Arts in care report

All the benefits of the arts in care are charted in a new report researched and written by Dr Hannah Zeilig and Millie van der Byl Williams.  It looks in particular at the health and social impacts of “Our Day Out”, a programme of creative workshops run for older people in Norfolk over the past seven years.  The authors say that the programme, designed and run by professional music and movement artists, is statistically proven to improve the wellbeing of participants.  Ruth Hollis, CEO of Spirit of 2012 Trust which has funded Our Day Out, said: “This has been a fantastic project with the evaluation clearly demonstrating impact on the happiness of participants, their carers and family members.”  For the report, go to