Nordoff Robbins England & Wales and Nordoff Robbins Scotland have always had a very close relationship as sister organisations; continually exploring ways in which we can strengthen our partnership and our joint commitment to Nordoff Robbins music therapy and changing more lives through music across the UK.
We are very excited to share with you the news that the trustees of Nordoff Robbins England & Wales and Nordoff Robbins Scotland have decided to consider a merger to form one UK charity.
We have worked together over the last few months to explore the idea of a merger and to ensure that the purpose of any merger would be in the best interests of both organisations and our service users. We have both now reached a position whereby we believe that forming a single UK Nordoff Robbins charity would fundamentally allow us to retain, build and strengthen access for our beneficiaries to high quality music therapy.
We will now enter a second phase of consultation to share our proposals and gather further information to help shape our joint future. This process will continue through April to September and until then it will be business as usual for both organisations.
We are confident that a merger would provide significant opportunities for both organisations to bring together our joint expertise and ambition whilst at the same time recognising the importance of retaining a Scottish identity as we move forward.