New resource helps care homes build creativity into every day

A resident with her Cyanotype print creation. Picture credit: Jack Lowe.
A resident with her Cyanotype print creation. Picture credit: Jack Lowe.

A new arts and creativity resource has been launched to help care homes build creativity into their every day care.

Dare to Imagine: A Care Home’s Guide to Creativity has been launched following a successful four-year artist residency by arts charity Magic Me at four Excelcare care homes.

The resource contains ideas and guidance around introducing creativity into a care home and includes engaging five-minute activities and real-life examples taken from the four-year residency programme.

It has been written with input from Excelcare team members to ensure it takes into account the unique needs of care homes and has been designed to benefit the entire care home community, including family and friends.

Alongside the partners involved, Excelcare hopes this activity resource helps to inspire care homes around the country to think outside the box and introduce people to new art forms.

Excelcare director of communications, engagement & marketing, Sadie Munro, said: “At Excelcare, this resource will be shared with all our care homes, ensuring that people have the chance to explore modern art forms and experience the positive impact on their health and wellbeing. We eagerly anticipate our homes embracing modern art with the assistance of this invaluable resource.”

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