Steph Dickinson, of Pie Factory Music, an East-Kent creative youth charity, shares how they’re continuing to provide services and support to young people during lockdown.
You can listen now below, or on Spotify (search for the name) and iTunes or your favourite podcast app.
What’s in this episode?
We talk about:
- How their first response was to identify young people they were concerned about
- How they’ve continued ‘band’ sessions online using Zoom and Charanga VIP Studio
- The importance of daily Instagram challenges – found sounds, cover songs, songwriting , lyp sync battles and more
- The value of using Instagram to provide a place and time where young people can always find the Pie Factory Team
- The increase in need for pastoral care and signposting to other services and support, in the absence of school
- The importance of practitioners looking after their own and their colleagues’ wellbeing
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