Older People

Grants available for dementia projects - deadline 5 August 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK are offering grants of up to £25,000 to support public engagement projects that:

Dementia Friendly Venues Charter Webinar – 14 to 30 July 2021

The Alzheimer’s Society is inviting organisations to webinar to find out more about the Dementia Friendly Venues Charter – a new partnership with the Mayor of London. In the session, organisations will find out more about the Charter and signing-up process, and information on taking steps to become dementia-friendly. The society also want to use part of the session to get feedback on the Charter framework as they want to develop the Charter collaboratively as well as providing a platform to answer questions.

Freelance artist vacancies – deadline 30 June 2021

Reminiscence arts practitioner Arts Exchange is recruiting a team of freelance arts professionals to join them at Blackheath, Essex or Lambeth to provide a rich programme of inspirational arts, reminiscence, and social activities. The activities will enhance the health, happiness and well-being of people living with dementia and their family/carers.

Consultation launched into creativity and culture in care sector

The Baring Foundation has commissioned the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) to lead a consultation asking ‘What would it require for all care homes in England to offer their residents access to relevant creative and cultural opportunities on a daily basis?’

Final countdown to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021

The final countdown has begun to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021, our annual celebration of the ground-breaking work happening around the country in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. It’s not too late to enter your own event. Discover our resources here.

Creative Ageing Forum - Older people and arts, health and wellbeing – 17 June 2021

Following interest from its members, Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network has launched a forum to explore Creative Ageing. Join this meeting to explore how Leeds is becoming an age-friendly city and hear examples of great practice happening in the region.

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With Age, Art and Life Become One – 19 May 2021

The removal of much appreciated activities, human contact and services during Covid-19 has taken its toll physically, mentally and spiritually on our older population. How have arts and culture interventions made a difference during these difficult days, what challenges have been faced, and how can the lessons learned help shape the recovery and renewal of services for the future?

Call for participants to develop course for utilising music in dementia care

The Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research at Anglia Ruskin University is asking for participants for a study aimed at developing an intensive training course for qualified music therapists, musicians and other healthcare professionals who wish to pursue an advanced level of knowledge and skills of utilising music in dementia care.

To help develop the course a series of focus groups will be conducted in May 2021 to identify core components and elements to be incorporated in the training.

Research assistant and treasurer vacancies at Entelechy Arts – deadlines 28 March and 7 April 2021

South East London-based charity Entelechy Arts produces projects which powerfully test the boundaries between art, creativity, care, wellbeing and community. The programmes are created by and for the communities they work with, namely isolated older people, those living with profound and multiple disabilities, and those living in care home environments, enabling them to play an active and visible role in the creative life of their community.

Student Knowledge Exchange: NHS & RCSSD Project Festival – until 26 March 2021

This celebration of the Student Knowledge Exchange project between The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust shares insights, learning, and achievements from the projects. The events are centred around the individual programmes undertaken as part of the broader Innovating Knowledge Exchange: Student Involvement in Delivering Better Patient Experience in the NHS project jointly funded by Research England and the Office for Students.

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