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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t be Afraid to Dance is a pack intended to be used by health professionals, activity co-ordinators and care staff and is the starting point for developing basic movement and dance activities with older people.
A rapid mapping of training provision
This report provides a snapshot of the diverse creative ageing training provision available to artists and care staff in the UK as surveyed in July 2017. Has links to several toolkits and activity providers.
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.