We’ve helped centres to provide a varied and inspiring programme of music, drama and movement directly to service users homes and to those returning to base.
Parents and carers have been sharing text, photos and videos of people taking part in our Whatsapp groups. These have become special places where our artists and the families of those taking part have supported each other and bonded through our shared experiences.
We’ve helped centres to provide engaging and skill-building activities remotely to service users who are unable or unwilling to return to base given the current situation.
Remembering lines of lyrics challenge memories and keep them sharp
Through repetition and increasing opportunities for independent performance
We use lots of songs and response games in every aspect of what we do
Self worth increases as clients challenge themselves and are congratulated by their peers
We use sign language as a way to communicate with non-verbal clients – but everyone learns the songs, staff included!
We employ a range of instruments, props and accessible tech that allows everyone to participate to the best of their ability
We see it the participant’s faces, an expectancy, and joy taking part in the sessions.
We encourage the expression of ideas and feelings in a safe space where every voice is valued
Playing and sharing ideas together & feeling like a valued member of the group
We’ve been working with disabled adults and children for over 15 years. We’re advocates for the power of assistive technology to enable disabled people to express their creativity.
Founder Dave Darch’s mum taught in SEND schools and his love of music technology and electronic led him to explore alternative ways to make music such as the SoundBeam and various other assistive music technologies.
He continues to lead sessions for inc.drop and is joined by a great many talented music, drama and dance practitioners while ensuring that inc.drop delivers the highest quality creative sessions available.
We’ve grown organically via word of mouth recommendations from teachers, centre managers and support workers.
See what they have to say about us below:
The team are calm, patient, empathetic and able to carry service users along whilst at the same time getting the best out of the staff allocated to them.
They look forward to music every Friday, lots of them have memorised the words from all the songs.
They ask when the music and drama is happening a lot. They love it...some clients even do two sessions a day.
The confidence they've developed from working in the group will positively impact their future lives.
Highly experienced working with disabled people
Creative and innovative with budgets too!
Fully insured and DBS checked
Friendly, relaxed and patient practitioners
Regular weekly sessions or project contract options
Source specialist equipment where required
Staff training and CPD options
Range of artforms available
We’re based in Leytonstone in Waltham Forest, London but we work with day centres and schools across the country. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how we could work together.