NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) has created a user-friendly guide to help care home managers develop exciting person-centred arts offers involving all their staff teams, artists and the local community.
Funded by The Baring Foundation, it’s been developed in response to a recommendation in the Every Care Home A Creative Home report in which a systematic approach is outlined, involving residents, staff, relatives, care providers, regulators, social care and arts funders, training providers, arts organisations and the local community.
Hilary Woodhead, Executive Director NAPA said:
“The integration of arts and creativity into care homes has shown remarkable benefits for individuals, team members and the community. This guide provides valuable insights and practical steps to harness the transformative power of the arts in enhancing quality of care and overall wellbeing. I encourage care home managers to embrace these principles and embark on a journey that enhances care and enriches lives.”
You can access the full guide and a summary document, here: artsincarehomes.org.uk/2023/11/20/a-managers-guide-to-arts-in-care-homes/