District Musicians CIC
Arts Council England funded Music in Healthcare project
Since April 2019, Elle worked alongside fellow Musicians in Healthcare, Sophie Fishwick and Nick Davis to deliver accessible music inerventions for older people in a secure dementia assessment unit. They secured Arts Council England funding through successful bid writing and set up the company together.
The project set out to establish a new service in a specialist setting, using supervision and other reflective approaches to trial new ideas and improve creative practice.
Elle's work with District Musicians CIC concluded in July 2020 to enable her to pursue other comittments, but the service contiues to deliver sessions with Sophie and Nick at the helm.
Opus Music CIC
Arts Council England funded Music in Healthcare apprenticeship
In 2017/ 2018, Elle was selected to complete a nine month long paid apprenticeship with Opus Music CIC. Elle was trained by established Music in Healthcare practitioners Nick Cutts, Sarah Matthews, Oli Matthews and Richard Kensington to deliver high quality music interventions in clinical settings. Elle trained in paedicatric, neo-natal, geriatric and HDU wards in hospitals across the East Midlands.