Baring Foundation examines creative response to older people during lockdown

The Baring Foundation has launched a report examining the creative ageing sector's response to supporting the wellbeing of older people during Covid-19 and throughout lockdown.

The almost overnight transition to operating remotely meant the swift development of online offer of activities. To counter the digital divide, these activities also included non-digital methods such as telephone contact and activity packs through the post and often extended to other services such as befriending or delivering food.

The report is based on a small survey and 16 case studies of creative ageing organisations across the UK, as well as learning from a decade of funding in this field.

It explores the challenges that the sector is facing and asks what needs to happen to ensure they can continue providing support.

Read the report in full.

The Baring Foundation are also hosting a launch to discuss this report on 11 November 2020 at 4pm. You need to register to attend the session.