Creativity in Care: evaluation report

City Arts, Nottingham

The Creativity in Care programme was delivered by City Arts (Nottingham) and commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council. The Creativity in Care programme built on a premise of creatively exploring ‘whole’ care home environments and investigating how we might develop approaches that best respond to the individual needs of older people. This strand of work set out to establish models of working that improved engagement of older people in arts activities whilst also establishing a structure for supporting Activity Co-ordinators in delivering arts activities more confidently in residential care settings. The subsequent project design was informed by a number of training and consultation sessions with Activity Co-ordinators that took place prior to and during the artist residency at Eastgate Care. The main aims of the programme were to explore creative and sustainable approaches to promote the well-being outcomes for older people in residential care, supporting their physical, social and emotional needs.   

Kate Duncan, Jo Wheeler
Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England