Short report: How creativity and culture has been supporting people who are shielding or vulnerable during Covid-19.


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Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Year of Publication:
2018

Publisher(s):
Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report is based on case studies of 48 projects, received from 45 organisations, all of whom have created new programmes or adapted existing work to reach people who are shielding or vulnerable in their homes.

It is intended to bring to light the scope, breadth and reach of the work that cultural and creative organisations and individuals have been doing since lockdown to reach the most vulnerable in our communities, and the immense creativity and care with which this work has been designed.

The majority of organisations have deployed a mixture of on and offline approaches. Some have worked only offline, recognising that vulnerability is often tied to lack of digital access. Offline work has varied from the targeted distribution of creative packs – usually in collaboration with local authority, NHS or community partners – to printable resources, phone calls and workshops, and creative exchanges by post. Online work has encompassed workshops, resources, exhibitions, performances, peer-support, social media, and much more.

The work in these case studies has been designed to tackle issues varying from stigma, to community relations, to slowing the impacts of dementia – but the vast majority is directly addressing loneliness and social isolation, and supporting wellbeing.

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Evidence Type: Literature Review

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Literature Review

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. (2020). Short report: How creativity and culture has been supporting people who are shielding or vulnerable during Covid-19. Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance & Arts Council England.