This new resource developed by NAPA is intended as a user-friendly guide to help managers develop exciting person-centred arts offers involving all their staff teams, artists and the local community.

Three care home managers, Shona Bradbury, Marlene Kelly and Fatma Makalo shared their learning and suggestions and several individuals and arts organisations, with many years of experience of working in care homes, also contributed.

Funded by The Baring Foundation, it was 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.

This report builds on the findings of the NAPA 2022 consultation Arts and Culture in Every Care Home , which posed the following question to residents, care staff teams, relatives, artists and arts and cultural organisations:

What would it require for all care homes in England to offer their residents access to relevant creative and cultural opportunities on a daily basis? 


Manager’s Guide to Arts in Care Homes, full report (pdf).

Manager Guide to Arts in Care Homes, summary (pdf)