As professional visits to care homes start to become a possibility again, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care.
Dr Macaskill is a strong advocate for the important role the arts can play in ageing and the positive contribution that artists can make in care homes as we move forward.
This event is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from Dr Macaskill about the significant changes in the sector and what this means for how artists approach work with care homes when they return. He’ll provide valuable insight into:
- The emotional impact of the pandemic on the entire care home community – older people, staff and families
- The practical changes that have been implemented in care homes over the past 15 months
- What artists can expect when they return to work with care homes, including PPE, testing, physical distancing, and dealing with the emotional impact
- The positive contribution that artists could make as care homes begin to move forward.
This is the fourth in a series of themed events for Scottish-based freelance artists working in older people’s social care.
Scottish Care is the membership organisation for independent providers of care in Scotland. Donald sits on a number of Governmental strategic and policy groups and has a particular interest in human rights-based approaches to care and support.
Putting the (virtual) kettle on for this series of events is Kathryn Welch – a freelance practitioner interested in championing communities, building connections in unlikely places, and celebrating creativity at the heart of it all.
This will be a safe and comfortable space for everyone to participate, create, connect and share.
Who can take part?
To take part you need to be a freelance artist based in Scotland, and to have worked recently – before the pandemic – in older people’s care homes and/or day centres. Artists who attended Luminate’s Arts in Care training during the winter of 2019/20 are also eligible.
Future session date:
- Thursday 15th July, 2.30pm to 4pm
This programme is supported by Creative Scotland.