapy sessions will take place on Saturday mornings at In-Deep's St Vincent's hall venue in Victoria.

The sessions will be supported by a group of trained volunteers and are run by a qualified, experienced therapist.

Alongside the sessions, In-Deep will be providing parents a place where they can meet and share their experiences with other parents and carers; as many parents who care for a child with special needs and/or disabilities can often find themselves feeling isolated, overwhelmed and alone.

Music therapy has long been shown to help children communicate and help develop speech and further physical, emotional and mental development.

If you are a parent who would like to apply for a place for their child, or you are a carer or guardian who would like to make a referral on behalf of another then please contact Emma Chapman at In-Deep: emma.chapman@in-deep.org.uk

Breakfasts (9 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.)
  • Enjoy a full English breakfast, a vegetarian breakfast or a low cholesterol breakfast.
  • For over 50s and their guests.
  • Served every Friday at our Westminster location.
Westminster Lunch (12 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.)
  • Enjoy a jacket potato with a wide variety of filling options and side salad.
  • Available every Wednesday at our Westminster location.
  • The third Wednesday of every month sees the lunch complimented by bingo in the rear of the Hall from 1.30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start to 4 p.m. for those who are over 18 and wish to take part.
Westminster Community Meal (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Enjoy a three course meal with options of chicken or beef.
  • Available fourth Saturday of every month at our Westminster location.
  • For over 21s.
Battersea Lunch (12 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
  • Enjoy a three course meal with options of beef of chicken.
  • Available second Monday of every month at our Battersea location.
  • For over 50s.
Vauxhall Lunch (12 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)
  • Enjoy a jacket potato with a wide variety of filling options and side salad.
  • Available fourth Monday of every month at our Vauxhall location.
  • For over 50s.
Over 50s Choir (6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Bringing people together through song.
  • No audition required - come along and find your voice!
  • Held every other Thursday in the Hide Tower Meeting Room, Regency Street, Westminster.
  • For over 50s.
Therapy Scheme
  • Manicures and pedicures.
  • Chair massages to help boost circulation.
  • Provided by qualified professionals.
  • Held on an appointment basis.
Christmas Hampers
  • Schools and organisations donate hampers.
  • Hampers are given out to the elderly at Christmas time.
  • Last year, 360 people benefited from the scheme across Westminster, Lambeth and Battersea.
Home Visiting

Since December 2012 sixth formers from a local Westminster school have been visiting isolated older people who are housebound in Victoria.

They go once a week during term time for an hour and provide friendship. It has been beneficial to both the students who have learnt first hand about the past as well as the older people involved who have received vital company.