Care home providers are being invited to share how the arts have helped them stay connected during lockdown.
As part of this year’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes on 24 September, which is being organised by the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), providers are invited to organise an event and/or share their stories about creative activities they have delivered during lockdown.
Hilary Woodhead, NAPA Executive Director, said: “We know how badly Covid-19 has affected those who live and work in care homes. The National Day of Arts in Care Homes provides us with an ideal opportunity to share examples of how the arts have enabled us to stay connected with loved ones and members of our local communities.”
Partners of this year’s event, which is being themed #CreativeCommunities, include The Southbank Centre who will collaborate with Nightingale Hammerson care home on a public outdoor art and poetry exhibition celebrating the contribution of key workers during the coronavirus crisis.
The National Archives will also sharing photographs from their collection to inspire reminiscence, spark conversation and encourage follow-up activities.
Further inspirational projects on the day will include creative writing training organised by The Poetry Takeaway and Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare, a visual arts resource pack provided by Creative Paths CIC and an event by Intergenerational Music Making.
For more information on how to get involved, click here.