Make my day: the impact of Creative Caring in older people’s care homes

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Barnett M

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Suffolk Artlink

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Creative Carers is a training programme developed over seven years that instils a broad approach to creativity in older people’s care homes, so that day to day lives are more fun and engaging. In turn this leads to better staff and resident morale and better engagement between the two, which leads to better care and more demand from families of older people for places in the home.

This evaluation used a SROI model and the key dentified outcomes included:
Residents are mentally active and more independent
Residents have better social and family life
Families have more peace of mind
Families get on better
Care is more creative and personal
Sustained workforce development
Better long term care of residents visible to staff & families
Artists re-think, re-value and improve this and other creative practice

Outcomes which could be further researched include:
Physical benefits to residents
Changes to demand for health and social care services

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

MB Associates (2013). Make my day: the impact of Creative Caring in older people's care homes. UK: Suffolk Artlink.