Roundabout works with some of the most disadvantaged people in the community. Our youngest service user is 3 years old and the oldest is over 100 years old. The people who use Roundabout’s services often struggle to find their voice to express their needs and distress. We provide access to ways of communicating and expressing thoughts and feelings that lead to real change. Reports are written on all our work and evaluation’s carried out, we know that Roundabout makes a measurable difference.
Roundabout’s services are supported through fundraising and fees. We do not receive any government funding and the demand on our services is constantly high.
Our work really does make a difference; this is what people say about Roundabout:
‘The service has worked extremely well with my son. He is now able to articulate things better if he is annoyed and not sulk as much. He enjoyed the sessions with the therapist and looked forward to them each week. The therapist consistently got in touch with me to update me on my son’s progress and I am thankful for the help. She even allayed my fears when my son was first referred. Wishing the service all the best for the future and long may it continue.’
‘Her highlight of the week was going to dramatherapy. She enjoyed the attention and the chance to voice her opinion and express her feelings.’
‘She enjoyed her sessions of therapy. She has expressed that she found the therapist to be very friendly and she felt comfortable talking with her. I think this has been a great experience for her and had allowed her to open up with her feelings and emotions. I thank you very much for the time you spent with her.’
‘I would like to thank the therapist for all the support and hard work she has put in this last year. My son has now achieved a lot of confidence in his personal self and Roundabout is an excellent way of breaking down barriers as children sometimes find it hard to express themselves.’
‘The pupils have enormously benefitted from the dramatherapy support. The therapist has been a reliable and perceptive influence for the pupils and staff. The pupils have had good rapport with the therapist and their regular attendance and punctuality to session is evidence of this. Some pupils have ongoing needs and we look forward to continuing to work with these in September. The dramatherapy is a much appreciated addition to our support for emotional health and has especially been of benefit to pupils who are reluctant or unable to communicate verbally.’