ISBN: 978-1-906172-15-2

Creative homes: How the arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Cutler D, Kelly D, Silver S

Year of Publication:
2011

Publisher(s):
Baring Foundation

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The report celebrates the existing good practice of the arts for older people in residential care and to inspire more and better work. It makes the case for the arts in care homes and how this is integral to the definition of excellence in social care. Following a survey on the current place of arts in care homes, there are five good practice case studies from care homes providers and five examples from arts organisations.

The concluding message is that the arts are for everyone, as they inspire and have many health and community benefits for residents, families and friends, and care staff. The report ends with a series of appendices offering practical tips, a directory of resources and sources of further information.



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

CCutler, D., Kelly, D., & Silver, S. (2011). Creative homes: How the arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care . London: Baring Foundation.