Arts in Care Homes – Building community through the arts

“It’s like Piccadilly Circus in here. There’s always something interesting going on and people coming in and out.”

Care Home Resident

A good way to introduce more arts activities into your care home is to make contacts with people, organisations and institutions in your local community. Chase up those contacts that have been on your To-Do list for ages: your local school, garden centre, bookshop and library. Contact your local art gallery or theatre and see if they would consider doing activities for your residents.

“Every time anyone comes into the home I show them our artwork – I’m so proud of it”

Care Home Manager

Age Friendly Museum Network is a good source of information about different initiatives for older people going in museums across the country.

Arts in Care Homes HOW TO: Build Community through the Arts guide coming soon!

Building community resources