May 22, 2019

A Choir in Every Care Home

Live Music Now

Launched in May 2015, A Choir in Every Care Home is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country.

The Toolkit for Care Homes, aimed at care homes and musicians, provides practical tips and advice on how to bring music into the lives of care home residents.

Watch 5 videos made by Live Music Now on how to lead a music session.

Tutorial on how to lead singing sessions for older people

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.

May 22, 2019

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Age UK

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing.

Their website has a section containing toolkits and factsheets on evaluation, commissioning, social prescribing, and guides to developing arts and culture projects.