Circus for Care Homes

The Baring Foundation has published a booklet of guidance for care settings that want to use circus to improve the health and wellbeing of older participants. Written by circus company Upswing, the guidance enables care homes and day centres to try out some simple circus games themselves.

Upswing was commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017, funded by The Baring Foundation, to deliver a multi-sensory circus experience in care homes in the city. This booklet emerged out of that project and is designed for use by care homes and staff even without previous circus training.