openPR Logo
Press release

International DJ Fatboy Slim hosts exclusive online gig for Autism Specialist

05-20-2020 09:24 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Amy Maughan PR

DJ Norman Cook (centre) in a Q&A with Inspired Support users

DJ Norman Cook (centre) in a Q&A with Inspired Support users

To tackle isolation and keep its clients connected during the coronavirus lockdown, a leading autism support provider in the North East of England has joined forces with superstar DJ Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, to host an exclusive virtual gig on its new activity portal.

Inspired Support, based in Newcastle upon Tyne with services across Tyne & Wear, is an independent organisation supporting people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and learning disabilities through bespoke educational activities in the digital, sport and creative industries.

Committed to keeping its support programmes open to more than 100 hundred service users, Inspired Support has taken its operations online using Zoom to provide a safe, sociable learning environment to avoid difficult isolation at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fatboy Slim, English DJ, musician and record producer with global hits including 'Praise You' and 'Weapon of Choice', is a long-standing friend of Inspired Support. He helped them to celebrate the launch of the portal with a live 'lockdown' gig from his sea-side home in Brighton, followed by a Q&A session.

Dave Winship, director at Inspired Support, said: "As soon as we heard about the possibility of a Covid-19 lockdown we wanted to ensure all our customers could stay in touch and continue to access our services.

"Moving online presented some technical challenges initially, mainly around logistics and ensuring everyone had computer and internet access. To get the portal up and running is a fantastic achievement. It allows us to keep delivering vital learning and social activities online for as long as necessary.

"We understand these are challenging, uncertain times for everyone and being separated from friends and family is extremely difficult. That is why we are determined Inspired Support should always be there to help bring people together, beat loneliness and spread a little happiness.

"Getting Norman to join us on the portal was a blast! Some of the group taking part are developing skills in the creative and digital sectors, including music production. They couldn't believe they were bantering with Fatboy Slim and watching him live in his spare room!"

Inspired Support offers four service environments designed to ensure that people who are on the autism spectrum or have learning difficulties can develop their talents, social and life skills to achieve success and future employment.

Norman Cook, Fatboy Slim, said: "We've had weeks of lockdown and I've only managed a couple of pub quizzes! Inspired Support has been way more creative with the time in creating this lovely little online community. It is inspiring to me and brings a sense of togetherness. I'm looking forward to doing it again soon."

Service user Mark Urwin took part in the session, he said: "Inspired Support is making me feel positive and motivated during lockdown because of the regular online sessions.

"The socialising is great and it feels like I'm still there and not stuck in isolation. They're still giving me tasks to keep me focused and I'm able to continue developing my graphic design skills because they supplied me with an iMac, something not many support groups would do for their clients.

"Meeting Fat Boy Slim and taking part in the Q&A was great. Norman kindly answered my question about how music can influence our mental health, which was a great insight for me."

Inspired Support was created in 2012 by directors Dave Winship and Richard Lamb. Dave was tired of seeing people with a limited choice of services which were outdated. The organisation is designed to provide a holistic, person-centred approach to learning which enables people to thrive and achieve success independently. It runs training and an education courses for people aged 16 years upwards at it centres in Newcastle, Gateshead and Birtley.

Find out more at: https://www.inspiredsupport.co.uk/.

Amy Maughan MCIPR
PR & Communications
95 New Ridley Road
Stocksfield
Northumberland
NE43 7EH
United Kingdom
Tel: 07980 703566
Email: amy@amymaughanpr.co.uk

Strategic PR & Communications

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release International DJ Fatboy Slim hosts exclusive online gig for Autism Specialist here

News-ID: 2051361 • Views: 159

More Releases for Inspired

Bio-inspired Robotics Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2023
New report published by Global Info Research which offers insights on the global Bio-inspired Robotics market. Bio-inspired Robotic is a Robot inspired by biological systems. Click to view the full report TOC, figure and tables: https://www.globalinforesearch.com/global-bio-inspired-robotics-market_p87683.html Global Bio-inspired Robotics Market: Forecast by Type / Application / Region The worldwide market for Bio-inspired Robotics is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly x% over the
High End Africa Inspired Marketplace about to become a unique reference for prem …
Enlarged assortment up to 500 products exclusively available at Kawree.com: the first marketplace to become a unique destination to access Africa Inspired fashion, beauty and décor. Why Kawree ? The term "Kawree" is the phonetic transcription for cowry (in English) or cauri (in French). Cowry shells have been used for centuries in Africa as a currency. Today, Africa benefits from a new immaterial currency: ''international attention''. The online platform aims at consolidating the African offering
High End Africa Inspired Marketplace
Why Kawree ? The term ‘Kawree’ is the phonetic transcription for cowry (in English) or cauri (in French). Cowry shells have been used for centuries in Africa as a currency. Today, Africa benefits from a new immaterial currency: ''international attention''. The online platform aims at consolidating the African offering in terms of beauty, fashion and design objects. Vendors inspired by Africa have the opportunity to reach out to an international audience. The vision of the marketplace
Inspired Dentistry - Southampton
Inspired Dentistry – Dentist in Southampton Inspired Dentistry is a friendly dentist in Southampton. Everyone at the practice is dedicated to providing the very best in dental healthcare for all the family. They believe that each person is a unique and special individual who deserves the very best treatment, and they are committed to giving you just that. Their treatments include dental implants, sedation, smile makeovers and dentures. In addition to cosmetic dentistry
SPECIAL MASSAGE SHAGGER INSPIRED BY MELANIA
Young Slovenian startup successfully funded their edgy campaign on Kickstarter. “OTO The Massage Shagger” is an innovative massager, which oxygenates tissue and makes you feel refreshed. It was designed for a modern man to relieve him of a stressful sedentary lifestyle. Slovenians hold the record in the most accumulated funding on Kickstarter per capita. This time they came up with a stylish wooden massager that promises to awaken your
Inspired Ingredients. Expertly Matched.
Indulge yourself in unexpected culinary delight (Bandung – July 2016) Today more than ever before, our guest wants to experience more and…with less time. They crave new, authentic experiences, and they want travel to complete their lives, not complicate it. Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers is bringing the lobby bar dining experience in Bandung to an entirely new level with the introduction of “Paired”, the new Sheraton food