Noise Solution is a social enterprise delivering 1:1 music mentoring sessions which have been independently proven to have statistically significant impacts on well-being amongst a population labelled 'hardest to reach'.
Noise Solution believes that the people who need the most help from services often find those services 'hard to reach' rather than being 'hard to reach' themselves. Simon Glenister (Founding Director) has 20 years front line experience within local authority teams such as Youth Offending and noted considerable numbers of people whom services were unable to engage with (whether they be Social, Mental Health, Offending or Education services). Noise Solution believes that there appears to often be a perception amongst some service users and their families, sometimes fair sometimes not, that they are over promised and under delivered to. This results in loss of trust, often leaving families with feelings of power imbalance and lack of communication. This leads to and encourages that disengagement that can cost UK PLC enormous amounts of money.
Noise Solution has been proven to be ‘statistically significant’ in improving well-being amongst its target population. In 2016, The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) carried out an independently conducted Impact Report on Noise Solutions work, funded through the Cabinet Office. A years’ worth of impact data showed:
• 76% of participants demonstrated a meaningful increase in their wellbeing.
• 50% registered an increase in confidence.
• 54% registered an increase in their self-determination.
• 88% gained an Arts Awards qualification.
• 73% have progression routes identified after Noise Solution.
Noise Solution measures its impact using the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS). WEMWBS was developed by NHS Scotland, Warwick and Edinburgh universities and has been extensively peer reviewed. WEMWBS has also been used at scale (with populations of 20,000 upwards) which means we have a benchmark to measure success against.