A New Age

In October 2012, LAHF published a short paper looking at the changing state of health funding for arts activity with, by and for older people in England. Entitled A New Age, the article was commissioned by The Baring Foundation and written by Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor of LAHF.

The Baring Foundation, as part of its on-going strategic interventions supporting arts and older people related activities, asked London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) to provide an analytical “think-piece” exploring the recent funding history of arts for older people, with a particular focus on monies obtained from health sources for creative participatory projects.

The research and writing of this paper was conducted in early 2012 against a backdrop of changing political and economic discourse around cuts to the provision of public sector services as well as dramatic changes to the funding and delivery of both health and social care. A focus group of people working in this area was brought together in April 2012 and further analysis and commentary was subsequently added by LAHF.

The publication is now available to download here w: www.baringfoundation.org.uk/NewAgeLAHF.pdf and below