Paintings in Hospitals is delighted to present Creative Care Homes; a practical and helpful guide to enable everyone to deliver creative sessions within a care home environment.

We hope our guide inspires you to expand on your core art activities by taking you through an A to Z of creative ideas step by step.

Paintings in Hospitals is a national arts in health charity. We use art and creative activities to improve the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of people with illness, injury, and disability. We work across the health and social care spectrum providing support to service users, their families and the people who care for them. We transform care experiences using art to help make people’s time in health and social care uplifting, reassuring and inspiring.

Creative Care Homes has been produced through grant funding from The Baring Foundation, for which, we are exceedingly grateful.

This practical guide introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic supports artistic activity which is now more important than ever. I hope it will be your go-to tool to deliver excellence in care through art.

The Creative Care Homes guide is available as a digital download and as a printed booklet. All the activities can also be viewed online.

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