September 9, 2019

Boogie Mites

Find out more about Boogie Mite’s Intergenerational Music initiative : Sharing Music to Boost Well-being and Community Cohesion.

Boogie Mites have conducted an evaluation measuring community cohesion in two care homes and a day centre in Portsmouth. These settings care for older people and have been visited by children aged 10 months – 4 years, either from a Nursery School setting or with parents old on a weekly basis, for Intergenerational music sessions.

May 22, 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence


Written in association with NAPA, the SCIE website has a dedicated page aimed at encouraging participation in the arts for people living in care homes.

Packed full of information about a wide range of arts activities including creative writing, visual arts, dance, using puppets, sculpture, music, pottery, digital arts, gardening and everyday creativity.

June 4, 2019

Arts Toolkit for Activity Co-ordinators and Care Staff

Arts Derbyshire

Arts Derbyshire Toolkit is aimed at staff and Activity Co-ordinators in care settings, wishing to plan and deliver arts projects. This Toolkit was produced as part of the ‘Music in Care Homes’ project which took place in 2010 and 2011. It includes information on funding, recruiting artists, promoting projects and evaluation.

May 24, 2019

A Pocket Guide to Arts Activities for People with Dementia

Collective Encounters

This toolkit produced by Collective Encounters was the result of three years of creative work in Merseyside with the carers of people living with dementia.

Contains resources and guidance on how to use the arts to engage more effectively with people who are living with dementia.

May 24, 2019

Singing for Older Peoples’ Health and Well-being Toolkit

Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Singing for Well-being toolkit was developed following feedback from clients and care staff. A training resource that supports staff and carers to organise and run singing sessions, which are sustainable, affordable and fun.