10 things we’ve learned…

17 June 2021

We’re delighted to share our learning from four projects that connected artists with older people during the winter of 2020/21.  

The new resource Creative ageing in the pandemic: 10 things we learned… describes how artists and social care staff worked together remotely to offer live, creative activity for people in care homes and at home.   A printed copy will be sent to care homes in Scotland. 

In the middle of a pandemic there were significant challenges but also huge gains showing just how important it is to continue to find space for the social connection, stimulation and joy that creative projects can bring.   

Even as restrictions begin to ease, there is an expectation that remote working, or a blended approach that combines remote and in-person engagement, will continue.   

We hope the learning will support and inspire social care staff and artists to continue building on this work.