The National Care Forum, worked with the National Association of Activity Providers for Older People (NAPA) and The Baring Foundation to publish:
Creative Homes: how the arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care
Creative Homes celebrates existing good practice in the use of the arts in residential care. We know that a great deal of activity is already taking place amongst the best providers.
This publication is also intended to demonstrate the value of art to improving the quality of life for people in care settings.
We hope that the practical style of the guide will inspire managers and practitioners to develop and extend arts activity for the benefit of residents, their families and staff.