Cultural Playing Field


Arts participation for older people in residential and day-care settings by Robin Simpson
November 28, 2013, 5:36 pm
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I was back in London on Tuesday to chair the second of our roundtable discussions on arts participation for older people in residential and day-care settings, supported by The Baring Foundation. This was another fascinating discussion about the potential for voluntary arts groups to support arts activities in care homes, the development of opportunities for care home residents to act as creative citizens and the role of care home staff who might themselves be members of voluntary arts groups. Those taking part in the discussion on Tuesday included people who had organised arts activities in care homes, representatives of amateur arts umbrella bodies, community arts organisations, experts in adult learning and people working in different aspects of social care. We looked at the potential benefits and opportunities from involving voluntary arts groups in this activity but also at the challenges in doing so. Our consultant, Helen Fraser, is now going to pull together the conclusions of our roundtable meetings and her interviews with a wide range of experts to inform the paper she is writing for us.

Robin Simpson.

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