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A New Form of Theatre – Older people’s involvement in theatre and drama

This report, by Kate Organ, for the first time maps  the growing phenomenon of Older People’s Theatre Companies throughout the UK and puts this exciting development  in the context of broader developments in older people’s participation in professional and amateur theatre.


Judicial Review and Rule of Law

An Introduction to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, Part 4, for Charities and Not-for-Profit organisations


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Older People, isolation and civic engagement – a national symposium

This is a report of a one day  conference held at the Albany Theatre in Deptford in December 2014, organised by Entelechy Arts and funded by the Foundation.

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Becoming a dementia-friendly arts venue: A practical guide

This new guide has been produced by a working group chaired by David Cutler, the Director of the Baring Foundation. It has been written by a group of people with practical experience of making arts and cultural venues dementia friendly.


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Technically Older – an update on digital arts and creative ageing

This report updates Joe Randall’s ground-breaking paper for the Foundation on digital arts and older people. Based on interviews with artists and ten new case studies it looks at new opportunities such as self-directed activity, personalised care and scaling up of work.

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Better use of the law and human rights by the voluntary sector

A background paper, by Neil Crowther, for the Baring Foundation Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme, September 2015.

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Funding for Black, Asian & other minority ethnic communities

Analysis of the gap in funding for the BAME voluntary and community sector by Voice4Change England.

Place-based funding

An examination of options for developing the ecology of the social sector at the local level by Margaret Bolton.

Changing communities

A report on supporting voluntary and community organisations to adapt to local demographic and cultural change by Marilyn Taylor and Mandy Wilson.

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Beyond 2015

A collection of essays from the Equality and Diversity Forum and EDF Research Network – shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice.