Mood Music Media Project with Young Carers

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), after being awarded funding to research and evaluate new approaches to tackling youth loneliness and isolation.

About the project

This project will use music (cutting-edge emotion sensing and digital music tools) as a bridge to connect young carers. This will create novel performance pieces that utilises software that can read facial expressions and interpret them with music and sounds. This will enable them to use music to record their emotions and feelings of loneliness over time which will represent a musical journey of their carer experiences and help to create connections with other young carers.

Who is a young carer?

A young carer can be defined as a child or young person who provides regular and ongoing care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled, or who misuses substances. Young adult carers are defined as young carers transitioning from childhood into adulthood.

About our fundersFunding has been awarded from the £2m Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund, a partnership between government and the Co-op Foundation.

Lead partners details:

Sam Palmer – Head of Carers Services

Reko Smith – Young Carers Project Worker

Dr David Jackson – Research Associate, Narrative and AI, Manchester Metropolitan University

Our press release is available to download here: 28.01.18 gaddum and MMU

Please direct media enquiries to Charlotte Brown, PR & Comms Lead

About the building connections fund
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