On Young Carers Awareness Day gaddum was 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.
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.
Lead partner details
Sam Palmer – Head of Carers Services
Reko Smith – Young Carers Project Worker
Dr David Jackson – Research Associate, Narrative and AI, Manchester Metropolitan University
If you are a young carer, or you know a young carer who would be interested in being involved in this project, then please get in touch with Sam – firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding has been awarded from the £2m Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund, a partnership between government and the Co-op Foundation.