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About Us

What makes find your voice different

Find Your Voice is the only organisation in the UK that delivers singing programmes of learning to the most vulnerable people living in marginalised communities. Programmes that are designed to empower and connect individuals back into their communities. We do this by involving each person in a way that is comfortable and achievable for them. No matter age or mobility, our programmes are accessible to every learner in every part of society.

Why we do it

Singing can expand everyone’s world by providing opportunities to improve health and wellbeing through cultural learning that supports people of all ages, abilities, and communities. We work with partners who host our programmes within their centres, allowing us to deliver quality assured learning to their beneficiaries in surroundings that are familiar and safe.

How we do it

Once we are invited into a community, we work directly with learners to set targets that are achievable for them, and which will ensure that they get the best experience from engaging with Find Your Voice. Our training encompasses both the carers and learners, so everyone benefits.


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Where we deliver

Regions We Cover



North East

County Durham

South East


South West

Devon, Somerset

Yorkshire and the Humber

Calderdale, Doncaster

East Midlands


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Our experience

We have over a decade of operational experience and have worked with more than 340 independent and community-owned adult social care providers and early years settings in that time. Our initial pilot programme with eight people has grown through word-of-mouth into an organisation that has engaged with more than 4460 individuals. Our vision is simple: we want everyone in England to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of singing a song they love, out loud!

Our Origins

Find Your Voice was formed by CEO Emma Baines in 2011 as an arts organisation that delivers singing activities, programmes and workshops. Our goal has always been simple – to expand the world of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society and connect them back into their communities.

who we are

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Emma Baines - CEO

Emma has been a practitioner for 22 years. She has featured on the Happy list, was named as the Big Issue's top artistic, mover, shaker and changemaker, shortlisted as a NatWest female social business leader of the year and listed as a NatWest 100 top social enterprise employer.

Her reputation is one of excellence in training, planning, delivery and leadership in the cultural sector and this reputation reaches into funders, innovators and educational providers.

Emma Baines has a learning disability herself so her leadership is one that is lived even as it is combined with a user-led and community-based advisory board (comprising service users, commissioners, teachers and four community partners). As a result of this leadership, Find Your Voice is ideally placed to meet the needs of both the community and its service users in a way that reflects what’s relevant, possible, sustainable and joyful.

Our Specialists

Our community-based specialists all have teaching qualifications, have completed our training and hold a current enhanced DBS. They include:

  • An ethnomusicoligist from SOAS producing and directing children’s theatre
  • An opera performer from Guildhall, who appears with the BBC and Opera Anywhere
  • A Queen’s College choral scholar and clerk at Magdalen College
  • An instrumentalist who has performed at Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury
  • An artist from The Royal Academy of Music
  • A graduate of Hollins University, USA
  • A flautist from Oxford University
  • A Devon street performer, singer and beatboxer with a BA Hons Music

Work with us

Our innovative teaching methods are geared to help communities thrive beyond isolation, reigniting their health and wellbeing.
If you believe one of our programmes is what your community needs, get in touch