Support our Taking Part programme!
Our Taking Part programme makes a huge difference to the lives of adults and young people with learning disabilities. We run regular free and affordable high quality creative sessions with professional artists – Allsorts for ages 18+ and Do Your Own Thing for ages 10-25.
Our participants explore their creativity through music making, visual art, writing, dance, film, fashion, DJing, digital arts and what we do is led by the participants.
Around 1.4 million people in the UK have a learning disability yet they are one of the most excluded groups in our society, with a life expectancy of around 20 years lower than the average. At least half the learning disabled population experience loneliness and isolation and face challenges like prejudice, poverty, unemployment and poor mental health.
How we help
‘Heart n Soul means being less isolated, getting stimulated and motivated, getting skills, being together and happy’, Ifeoma, artist and participant
Heart n Soul’s Taking Part programme leads to people having more confidence, socially and artistically, and living more independent lives. Many go on to perform their music and show artwork in mainstream venues, contributing to society and sharing their talents with the world.
Our Taking Part programme is only made possible with funding and donations. Please help us continue working in the innovative way that we do by donating or fundraising for us!
Donate online, by cheque, cash or postal order using the links and downloads in the How to donate box at the top right of this page. You can also sign up to Easy Fundraising, an online scheme that donates money to us when you shop online, for more information click here.
If you would prefer to fundraise on our behalf by taking part in a run, walk, cycle, swim, or another challenge, then please get in touch with us!