Age & Opportunity has launched ‘A Toolkit for Arts & Creativity in Care Settings: A practical guide to making the arts and creativity part of everyday life in a care setting.’ The Toolkit is designed for use by managers and staff, in particular care setting creative activity co-ordinators, as well as non-arts professionals interested in arts in care contexts.
Age & Opportunity has a long track record of arts programmes and training in relation to care settings. The Toolkit draws especially on the experience of those involved in Age & Opportunity’s 2019 Artist in Residence in a Care Setting Initiative, and on its evaluation, to make key lessons better known for the benefit of others. Care settings have been consulted in the development of the Toolkit with the view to making it as practically useful for staff in their day to day work as possible.
This practical Toolkit is intended to provide straightforward advice, knowhow and useful videos for people who want to bring more creative activities into care settings and to get the most out of working with artists.
The toolkit is available to download here.
If you work in a care setting and would like a hard copy, email email@example.com. Free postage is provided courtesy of the An Post Community Focus initiative.