SoCo provides weekly jamming sessions for Society of St James’ Pathfinder Recovery Group, a group that supports adults with alcohol and substance misuse issues, which form a key component of many service users’ recovery programme. Having developed several music-making courses over a number of years in partnership with Society of St James, this current offer supports a core group of aspiring musicians to hone their musical skills by learning and performing cover songs and composing their own material.
The project has been running for over a year and a half in its current format and has seen participants’ confidence grow significantly. So much so, that the group now performs at public events, such as Umbrella Arts Festival and The Big Sleep Out, under the name of Recovery All-Stars.
Our work in this field contributes to a wider adult learning programme, read more about this project and others in our Adult Learning Report.