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Live Music Now case study on the impact of live music in social care and care homes
Health & wellbeing benefits for residents, staff and setting at Woffington House
A study on the impact of live music activities delivered by LMN Wales musicians on the health and wellbeing of the residents, staff and setting, at Woffington House, Tredegar, between 2016 - 2019.
Author: Douglas Noble & Claire Cressey
cARTrefu provides high-quality creative activities for older people living in care homes across Wales and has been proven to have a significant impact on residents, staff and artists.
Author: Kelly Barr, Sarah Lord
Pathway to Hope
Site specific art project in Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Morriston Hospital.
Many traumatic brain injury patients experience feelings of isolation and hopelessness. This project involved patients co-creating artwork, contributing to a sense of belonging and a positive outlook.
Author: Heather Parnell, Capital Arts Manager
English National Ballet/National Dance Company Wales Dance for Parkinson’s Class
Dance for Parkinsons Class, Dance House, Cardiff and Blackwood Miners Institute
Dance for Parkinson's classes are a fun, informal way to discover the themes of our dance pieces. Class has been proven to support people with Parkinson’s in everyday life.
Author: Guy O'Donnell
Remote Choir / Côr Pellenig
Singing, technology and connection in Pembrokeshire
Participatory singing project piloted by Span Arts, for isolated, housebound people in rural West Wales. Singing and digital technology were used to increase wellbeing and reduce loneliness.
Author: Rowan Matthiessen (Span Arts)
cARTrefu: Creating artists in residents. A national arts in care homes participatory and mentoring programme. Evaluation report 2015-2017.
The cARTrefu project is delivered by Age Cymru, funded by the Baring Foundation and Arts Council of Wales. This evaluation by DSDC Wales, Bangor University was launched in the Senedd in October 2017.
Author: Katherine Algar-Skaife
Dementia and Imagination: a mixed-methods protocol for arts and science research
Dementia and Imagination is a multidisciplinary research collaboration bringing together arts & science to address current evidence limitations around the benefits of art activities in dementia care.
Author: Dr. Gill Windle