If you have young people who would like to access our music or arts sessions, you can still refer participants to our digital online sessions.
If you are a carer, social worker, teacher or family member and would like to talk to someone about referring a young person to one of our sessions, please make contact with Joe Crofton – email@example.com or contact us through our facebook page. If you would like to talk to someone on the phone, please call 0116 2552592.
We are running weekly sessions in music, singing, music technology, arts and media. We are also running ad-hoc online cooking sessions as and when we can.
Our sessions are funded by Youth Music, The National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council England, The Rank Foundation and many more. All are free to attend. Our sessions are not public, you won’t find them on Facebook or Instagram, you get an invitation to a private meeting using applications such as Zoom. Each Zoom session is staffed by two Soft Touch workers for safeguarding purposes.
The session are running nearly every day of the week.
Youthmusic funded sessions – Noteable: Monday nights 4-5pm we are targeting young female musicians, with our girls-only session, led by our female music leaders – if you are interested in signing young people up to this session
The Tuesday evening sessions (4-5pm) are aimed at young musicians with higher support needs, such as those with a learning disability, or Autism. We also take referrals for young musicians at risk of offending or with orders from Youth Offending Services.
UPSTArt sessions are still running on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Do you know a young person from New Parks, Beaumont Leys, Stocking Farm or Mowmacre Hill aged 10-25 who may be interested in art or music.
STart sessions are on Thursdays and target young people who feel isolated from the community.
The YES programme targets NEET young people aged 15-24 from Leicester or Leicestershire and runs on Fridays