Dance charity offers job opportunities for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities will benefit from new funding for a pioneering south London dance charity

Young girl dancing on stage
Young girl dancing on stage
  • Published: 6 October 2022

Bromley-based Magpie Dance runs creative dance classes for children and adults set to live music.

The charity is now offering job opportunities for its members, who will act as mentors and ambassadors in schools and deliver training for other organisations.

The scheme is being funded through a £66,000 grant from City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder.

Charities like Magpie play a hugely important role in tackling the social isolation many people with learning disabilities experience, building their confidence and independence and helping them develop communication and life skills.

Magpie Dance was at the cutting edge of this kind of provision when it launched and we’re delighted that our funding is helping it to continue to innovate and to offer new, potentially life-changing opportunities to its members.”