The Arts and Older People: facilitating culture, development and training

The Arts and Older People: facilitating culture, development and training

This report aims to investigate projects internationally that facilitate the arts for older people, with a specific focus on the methods used to train staff and volunteers. Case studies from Australia and North America have been used to identify best practice that can be built upon and replicated in learning and development packages created in the UK. It also aims to evaluate the long term benefits that artistic and creative initiatives can have for social care organisations in regards to culture change, innovation and developing positive attitudes towards training and development.